Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #152: Shade and Shadow

Shadows are cast by people and things, by the Sun.  You often see a person's shadow before you see the person.  It's really hard to sneak up on someone in the bright sunshine!  How often have you seen something you want to photograph, and there's no place to stand where you do not cast a …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #151: From large to small, in color(s)

My favorite color is red.  I drive a red car.  I have a red leather folio for taking notes in meetings, a red leather case for my pens and reading glasses, and a red "accordion" wallet, all from Levenger.  On our recent vacation in Nashville, red things were abundant around us.  From the Waterfront Park …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #150: Let’s Get Wild!

I have always loved wild places, and we certainly have many right within a day's drive of my home in Western Washington State.  In Eastern Washington, the landscape shows the effects of glaciation in the last Ice Age, over 10,000 years ago.  Much of the land was a huge lake called Lake Missoula, covering much …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #149: Cool colors, blue and green.

Living here in the Pacific Northwest, we are simply surrounded by blue and green.  Washington is the Evergreen State for a reason! Driving down Highway 530 on the way to North Cascades National Park, tall trees line both sides of the road, and the late afternoon light makes them look more than one shade of …

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Waterfalls, and More waterfalls!

On Sunday, Hubby and I went to our very favorite park, Tumwater Falls Park in Olympia, which is a long way from our home in Everett.  The park was closed much of last year, but has now re-opened, and we could hardly wait to get there!  Well, the park looked even better than it did …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148: Spots and Dots

Hmmmmm... I said to myself.  This one will be difficult (imagine the Sorting Hat talking to Harry Potter).  What is a spot?  A place (garden spot, a picnic spot); a stain on your clothes or your hand (Out, out, Damned Spot! said Lady MacBeth); or just something roundish.  And, what is a dot?  A period …

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Jaunt to North Cascades National Park

We live just south of the North Cascades National Park, so we take day trips up there a few times a year.  The highway through the park is closed all winter, due to the high elevation, heavy snowfall, and less need (there are two other cross-state highways for big trucks to use).  The road just …

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