Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #165: Going Wide (with pride)

I love taking photos of landscapes, since I normally notice the wide view.  I don't have a wide-angle lens for my normal point-and-shoot camera, nor my iPhone, which I have been using for most photography for the past two years.  I used to pooh-pooh all the people who are constantly using their phones to capture …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #164: Looking Up/Down

Thanks very much to Sofia, who echoes what I always tell my friends, photographers or not.  I make a habit of looking up, wherever I am.  Most people, when they are in a city, walk or drive along looking forward, or down at their phones (which is dangerous!).  I suggest that they take their eyes …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #163: Keep Walking

When I go for a walk in a scenic location (or even just around my neighborhood), I try to pay attention to my surroundings.  I live six blocks away from my local Costco store, so if I just want to pick up a prescription, I walk there and back. [let me put in a pitch …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #162-It’s all about the Light

Well, it would be, wouldn't it?   It's pretty hard to make photographs in complete darkness!  Except that, in the film-camera era, all photographs were "made" in complete darkness!  When my first husband and I were looking at the house we eventually bought, he was convinced we should buy it, by the little basement room …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #161: Feet and Shoes

No way could I miss this little ditty, composed many years ago by one of my favorite cartoonists. Speaking of tiny feet, we should all remember a line from a Robert Frost poem: The Fog comes in on little cat feet. All four little cat feet, visible at once.  That kitty is pretty relaxed, isn't …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #160: Inspiration

This year, filled with uproar, health crises, heat emergencies, corruption, as well as new friends and places; what has kept me grounded, "my Inspiration", is knowing that I still live in the Greatest Nation on God's Green Earth.  The United States of America, and its great history, has been my inspiration.  Even when I get …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #159: Postcards

In 1991, I went to Cambridge, England on a three-week summer program run by UCLA. At that time, I lived in Seattle. I knew that I was going to be meeting new people from all over the US and England, and I remembered something I had read in a magazine somewhere. It suggested that you …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #158: Back Country Roads. Enjoy your Liberty!

Before we get going down some back-country roads, let me disagree with one of the quotes that Tina used in her post this week.  Liberty is not a privilege, it is one of your God-given Rights.  Let's return to those unforgettable words of the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #157: Getting away

Ahhh, getaways.  When you're retired, you can schedule a getaway whenever you want, since every day is a weekend.  However, I just had to do this one first, as a response to Tina's photo.  Hers was the outside, and mine is the inside of the Denver airport.  In 2015, we went to a Hillsdale College …

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