L-A Photo Challenge #143

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #143: Colorful April The Irises are blooming! This is not from this year though. It's called Badlands. I call it spectacular! Dandelions are taking over our yard. This one is almost perfect though. Another Iris that is mind boggling. It's called Team Spirit. How do they get those orange beards on a... Continue Reading →

L-A Photo Challenge: You Pick It

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #142: You Pick It Ah! We pick the topic for this one! I think I'll go with the phenomenal sun halo we saw last year in June. It was an amazing sight that got even better with the clouds. According to earthsky.org "Halos around the sun or moon are caused by high,... Continue Reading →

CFFC- Inanimate Animals

Cee always thinks of the most fun topics! This week, it's Non-living Animals , like statues, stuffies, art. I've got a few of those to share. Below: Schnauzer figurine, Frankoma horse, spider sculpture in Santa Fe, NM; bear statue in Anchorage, AK; rabbit statue in Powell Gardens, MO. Powell Gardens in Missouri Below: Pig statue... Continue Reading →

Lens-Artist Challenge #130

Lens-Artist Challenge #130- Close Encounters Thanks to Anne Sandler for hosting this week's challenge and for her excellent explanation of the difference between close-up and macro photography. It was very informative! I love doing macro shots. It's like looking into another world to me. Sure, most of my macros are of insects and flowers. Those... Continue Reading →

PaWC: Abandoned

PaWC: Abandoned I love old abandoned buildings and houses. I try to get photos of them when I can. Near the Moffat Tunnel, Colorado Mini Ha Ha Tonka Castle, Missouri Idaho. It says "reported" on the roof. Queen Wilhemina Parkway/Talimena Drive Boreas Pass, Colorado I'm not sure if this counts as abandoned. This was a... Continue Reading →

PaWC: Working with Animals

Photo a Week Challenge: Working with Animals I'm choosing to use the interaction with animals. Even though this little guy was in a separate car, he still communicated to me. He was so cute I had to get a picture. My dogs- hogging the space heater under my desk. This guy, having a seat at... Continue Reading →

CMMC- Silver or Gold

Cee's Midweek Madness Challenge: Silver or Gold Folks seemed to be interested in my ice photos, so I thought I'd share some more for this challenge. In an ice storm, everything looks like silver or crystal. Trees sparkle, the ice sparkles and a cloudy sky gives a silver tone to everything. An example of what... Continue Reading →

CMMC- Close-up or Macro

Cee's Midweek Madness Challenge: Close-up or Macro I love a good macro. I believe Cee said something about not using flowers or insects. I get it, no worries, but it puts a crimp in my macro options. Thankfully there's an option for close-ups, which is different from macro (in my humble opinion). So I've gone... Continue Reading →

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