Flower petals bokeh, Valle Crucis, NC

Bokeh mystique: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #194

This may be my one and only true confessions post, but when I saw Sofia’s theme this week, I knew I was in trouble. Bokeh is one of those “real” photographer terms, one that I hardly understand, let alone use intentionally. As Sofia says, “It literally means ‘blur’ in Japanese.” And let me tell you, […]

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Sonia Summers' Girl Blowing Bubbles: Chalk Walk 2022

Re-birth Day: Knoxville’s Chalk Walk 2022

Making a strong comeback on the Knoxville Dogwood Arts scene, Chalk Walk 2022 brought crowds back downtown after a two-year hiatus (Covid, of course!). And since John of Journeys with Johnbo created this week’s topic Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #193: They Say It’s Your Birthday, we just figured the rebirth of Chalk Walk was as celebratory […]

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Walking through Zion National Park

Earth Story: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #192

This Earth Story is a tale told in orange as we celebrate the grandeur of the earth revealed in brownish, yellowish, orangey colors of America’s state and national parks. Orange is the happiest color. Frank Sinatra In the photo above, hikers make their way around the striated rocks of Zion National Park. And from our […]

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Love in bloom: Lens-Artists Challenge #189 Odds and Ends

Don’t get upset with me. It’s not what you think. I’m all for Tina’s interesting challenge this week called “Odds and Ends.” It’s just that I’ve been totally self-absorbed in something else — something I’ve written about before. Something that makes me grab my camera and head outside my back door several times during several […]

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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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