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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Last Half of the Journey-Hawaii Cruise Travelog-Leaving Hawaii for Mexico…And Home

Wednesday, July 25 through Monday, July 30, we were again at sea, and you know what that means...  Lectures!  The weather wasn't conducive to much deck-walking, but I did get a few ocean and cloud pictures.  This was the last picture of Hawaiian waters. July 25 speakers were Roger Kimball on "Trump vs The Elites"; …

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Photo Challenge: Lines, by Man and by Nature

When I took this picture of the forward passenger deck of the Washington State Ferry Puyallup, the lines just drew me in.  Curved lines, straight lines, against the horizon line in the distance. And then there are the lines created in the sky by Nature-clouds which you would normally think of as curved line up …

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Temporary-Beautiful Things That Don’t Last

The fact that cloud formations are by their nature temporary makes you appreciate them more.  How often have you looked up at spectacular clouds, and had to keep watching as they scud across the sky at the mercy of winds on high?  Our skies out here in Western Washington State are often gray, but there …

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Weekly Photo Challenge..The Road Taken…A lid on the World

So one afternoon, I'm in my car on the way to a doctor appointment.  I'm driving down the freeway, and when I look up and around, the sky looks like there's a "lid" on the world, and it's been raised a bit.  And, right in the strip of blue sky between the lid of clouds, …

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