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 #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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I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now.

This week, a Ricochet friend did a post, that referenced the song above.  For young people who don't know it, here is my favorite version, by Judy Collins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L1UngfqojI Boy, does this bring back memories of my childhood, when I was in college in the far-away 1970s.  But I really have looked at clouds from …

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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 #138: Natural Light

This week's challenge allows us amateur photographers without all that fancy indoor lighting setup to shine.  Literally!  Living in a place surrounded by bodies of water lends itself to taking pictures of sunlight glinting off the water.  I have always liked the sparkles generated by the Sun on moving water.  It almost makes the water …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #134: From forgettable to favorite.

These pictures are a perfect demonstration of how wonderful it is to have a camera with you wherever you go, just to capture spur-of-the moment images.  Yesterday, I took my husband to the ambulatory surgery center, to have a minor procedure, and I had three hours to kill while I waited for him to be …

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Lens Artists Photo challenge #122: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

I have always been an individual optimist.  When I was is psychology graduate school, I read in one of my textbooks a phrase which has carried me through many trials and tribulations in life.  A famous psychologist said: When things look bad, and getting worse, "The world will not come to an end if..." should …

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