Lens-Artist Challenge – Blue

For this week’s challenge, Patti has asked us to share out interpretation of blue – whether it’s the time of day, the color or the mood.

Blue Sky

The beach is different every day.  The sky can be any color imaginable.  The surf can quietly lay down or thunder as the waves hit the beach.  Sometimes the air is so still and oppressive that it’s unbearable without the shade of an umbrella and sometimes the wind blows so hard that the grains of sand pellet you mercilessly.   So there’s always a sense of anticipation as you walk through the access to see the mood of the beach that day. 

Blue Sunset

The most vivid colors of the sky are at sunrise and sunset.  I’m not a morning person at all so sunrise photos are a rarity for me.  This photo was taken at Huntington Beach State Park.  I had gone there to get photos of the birds coming home to roost and stayed to watch the last traces of the sun. 

Blue Beach

This last photo is my latest Photoshop effort.  I would play with it 24/7 if I could.  It’s definitely blue!

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here:  https://pilotfishblog.com/2018/08/04/lens-artists-photo-challenge-blue/

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Cooling

Our prompt this week from Ann-Christine is “cooling”.  And since it was a beautiful beach weekend all we needed to keep cool was an umbrella and a chair.

Out For A Swim

Children in the Water

Girl in the Hat 1

You can find out more about the weekly challenge here:      https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

You can see more of my photography here:  photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Wonder

I’ve been participating in the WordPress Photo Challenges for over two years and was very disappointed to hear that WordPress was no longer going to host the weekly challenge.  The challenges provided an opportunity for bloggers and photographers to discover each other and share our work.  And I’ve picked up lots of tips and ideas for new projects.     

Luckily, four wonderful bloggers – photographer/artists – have taken up the “challenge” so to speak and will take turns hosting the challenge each week.  They are –

Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

This week, Patti has given us the prompt “wonder”.  We’ve been asked to create a post that captures a moment, a feeling, a place, a person—that fills us with wonder.

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The beach is that place for me.  I visit at least three or four days a week.  Sometimes hubby and I spend the day under the umbrella with sandwiches and watermelon for lunch and sometimes I walk alone.  Sometimes, it’s the clouds and the sky that capture my attention.  Sometimes it’s the birds and some days it’s the children playing in the sand and surf.  

A Girl and Her Kite

Regardless of the circumstances, each visit I leave calm, relaxed and uplifted, filled with wonder at the day spent at the beach.

Walking the Beach

To see responses from other bloggers, click here:  https://pilotfishblog.com/2018/07/07/lens-artists-weekly-photo-challenge-wonder/

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Colorful

I found a new weekly photo challenge over at Dutch Goes the Photo!  This week, Frank has asked us to show how colorful we can be.  

Colorful Flowers

Colorful Bikes

Colorful School Mural

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Photo Challenge – Favorite Photo

This week is the final challenge from WordPress and we’ve been asked to share our favorite photo.  I’ve really enjoyed these  weekly challenges as it’s made me think more about composition and introduced me to many other bloggers who have provided inspiration and guidance.

The first post for Photography in Pearls was December 28, 2015 and I’ve had lots of favorite photos over the past 2 1/2 years.  But for this post, I’ve chosen the one that started it all.

Pearls

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here: All-Time Favorites

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Photo Challenge – Twisted

This week we are asked to show something twisted.

I love big, big, chunky jewelry – the more colorful the better.  Hubby calls it my “Betty Rubble” jewelry.

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I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Children love them too.  I can always count on my grandchildren wanting to climb up in my lap to play with them and I score extra hugs.

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But no matter how carefully I wrap them up when traveling, they always get twisted together and it’s a nightmare trying to get them untangled.

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But it’s worth it for those extra hugs.

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here: Twisted

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Photo Challenge – Liquid

This week we are asked to share a photo of liquid in whatever state, shape or color we find it.  Since I live at the beach, you know my choice would include the ocean.

During my beach walk last night, I came across two men out walking their four dogs.  This one got most of my attention because of its distinctive color and markings but also because of its unbounded joy in the surf.  He dashed in and out,

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jumped up and down

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and gave me the biggest and sweetest grin!  This is a happy dog!

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To see responses from other bloggers, please click here: Liquid

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Photo Challenge – Place in the World

This week we are asked to share our place in the world – where we belong.

Pawleys Beach

There’s no place like home.

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here: Place in the World

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Photo Challenge – Unlikely

This week we are asked to share a photo of something unpredictable.

Beautiful Beach Weather

It’s unlikely a visit to the beach today would disappoint.

To see responses from other bloggers, please click here: Unlikely

You can see more of my photography here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com