Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #186: Low Light

Since most of my photos these days are taken with my iPhone 13 Pro, I am quite proud of how well it takes photos in low-light conditions.  However, even my old iPhone XR took excellent low-light pictures.  Last year, on July 4, we went to downtown Bellevue to watch the fireworks (that had been canceled …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #166: Artificial Light

In our technological world, we beat back the darkness with copious artificial light, enabling us humans to utilize 24 of the 24 daily hours we are given.  In fact, there are groups who mourn the zillions of lumens of artificial light that our civilizations pour into the sky.  Personally, I prefer to celebrate the fact …

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Photos of December

For Christmas Eve, a sampling of December photos from my library.  A Merry Christmas to all! This year, in my own neighborhood. Found at a local market last week. Seen near Silver Lake, about a mile from our house. Seen at our local Asian market.  It's a wonder that these exotic fruits are grown right …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #128: Holidays (slightly re-imagined)

It's December, isn't it? Normally, December is filled with parties, and lights, and presents, and snow, and song, and bells, and family celebration. This year, most of those things have been canceled. Due to government pandemic rules, Christmas concerts are not held. Normally, each year on the day after Christmas, I grab my violin and …

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Easy One! Photo Challenge: Twinkle

I must have hundreds of pictures of the beautiful Christmas lights in the "Bavarian Village" of Leavenworth, Washington.  Here's one of my favorites. Leavenworth is in the Cascade Mountains, just west of Wenatchee on US Highway 2.  Every summer, my husband goes there to the International Accordion Celebration.  We try to drive up there a …

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