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 – 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/

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Photo Challenge – Prolific

This week we are asked to share our interpretation of prolific.

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Clouds on a Beautiful Day

Clouds 2

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Photo Challenge – I’d Rather Be…

This week we are asked to share what we would rather be doing right now…

Walking the Beach

I’d rather be walking the beach…

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I’d rather be taking photos…

Reading with Carter

But most of all, I’d rather be reading with this little guy.

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Photo Challenge – Variations on a Theme

This week, we are asked to show the same thing — an object, place, or person — presented in several different ways.

The beach is literally around the corner and I often stop there to spend a few quiet moments before heading home.  This day was cold so I didn’t stay long but I did get these shots before packing up to go home.  These variations were all taken in a five minute span.

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Photo Challenge – Scale

This week we are asked to experiment with placement and scale to show how big or small you can feel in a photo.

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Pawleys Island, SC

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Photo Challenge – Wanderlust

This week we are asked to share photos of where we’ve traveled recently.  These photos were taken on a trip to the US Virgin Islands, February 2017.

Moon Over the Palms - St Thomas USVI

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St Thomas USVI

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St John USVI

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