Boat, Waterfront Place Everett

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #207: Seeing Double

Double trouble.  Double indemnity.  Double-cross.  My photos for "seeing double" aren't all reflections, but they are all double.  How about this formidable pair of musicians, the Eyer Sisters? Both young ladies are excellent musicians, and they stole the show at the Accordion Celebration this year. On my outings to the new Waterfront Place development on …

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Sunday Stills: To the Beach!

It's beach season again (but you wouldn't know it from the weather in Everett today, which is cool and drizzly).  We are extremely fortunate here to have a plethora of beaches available to us within an hour or two drive.  If you asked us, our most favorite beach is the Dungeness Spit National Wildlife Refuge …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #203: Local Vistas

We are truly blessed to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  We are surrounded by water and mountains on all sides.  In our small city of Everett, Silver Lake is just a mile from our home. Martha Lake is another couple of miles south of our house. To the west is Puget Sound, with its …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #187: Water, Water, Everywhere

I live in Western Washington, basically surrounded by water on every side.  Silver Lake is our local watery spot. I really wish there were a walking path all the way around, but much of the lake shore is in private hands, so the path only goes around the east and north sides of the lake. …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #184: What travel has taught me

What travel has mostly taught me is that people are people everywhere and always.  And that we don't live in the only beautiful region of our country.  Everywhere we have traveled has shown us that God has bestowed upon us a spectacular planet, with an infinite variety of landscapes and features. For the past two …

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CFFC-Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Reflections and Shadows

So, what motivated my friend Cee to choose reflections and shadows for this week's fun challenge?  I see, she fell right into my hands...  Reflections and shadows are some of my very favorite photographic subjects! Bodies of water are excellent for reflections, aren't they?  Especially if the water is flat, mirror-like.  The waters of Silver …

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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 #155: On the Water

When you live in the Pacific Northwest, you can be "on the water" in moments, from most places.  We have the Pacific Ocean, Puget Sound, and numerous lakes and rivers within a short drive.  Silver Lake is less than five minutes from my house, and I never get tired of taking pictures of it.  Its …

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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 Photo Challenge #129: Favorite images of 2020

Since I consider 2020 to have been the worst year in my 71-year life, let's get the bad stuff out of the way first.  In 2020, we underwent the worst government-imposed denial of individual liberty in living memory, when our state governments locked down entire states, preventing millions of citizens from earning their livings, and …

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