Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece

Lens-Artists Challenge #165: Going Wide

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. Henry Ward Beecher Patti Moed of pilotfishblog.com offers the topic for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge: Going Wide. Her post and the delightful shots taken both with wide-angle lenses and a cellphone follow the advice she gives: Before you […]

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Seaside houses in Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Lens-Artists Challenge #164: Looking Up/Down

With an interesting theme by a new host for the Lens-Artists Challenge — Sofia Alves of Photographias — we’re exploring the idea of looking up and down this week. And one of our favorite towns — Manarola — in Cinque Terre, Italy, came to mind. Although we visited on what must have been one of […]

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Bangkok military moving in step

Lens-Artists Challenge #163: Keep Walking

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. Frank A. Clark Amy chose Keep Walking as this week’s photo challenge topic, and if you head to her site, you’ll see interesting paths from all over the world — like the military personnel (pictured above) we found walking stoically through Bangkok, […]

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Standing atop Mt. Battie in Camden, Maine -- celebrating 50 years of marriage!

Celebrating 10 years with WordPress!

According to a notice from WordPress last week, we’ve hit a milestone: 10 years of blogging, 736 posts! And what a great decade it has been! What started as a lark has turned in to a commitment to keep the content and photos coming — about travel, about photography, about whatever strikes our fancy. Without […]

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Taranto Seafood Co, Apalachicola FL

Lens-Artists Challenge #162: It’s All About the Light

The host of this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge, Tina Schell, couldn’t have made a more profound statement for photographers at any level: it really is all about the light. To love beauty is to see light. Victor Hugo Whether it’s soft, early morning light or rays turning everything gold just before sundown, light transforms ordinary objects […]

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Beach people, Pawleys Island, SC

Lens-Artists Challenge #160: Your Inspiration

In quoting Agnes Martin, Patti Moed “pinpoints two key elements of inspiration–the quality of light in a place and our feelings at that moment” and invites us to share something that inspires us. And it was that phrase “the quality of light” that brought me to a source of inspiration that those of you who […]

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