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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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists – Delicious

This week Patti has asked us to share what “delicious” means to us.

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Several years ago, I started a food blog – Mom Asked Me For a Recipe!  I’m not a great cook but I was experimenting with new recipes and wanted to share.  But you can’t have a great food blog if you don’t have great food pictures and my photos were…well let’s just say they were bad and leave it at that.  

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So I took a photography class and then another and then another and the rest is history.  Unfortunately I had to put “Mom” on the back burner about a year ago but surprisingly it still gets a couple of “likes” each week on Facebook.

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So if these pictures have your mouth watering, head over to Mom Asked Me For A Recipe! for the recipe.

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Photo Challenge : Lens-Artists “Different”

This week Tina has challenged us to present something different than our usual photos.  My usual photos are everything connected to this beautiful place I live – the beach, the flowers (something is blooming all throughout the year), the art at Brookgreen Gardens and the beautiful and temperamental birds of the Lowcountry and other varieties that pass through on their yearly migration.  So I was having a difficult time deciding what to post.

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Until today.  My oldest daughter and her family are here visiting and we took my 3-year-old grandson to the aquarium.  It’s been at least 10 years since I’d been and I had forgotten all of the beautiful colors.

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And the fish are so fast!  A flick of their tail and off they go totaling messing up my shot.  These aren’t the best photos but they are a beautiful reminder of the fantastic day we had at the aquarium.

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