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Lens-Artists Challenge – A Quiet Moment

This week we are asked to share photos that depict a quiet moment in our lives. One of my favorite places to go is the beaches on Hatteras Island. Even in the summer – these beaches do not get crowded.

I also love the quiet of the morning where I can go around my yard with my camera and coffee and look for insects to photograph.

We are fortunate to live on a neighborhood lake where we can sit and enjoy the waterfowl go by and hear birds chirping all around us. It’s a huge reason why we have not sold a house that has grown too big for us.

If you would like to join this week’s challenge you can join in here – https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/06/20/lens-artists-photo-challenge-102-a-quiet-moment/

Macro Photography

Macro Monday

I participate in a theme based macro group on Flickr. This week’s theme is unusual patterns. My husband and I completed 2 puzzles that were each 1000 pieces during the stay at home order. Each piece had it’s own unique shape. This is part of the puzzle called “Dogtown” and it turned out pretty cool!

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Lens Artists Challenge #96 Cropping the Shot

This week we are sharing some of our before/after photos to show how a crop can change the look. I almost always do a little cropping for compositional purposes. Here are 3 examples from photos taken this year.

Mrs. Mallard Duck – she was pretty far away from me in the original and I thought the shoreline was distracting. I wanted to bring her in closer because I loved the light on her feathers and the color of her eyes.

In this next photo, I turned a portrait into a landscape photo with the crop.

I did a major crop on this last photo because I wanted the rose buds to have all the attention.

So….. do you like the befores or afters???

If you would like to join in on these challenges – go here – https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/05/09/lens-artists-photo-challenge-96-cropping-the-shot/

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Sense of Hearing

In this week’s challenge, we are sharing pictures that your can “hear”. “Hear” are a few that I have picked:

Good old vinyl records with all the crackles and pops. This is a Beatles album on the turntable.

We heard this quartet at a wedding in the mountains. Bluegrass wedding music anyone???

Last, if ducks could laugh they would look like this one 🙂

If you would like to join in on Cee’s challenge, you can go here – https://ceenphotography.com/2020/05/05/cffc-sense-of-hearing/

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Lens Artists Challenge #95 – All Wet

Tina has invited us to share our photo interpretations of all wet. The first one is my husband on the verge of wiping out. Even though he is already wet from surfing, the wave will hit with some force pushing him off the board and into the water below.

Next is a robin having an awesome time taking a bath.

Last is one of my favorite shore birds getting ready to take the plunge into the sea.

If you would like to join in on the challenge – go here – https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2020/05/02/lens-artists-challenge-95-all-wet/