Prague's Astronomical Clock

Travel bliss destination: Prague & Germany

This week, Lindy LeCoq posed a challenge in Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #175: Follow Your Bliss: find and describe something that makes us blissfully happy. Without a doubt, the two of us agree: Travel in or out of the U.S. has become a passion for us. With an upcoming trip later this week (our first one […]

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House of sticks and thatching, Mekong River, Cambodia

Linear shapes and designs: Lens-Artists Challenge #174

Patti Moed — author, photographer, and writer of Pilot Fish Blog — led the Lens-Artists Challenge this week as she shared favorite shapes and designs in interesting photographs. One shape that pops up (sometimes unexpectedly) in our photos is that of the humble, yet effective line. Lines lead our eyes in different directions as these […]

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Chicago skyline and Roosevelt Road bridge

Architecture in the city of big shoulders: Chicago

With Tina’s theme — Interesting Architecture — for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #173, our photos from a recent trip to Chicago couldn’t be more fitting. After all, this city of big shoulders, immortalized in Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago” sets the standard for skyscrapers, old and new buildings, artsy collections, and riverboat tours just begging you to […]

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Elvis/Marilyn by David Scheinmann, 2013

Lens-Artists Challenge #171: Weird and Wonderful

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Sir Francis Bacon With Ann-Christine’s choice of topic — Weird and Wonderful — for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, we were reminded of a recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky, and a stay at 21c Museum Hotel. It’s not that the hotel was weird by […]

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Boxed by size, pumpkins await bidding at Crab Orchard, Kentucky

Lens-Artists Challenge #167: Colors of Autumn

Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron and rust, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies. Sharon Kay Penman This adventure just happened — as many of our adventures do. We were driving home from Lexington, Kentucky, and noted what looked to be a farm selling pumpkins […]

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Waco, Texas: touring a Fixer Upper kitchen

Lens-Artists Challenge #166: Artificial Light

With the publication of Ann-Christine’s challenge this week entitled “Artificial Light,” we noted from the entries posted on her site that light sources other than natural ones can actually be quite magical indeed. To tell the truth, we tend to take pictures mostly in natural light, generally the glow from the golden hours of sunup […]

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