Lens Artists Challenge – Going Wide

There are times where some subjects are better portrayed with a wide angle view. Here are a few examples that I have chosen (each one is under 30 mm)

A wide view was definitely needed for this “fog bow” at the beach.

In this next photo, I was attempting to get the entire piano keyboard into view.

The last photo is my first lightning shot. I cropped it quite a bit and wished I had a longer lens on this particular occasion.

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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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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 – Stripes and Checks

This week in the Lens Artists Challenge, we are sharing photos with stripes and checks. Here are my choices for the week.

Stripes made from protective fencing on the beach

Striped zebra swallowtail

The next 2 photos are of buildings which have checks of various sizes

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Lens Artists #122 – The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

For this week’s challenge, we are invited by Ana – – to share photos depicting this theme. I have to admit that I do not get up often for sunrises. Here are a few of my favorites:

Early morning surf session

Beach walker

Sunrise service on the pier

Cloudy and colorful sunrise

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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.

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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.

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Lens-Artists #91 – Simplicity

This week we are looking at simplicity through our photos. Here are a few that I feel represent this weeks topic.

Simple pleasures (and not terribly high in calories)

A walk on the beach which I could do everyday if I lived closer to one

Watching the birds in our yard. We are soooo excited because this year we finally have bluebirds in one of our bird houses

Spring blossoms always bring a smile

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