Surfer calls it a day at St. George Island

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137: Soft

Ann-Christine’s challenge this week immediately brought to mind the softness of fog and gentle rains mentioned in poems by two of my favorite American authors. In the photo above, fog and mist crept in quietly as a cat — unexpectedly yet swiftly — forcing the surfer on St. George Island, Florida, to “hang it up” […]

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Sundown in South Africa

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Begins with S

From the blog of P. A. Moed comes this week’s challenge — photos whose subjects begin with the letter S. Above: SUNSET in South Africa on the grounds of Thornybush. 2. STORKS at Volubilis We went to the ancient ruins of Volubilis to learn more about civilization there, but found that we couldn’t take our […]

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Posts at Bellevue Landing, Royal Oak, MD

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #132: Striped

Every line tells its own story, even the very tentative ones. Gillian Redwood It’s been a striped world this past week with American flags waving in the wind at the Inauguration, so Leya’s interesting challenge is a welcome one: Striped and Checked. Although we don’t specifically search for stripes, we find patterns in architecture, lighting, […]

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Vietnam: bringing chickens to market

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #131 – Emotions

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Spurgeon For this week’s challenge, Patti (P.A. Moed) asked for pictures showing emotions. “Easy,” I thought. But then I realized that most of the photos I take show people who are happy — happy at work or play, with […]

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Viking Sky

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #124: Then and Now

Oh, what a difference a year makes! In this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Amy invites us to share what we were doing “then” as opposed to what we are involved with “now.” And it probably goes without saying that pre-pandemic days, especially around a holiday as notable as Thanksgiving, are very different “now.” One year […]

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