Lens Artists Challenge – One Photo Two Ways

This week Tina is hosting the challenge and asking us to show different edits of the same photo. First up is a mono conversion of a flower. Personally I prefer the monotone over the color in this instance.

The second one is of some cute baby ducks using a different crop for each. I think I prefer the tighter crop in this instance because my eye goes the the baby duck and not the muck they are standing in.

Last is some Photoshop magic using the sky replacement tool to create a sunset in this photo. If you haven’t played with this tool, it’s fun to see if it can work for you.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Paths

This week on CFFC the topic is Ground: sand, dirt, paths, walks, trails, roads, etc. There are some places where you have to make your own path.

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Len’s Artists – It’s a Wonderful World

This week – Amy is hosting the challenge – It’s a Wonderful World using inspiration from the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Here are my examples for the lyrics – I substituted a sunset for a rainbow 🙂

I see trees of green, Red roses too, I see them bloom, For me and you, And I think to myself, What a wonderful world

I see skies of blue, And clouds of white, The bright blessed day, The dark sacred night, And I think to myself, What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow, So pretty in the sky, Are also on the faces, Of people going by, I see friends shaking hands, Saying, “How do you do?” They’re really saying”I love you”

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, They’ll learn much more, Than I’ll never know, And I think to myself, What a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Oh yeah


Lens Artists – Shade and Shadows

This week Ann-Christine has invited us to share pictures of shade and shadows. I have chosen 3 for the topic.

The first one is a picture of a shell on the windowsill. I think I took this for a Flickr macro group I belong to.

The next photo was taken in Rincon, Puerto Rico several years ago. Some of the beaches have palm trees not too far from the water’s edge. I was able to take this from a little higher vantage point.

The last photo is yours truly 🙂

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Lens Artists Challenge #150 Let’s Get Wild

This week Dianne of the blog Rambling Ranger encourages us to share photos of nature untouched by humans or without help from humans. I am sharing 2 photos that are special to me.

First up is a deer from Skyline Drive in Virginia. I could see one every day and never tire of seeing them so they are a real treat when we do get a chance to see one.

The second photo is also from Skyline Drive. My husband and I have been visiting that area every fall for over 40 years and we rarely see bear. This photo is from one of those rare occasions.

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