Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Letters K or L

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Riverbanks Zoo

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Yellow

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Photography in Pearls – Lens-Artists: Creepy

This week, Ann-Christine has asked us to share something creepy.  I had a hard time finding anything creepy in my recent photos and had to go back to 2017 to find photos for this post.  

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I am not an early riser so I couldn’t believe it when I signed up for a sunrise excursion  to Boneyard Beach in Awendaw.  My best friend who is also a photographer convinced me to go.  It meant a 2AM wakeup to get to the rendezvous point.  But it turned out to be a great day with lots of good photos to show for it.

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So much so that I convinced my daughter (also a photography who is also not a morning person) to go.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and we had an overcast sunrise and it extremely cold.  (I can’t convince her to go again!)

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Boneyard Beach is on Bull Island which is 7 miles of undeveloped land.  It’s accessible by ferry only.  Because of tides and erosions, the forest on Bull Island is now water stranded and the beach is full of driftwood and dead trees.  

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You have to admit that with the rain, cold temperature and overcast sky that at least on this day Boneyard Beach looks very creepy.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Green

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Chimney Rock, NC

Testing my new lens – Nikon AF-S 14-24mm.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Monochrome

This week Patti has asked us to post in monochrome.

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I don’t understand why some people think that monochrome/black and white is dull and boring.  It often picks us nuances that would otherwise be unseen.

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As an example, I never saw the clouds in the beach photo above until I converted it to black and white.

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It was an overcast day when I took this photo so it was no surprise that it came out of the camera very blah.  Converting the photo to black and white brought out the clouds and the birds in the foreground.

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Bright, colorful flowers are always beautiful and can cheer anyone up but I get just as many comments on these coneflowers in black and white that I display at art shows.

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Sometimes, I convert a photo to black and white just because I can.  This is a photo of the Murrells Inlet pier taken on another overcast day.  The color photo below is more true to the subject that day but the black and white is much more dramatic.

Murrells Inlet Pier

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Seeing Double

This week Tina has asked us to see double.

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I just read my grandson the story of Noah’s Ark (3 times in a row because he liked it so much) so I decided to use photos taken at the zoo for this post.

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I was surprised to see how many of the photos were “doubles”.

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Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Layered

This week Amy has asked us to show layers in our photos.

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On a recent trip to Charleston, we stopped at our favorite place to eat and afterward went over to Shem Creek so I could get some sunset photos.  

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The sky was layered in colors from pinks and purples to yellows and oranges.

This last photo was posted last week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Lines but I’m showing it again for its layered colors.  It was taken in a moving car and through a dirty windshield so I’m really, really happy with it.  

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You can also find my first children’s book at Amazon here:  https://www.amazon.com/When-Gigi-Comes-Visit-Lambert/dp/1733420606/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=when+gigi+comes+to+visit&qid=1571928401&sr=8-1

Photo Challenge – Lens-Artists: Candid

This week Ann-Christine has asked us to share some candid shots.  

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I don’t take a lot of photos of people…unless it’s my grandson.  And I can never take enough of him.

But I did go through the archives and found some others to share – 

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Fun at the 8th Street Fountain in Augusta, GA ….

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Waiting for the ferry from St Thomas to St John…

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Riding the waves from Hurricane Dorian….

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And last but not least, a photo of the baboons at Riverbanks Zoo.  His eyes say more than words ever could!

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