Tag Archives: Lens Artist Weekly Photo Challenge

Time to Pause

Slowing down the pace Invites surprising details *Bubbles in a sink caught my eye. Slowing down the pace Adds interest to life Grass snake surprised me as I entered my backyard a few years ago. Slowing down the pace Invites … Continue reading

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Wave of Nostalgia

In this quiet moment My hat sits waiting Ready head out In a search for tranquility I walk alone Oblivious to past worries No decisions to make Totally absorbed A wave of nostalgia Washes over me Like a cooling breeze … Continue reading

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Magic of Flowers

“Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.” (Jeremy Bentham) “Where flowers bloom, so does hope. (Lady Bird Johnson) Majestic beauty Of the exotic Left spellbound Pausing in the moment Mesmerized … Continue reading

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Old and New

Abandoned barns meet wind power on Manitoulin Island. *** Parliament buildings (1866) rising amidst modern architecture in Ottawa. Wider view of the landscape. The pavilion on the right is home of the pillar in the above photo. Rideau Canal was … Continue reading

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Transported into Simplicity

Treasure of simplicity Captivates imagination Transporting senses To yesteryear When freedom of movement Taken for granted *** V.J.’s theme: Transported https://onewomansquest.org/2020/04/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-90-transported/ Patti’s theme: Simplicity https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/04/04/lens-artists-photo-challenge-91-simplicity/

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Solace in Spring

After a long winter Spring breeze filling the air Yearning for open waters Under sunny skies Empty boardwalk Contribution to social distancing Benches empty Waiting it out Here I sit calmly With my daughter companion Wondering when it will all … Continue reading

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Domino Effect Creating Chaos

History repeating itself Microscopic invasion World shaken Difficult times Troubled waters Ripple domino effect Grounding necessary To dissipate fears To find calm waters within To have faith That this too Shall pass V.J.’s theme: Domino Effect https://onewomansquest.org/2020/03/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-88-domino-effect/ Ann-Christine’s theme: Chaos … Continue reading

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Two Faces of the Same Scene

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” (Loren Eiseley) *** Miriam’s theme: Reflections https://theshowersofblessings.com/2020/03/07/lens-artists-photo-challenge-87-reflections/

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One Possible Future

This was yesterday. This is now. This is tomorrow. *** Ann-Christine’s theme: Into the Future https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/lens-artists-photo-challenge-83-future/

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Windows with a View

Never hesitate to open new windows in your life. (Mehmet Murat Ildan) Scenic view from Curious Thymes restaurant, Sudbury, Ontario. A foggy, drizzly autumn day a few years ago. Sadly it no longer exists. The view outside a lounge in … Continue reading

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When Darkness Falls

When darkness falls Light lies in wait Painting with graying pallette To the eye’s delight The sky erupts Displaying its mood While the flower lies safe In the forest’s gentle arms Tenderly awaiting The sun’s awakening *~* V. J.’s theme: … Continue reading

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“It takes a long time to grow an old friend” to fly through time with. (John Leonard) “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” (Sue Fitzmaurice) ~*~ Tina’s theme: Seeing Double https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/10/26/lens-artists-challenge-69-seeing-double/

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Autumn Layers

Chasing the light Delineating shadows and lines Layers of the fallen Transformation ending Landscape becomes moody Barrenness a promise The last hang on Braving the winds of change *** Amy`s theme: Layered https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/lens-artists-photo-challenge-67-layered/

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Farewell to Summer Fun

As the days grow colder Memories grow fonder Warming the heart With candid moments Playful opportunities Minds exploring Sensual learning Sometimes fun turns to too much fun, as the day`s outing comes to an end. There`s a story behind that … Continue reading

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Derelict barns can be found driving the countyside of Manitoulin Island, Ontario. “The poetry of earth is never dead.” (John Keats) Sometimes a feel of country can be found close to home. This walkway led to the stream below. *~* … Continue reading

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Magical Light

Two different perspectives at the same scene. “Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.” (Roal Dahl) “I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” (Trent Parke) *~* Ann-Christine’s theme: Magical https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/lens-artists-photo-challenge-63-magical-my-magical-garden/

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“Silhouettes say a lot with little information…” (Kara Walker) Silhouettes can embrace a subject and set a mood. Silhouetted leaves can create a sense of drama. Silhouettes and shadows dance together to the song of nature. Silhouettes can make one … Continue reading

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Precious Pets

Parrot chumming around with my daughter. Worth the five dollars for a photo. I asked this fellow and his pet iguana to pose for me. Strange sight at a local festival. My daughter’s precious cats, Peanut and Tommy. Munchkin is … Continue reading

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Frame within a Frame

When you really think about it, it’s all in how you frame your life. Memories blur Framing special moments With a forever image Bridge framing the sunset moment before the boat docking. (Rideau Canal Sunset Boat Tour, Ottawa) Rustic framing … Continue reading

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Different Angles

These are all photos taken inside and outside Laurentian University’s library a few years ago. (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) Main sitting area below the staircase. Looking up, you can just catch the edge of the bottom of the stairs. I was … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

*This is the entrance to taking a break from the noise of city life. (Windy Lake Provincial Park)) “Sometimes, just the warm sun and the sound of the waves is pure heaven.” (Sue Alexander) * ” Taking the time to … Continue reading

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Shoreline Memories

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust) Rocky Mountains near Jasper, Alberta, Canada (The sky was hazy from smoke due to nearby forest fires in British Columbia. ) Northern … Continue reading

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Dreamy Tranquility

Dreaming of the road less travelled An unspoken journey Of endless possibilities Mountains pull me in A sacred witness To my heart’s desire Just when I thought All was done Call of the ocean Steals my heart * Ann-Christine’s theme: … Continue reading

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Aspects of Serenity

Sunset over calm waters paints a picture of serenity in heart and mind. Standing awestruck within reach of the serene majesty of a mountain range in Western Canada. Experiencing a calm feeling of serenity with a glass of wine after … Continue reading

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Passing Mood of Trees

“A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.” (Malay Proverb) “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our suroundings.” (Kakuzo Okakura) “Color creates, entrances, changes, reveals and establishes a mood…” (Kiff Holland) Lens-Artist Leya’s theme: Trees https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/lens-artists-photo-challenge-50-trees/

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Feral chickens seemed to be everywhere in Kauai, Hawaii. On my trip a few years ago, I was fascinated by their presence. My first encounter with a sunbathing seal. I had to take a closer look with the camera’s eye. … Continue reading

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Five Elements Theory in Chinese Philosophy

Element of Metal– metal sculpture of a loving embrace with nature at Muttart Conservatory in Edmonton, Alberta. “The way that light hits objects…is one of the more important things that sculpture and photography share.” (Rashid Johnson) Element of Fiery Sky … Continue reading

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Lens Artists: Creative Ones

Aboriginal sculpture in Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Canada. Aboriginal paintings at Science North, Sudbury, Ontario. Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity

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Winter Wilderness

Three faces of the same scene.      “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn   Lens Artists: Reflections

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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 … Continue reading

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  Open door looking into a re-creation of tea rooms of old.   Doorway through a fence, looking out onto a farmland, winter scene.   Back door of a barn open to an empty field.   Lens Artists: Doors and … Continue reading

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Magical Light

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”    (Aaron Rose)   This monochrome of the first image has a magical light radiating from the cloud.    “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the … Continue reading

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Changing Focus

On a recent road trip to capture fall colors,  a plane did a low-fly over the scene.  Almost forgot that we were close to the airport, but I was ready for the unexpected change.   Took a few steps forward … Continue reading

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Look Up

Architectural curves seen while looking up.  (Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa, Canada.)   Strong, abstract lines on a ceiling, next to a glass wall, in Ottawa.   My favorite look-up trees.   Lens Artists: Look Up    

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Flight Path

There are many paths we take in life, but flying over Kauai, Hawaii last year, impressed my senses beyond belief. The feel of being in a helicopter is like experiencing a slow-motion journey comparable to that of a bird’s flight. … Continue reading

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