Lens Artists Challenge – Spring

This week – Sofia is inviting us to show what spring means to us. Here in coastal North Carolina, we are seeing many signs including wildflowers.

The trees are showing off their blossoms and new growth.

Best of all – it’s time to get outside and play.

I hope you are enjoying your spring!!


Project 365 – March 12-18, 2023

Here are my photos from Week 11.

March 12 – The tulips are blooming!

March 13 – Rural life

March 14 – Carnation macro

March 15 – New building for Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA

March 16 – Cardinal

March 17 – Spring beauty

March 18 – At the grocery store


Lens Artists Challenge – The Road (Most Often)Taken

John is leading this week’s topic. The idea is that we are to share photos in our favorite style or type of photography. I lean mostly to all things nature and beach. I also love macro photography.

Lucky for me, I have always lived near a beach. I find the time spent there is both peaceful and restorative.

Nature brings us much beauty to appreciate. I especially enjoy watching and photographing birds when I am out and about.

With macro photography, there is fascinating detail that is brought to life. Many times, I see something on the computer in the photo that I did not see while I was taking the picture like the falling flower in the first photo below and the tiny hairs on the stem in the second photo.

These are my roads most travelled, photographically speaking. I hope you enjoyed them!


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

This week on CFFC the topic is Things People Visit. About 9 years ago, we had the opportunity to take our daughter and then 5 year old granddaughter to Disney in Florida. It was my first time visiting so it was hard to tell who was having the most fun, my granddaughter or myself. It’s quite expensive, so I doubt we’ll go back, but I am really glad we went since I grew up watching the Wonderful World of Disney each week on TV.


Lens Artists Challenge – Topic – Alone Time

Anne-Christine is hosting this week’s challenge. Even though I consider myself an extrovert, alone time is something I need to refresh and recharge. Since I have fully retired recently, I find that the mornings can provide this. I use this time to have that most important morning beverage, coffee, to do a Spanish lesson (on duolingo), read and/or journal.

I’ve noticed that my grandchildren also need their alone time as well.

Even pets, as much as they love us, need their space at times – usually to sleep 🙂

But, if you were to ask me where my favorite place for alone time would be, it’s on a beach with a good book and the sand between my toes.


Lens Artists Challenge

This week Bren from Brashley Photography is hosting. Our challenge is to bring softness to photos. Here are the examples I have chosen for this week.

The first one is a Lensbaby photo. This lens creates softer photos.

Another way to create softness is by using a slow shutter speed. In this case we were in a moving boat and I used a shutter speed of 1/14 second.

The next photo shows softness by reduction of clarity in Lightroom.

Last is a texture edit.

Many thanks to Bren for hosting this week and reminding us that our photos don’t always have to be sharp.


Project 365 – February 12-18, 2023

Week 7 is done!!

February 12 – Taken for a themed Flickr group – Topic – Heart

February 13 – Flowers in sepia

February 14 – Valentines Day – photo of a driftwood heart wreath with texture applied

February 15 – Sunset Reflections

February 16 – Mockingbird

February 17 – Gorgeous eastern bluebird

February 18 – Taken for a themed Flickr group – Topic – Stack