Rocks and Boulders That Stand Out

The reeds enhance the look of this boulder sitting on the shoreline of a lake. 


The artistry of nature revealed in ever-changing ripples around these rocks. 


This so reminded me of a turtle on the edge of a beach.  The lake foam really adds interest to this photo. 



Hawaiian family of rocks playing in the waves.  I added selective coloring to the highlights in this b/w image.


Cee’s Challenge: Rocks, Boulders and Stones

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Creative Steps

One challenge to my self-discovery was embarking on a journey of creative intent.  It began with many baby steps and much frustration.  I’m still crossing the bridge to materializing my vision for a photograph, but I’m pursuing the goal with joyous curiosity, learning the fine touches of digital art.  Two years ago, I didn’t even have a clue how to crop an image. The above photo is a combination of using a filter and split tones.


Creative blueprint evolved in youth

Set aside for adult responsibilities

Shift occurs in retirement years

Steps taken to find joy

With deep intent

Creative spark re-emerges

Challenge accepted

Thrill of exploration

Leads to new beginnings


V. J.’s Challenge: Intent

Frank’s Challenge: Challenge

Patrick’s Challenge: Steps



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Tranquility here

Glowing in warming sunlight

Serenity smiles

Fleeting moment out of time

Waiting for next storm to rise


Colleen’s Challenge: Poet’s Choice

Frank’s Challenge: Tranquil



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Touch of Fantasy

K’lee’s theme of  “Unusual Tones or Textures”  brought out my playful side and the love of playing with colors. 


“The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.” 

(Steven Pinker)



K’Lee and Dale’s Challenge: Unusual Tones or Textures

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Title Poetry

V.J. has asked us  “to select from your own work, enough titles, in the order you created them, to find new meaning.”



V.J.’s Challenge: Titles


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Happiness is…the many faces of water.

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”   

(Lao Tzu)


“Sleeping and water are lifesavers – that’s true beauty right there.” 

(Sofia Boutella)



“Cross the meadow and the stream and listen as the peaceful water brings peace upon your soul.” 

(Maximillian Degenerez)

Lens Artists: Happiness is…

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Stretching Imagination

Senses hibernate

In imaginary glow

Waiting for sunlight

Lost in a wintry refuge

Detached from chilling forces


Colleen’s Challenge: Cold & Safe (Synonyms Only)






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