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.

Ham and Swiss Sliders

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake

 

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.  

Chicken Noodle Soup

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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.

Beef Lasagna

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Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream

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

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

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Esther’s Mac and Cheese

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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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I’ve Got a New Toy

Several months ago I took an online Adobe Illustrator course and I’m totally hooked.

I’ve never been able to draw unless you count stick figures so it’s amazing to me what Illustrator can do.

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Photo Challenge : Lens-Artists – Shadows

Tina’s prompt for us this week is “shadows”.

During a recent trip to Charleston, I had a couple of hours in between appointments and as luck would have it, it was a beautiful warm, spring-like day so I took a drive over to one of the parks for a walk in the sunshine.

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This photo is my favorite from that day.

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Photo Challenge: Lens-Artists – Curves

This week Tina has asked us to show our curves.  

When entering the city of Conway, South Carolina from Highway 501, you travel over the Memorial Bridge.  It’s absolutely gorgeous and stately.  It was built in 1937 and was designated as a memorial to the Horry County citizens that served in America’s wars.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

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Last October the area was hard hit by Hurricane Florence and the area at the foot of the bridge had massive flooding from the Waccamaw River and much of the area was closed off.  

Now the bridge is closed for several months for construction.  It’s getting a new road surface and a nip and a tuck to the curbs and railings.  

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They don’t make them like this any more.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Doors

This week Tina has given us the topic of “doors” as our challenge.
Salters DepotThis Old Store

I love looking at old abandoned buildings.  I always wonder at the stories those walls could tell if only they could talk.  They fascinate me so I won’t hesitate to stop and grab my camera when I see one on my many trips. Luckily, my passengers have become used to this and don’t mind the many stops.

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You have to turn off the main roads though and drive through some small towns.  Unfortunately some of the small towns are almost completely abandoned and it’s sad to see.  Other small towns have found ways to revitalize and businesses are flourishing.  But those aren’t as fascinating to me.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Magical Lights

This week Amy has chosen “magical lights” as our prompt and it’s come at a most appropriate time as we just purchased our tickets for Night of a Thousand Candles.

Each year Brookgreen Gardens hosts the event.  There are lights through out the gardens along with carolers, story-tellers, bagpipes, food, drink and more.  Thousands of people attend each year.  It’s amazing and it wouldn’t be Christmas without a stroll though the gardens.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists – Blended

I am late, late, late with this week’s challenge to show something blended.  So I’m making this quick as the new challenge comes out in about 10 minutes!  I’ve not missed one yet since I started this blog and don’t intend to ever miss one.

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We heard the Boattailed Grackle singing but it took some time to locate his position.  I’m not sure what kind of bird the second is but I only saw him because he moved.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Fun

This week we are asked to share a little fun.

Children in the Sand

It’s hard to believe that the summer is over, fall is in the air and I’ve already started Christmas shopping.  But for now, I’m going to follow Patti’s request and share some fun. 

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Most of my summer was spent at the beach under an umbrella enjoying the cool breeze and watching the children play in the sand and surf.  Part of the fun for me is watching the pure joy on their faces as they enjoy the water.  Oh, to be so young again!

Family in the Surf

I kept my camera out and snapped happily away….

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