Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Seashores or Lakeshores

This week Amy has asked us to share our favorite seashore or lakeshore.  As I live at the beach, it was difficult to narrow my selections.

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It’s the busy season for us now but it pays to be a local.  We know a few places that are usually pretty quiet.

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The view is just as beautiful when a storm approaches….

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,,, in the middle of the day… 

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…or when the tide comes in or when it goes out.

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The beach is the only place I want to be.

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Dreamy

This week Ann-Christine has given us the prompt “dreamy”.

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Do you feel like you’re in the middle of a Disney movie?  

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Or a Nickelodeon cartoon?

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These photos were taken at a Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens last year.  The displays were inspired by Chinese craftsmen and the ancient tradition of Chinese Lantern Festivals.  The festival featured larger-than-life silk lantern sculpture scattered throughout the zoo.  

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Details

This week Patti has asked us to share some details.

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Nature provides all the detail needed.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Your Choice

Lens-Artists is celebrating its first anniversary and we’ve been asked to pick our choice for this week.  I’ve chosen “inspiration”.

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Brookgreen Garden holds a series of evening concerts throughout the summer.  Various local bands perform and you can bring a chair to sit and listen or listen while you stroll through the gardens.  It’s a unique experience to take photos in the evening light.

I didn’t have any set plan in mind but the gardens always speak to me and guides my feet and hands.

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The evening over, I captured this last shot as we headed to the car.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Unique

This week we are asked to share something that is unique to us.

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I travel a lot each month and usually take the back roads.  It takes longer than the interstate but the drive is always more interesting and I don’t have to deal with the heavy traffic.

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There are dozens of small towns along the way and it’s sad to see how once flourishing towns are literally disappearing before my eyes.  

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Abandoned buildings have been taken over by trees, vines and weeds…but each still has a unique story to tell if only someone was there to tell it.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Trees

This week Ann-Christine has asked us to share anything involving trees.

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This tree is located outside my doctor’s office.  I’ve been going there a while and at each visit, it looks the same as the visit before.  It is always bare no matter the season and it always catches my attention.  After several visits, I finally was there on an overcast day and was able to get a shot of it.

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I’ve been working in Illustrator and Photoshop and decided to play around with my tree.  Above is the negative inverting the black and white.

 

And here are more of my tree variations.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Delicate

This week Ann-Christine has asked us to share our delicate side.

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Spring has sprung and along with the beautiful blooms are these little fellows flying back and forth transferring pollen from one bloom to another.

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Tiny yellow footprints confirm their passage and sometimes you’re lucky enough to get a close up view of their delicate wings.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Harmony

This week, Tina has asked us to reflect on the meaning of harmony – “a pleasing combination or arrangement of different things”.

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The perfect day is sitting under an umbrella on the beach – a cool breeze, sunscreen and shades….. 

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…..the latest best selling novel, a cooler with plenty of water and sandwiches…..

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and great company is the best recipe for perfect harmony.

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Less is More

This week Amy has asked us to share what “less means more” means to us.

Here’s proof that you don’t need a big set or lots of props to have a great photo shoot.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Creativity

Ann-Christine has asked us to show our creativity in this week’s post.

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I started working in Adobe Illustrator a couple of months ago and I’m so excited about all the things it lets me do.  I’m doing some graphic design and to practice my drawing skills (which were non-existent before starting Illustrator), I’m taking older photos and reworking them in Lightroom, Photoshop and Illustrator.  Hubby calls it my expensive coloring book.

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The handsome man above is my dad.  The photo was taken at a family event about 10 years ago.  I don’t know which family member took it but I am so grateful they did.

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The drawing below is from my most absolute favorite photo in the world.  I love reading to my grandchildren and my daughter always takes a picture of my grandson snuggled in my lap while I read to him.

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So hubby may be right about the expensive coloring book but I’m having fun and that’s all that matters.

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