Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #114: Negative Space

Amy invited us to consider the impact of “negative space” on photographs this week as she rolled out the Lens-Artists Challenge #114. Since I’m traveling this week — from Knoxville to Gettysburg, Annapolis, and the Eastern Shore, I’ve found a couple of subjects that naturally lend themselves to standing out better surrounded by negative space: […]

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take another look at everyday objects and see them

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111: Everyday Objects

Patti, author of Pilot Fish Blog, offers this week’s topic for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #111:“Everyday Objects.” In her post, she throws out this challenge: “take another look at everyday objects and see them from a different perspective.” Even though we’ve been home, inside and isolated, pretty much the whole time of the COVID quarantine since […]

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Sunrise with surfer -- Pawleys Island SC

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 108: Sanctuary

Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself. Gautama Buddha Although a sanctuary can be a place of permanence, it may also be a temporary respite, a place for contemplation and solace. A refresher, if you will. And for the past 35 years or so — maybe even longer — our sanctuary has […]

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Painted dogwood in UT Gardens

Lens-Artists Challenge 105: Spring

Knoxville is the ugliest city I ever saw in America, with the possible exception of some mill towns in New England. John Gunther, 1947 With that caustic statement (actually a blessing in disguise), Knoxville took note. We Knoxvillians had a pretty city then, but we have an even prettier city now. And to top it […]

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A Quiet Moment: Lens-Artists Challenge 102

I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. Chaim Potok On a recent journey through the Great Smoky Mountains, we understood Patty’s Lens-Artists Challenge for this week: “A Quiet Moment” since, we, too, were searching for the hushed beauty […]

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One Single Flower: Lens-Artists Challenge 101

The world needs who you were made to be. Anonymous Southern magnolias have been a part of me all my life. From the time I was born in Louisiana and then moved to Arkansas and Tennessee, I’ve never been without these gracious gems of trees, towering over lawns and stately homes (humble ones as well) […]

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