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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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #127: Precious Moments

I've had a pretty long life, at age 71.  I've been through two marriages, multiple careers, dozens of jobs, many layoffs, a fair amount of therapy, and years of education.  This year, the Plague Year, has had its share of precious moments, especially, for me, those moments when I chose to defy the first actual …

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