Lens Artists Challenge – Creativity During COVID

This week we have been asked to share photos that express creativity during COVID. Photography has been a great outlet for me during this time since I had to give up piano lessons which also serve as a creative outlet.

I belong to a couple of online photography groups and they have weekly topic based challenges. Often there are topics that are out of my comfort zone so they provide an opportunity to try something different. These are 2 examples:


Bokeh Shapes

I do a lot of macro photography but have only used the focus stacking technique/editing process a couple of times. If done correctly – this technique can bring out a lot of detail.

One of the hardest things for us was not being able to see family. Even though we live only 90 minutes away – a state line separated us as well as a bridge which was closed to visitors. Both of our daughters live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. So during our Google Duo calls – I “creatively” took family snapshots to display on the refrigerator.

I hope you have been able to find something that allows for creativity in your life. If you would like to join in on this challenge – you can go here –

15 thoughts on “Lens Artists Challenge – Creativity During COVID

    1. Thanks Tina! We have finally been able to see them. All of us follow the CDC guidelines and do not needlessly expose ourselves to others. So far we are all healthy!!

  1. I am in awe, Nora! Love these three creative photos. It is difficult not being able to see family. This is the longest year….

  2. These are wonderful creative experiments, Nora. I especially love the first abstract. Wonderful. Which groups do you belong to? It is hard not seeing family…I totally agree. Zoom calls do help, though. I’m hoping we can see our son in a few months, but Canada keeps closing their borders to Americans. I hope you get to see your kids very soon.

    1. Thanks Patti! I am pretty active on Flickr and belong to 3 groups – Macro Monday, Crazy Tuesday and Smile on Saturday. There’s also a group I learned of through Susan Gutterman (Musin’ with Susan) – it’s called 52 Frames. Maybe I’ll see you in one of these??

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