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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Bird Weekly – Using Selective Color

Lisa of Our Eyes Open has asked us to use the editing technique of selective color. Since Lightroom Classic is my “go to” for editing – that is what I used. The process is pretty easy with the HSL Panel (hue, saturation, luminance). I played with the saturation sliders until I got the look I wanted. Here are a cardinal, mallards and bluebird using this technique.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Black&White vs Color

This week’s challenge is comparing photos that are color and converted to black and white. The first 2 photos were taken at the beach last month. I am a fan of beach photos in b/w or sepia.

The next ones are of a plant. My preference on this one is the color but the b/w brings out the detail nicely.

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Lens Artists Challenge – Spots and Dots

Our house is sold and we are staying with family until we can move into the apartment we are renting while we build. We’ve done a little travelling and enjoying ourselves during this in-between phase. This week Ann Christine has asked us to share photos of our interpretation of spots and dots. Here are a few that I have.

One of the “spots” we went to on our travels was Flora-Bama. It is definitely a t-shirt and shorts type of place. It’s a couple of run down beach buildings with music in 6 different areas. If you go – be prepared for a “dive” like atmosphere with good music.

Also in Florida, I spent some time trying to “spot” lizards that seem to be everywhere. This one blends in nicely with it’s surroundings.

Lastly, today we went for a walk on the beach and saw what was left of this spotted sea animal that had washed up on the shore. I would love to have seen what it looked like alive.

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