Good day, fellow shutterbugs,
It’s time for World Through My Lens, 03.2019 – a round-up of the photos I took during the month for the 2 photography challenges in which I am participating. There’s the Sunday Stills series hosted by Terri at Second Wind Leisure Perspectives and The Everyday Eye Candy Project 52 with LaShawn at Everyday Eye Candy on Facebook and her blog, Everyday Eye Candy. Come check out the prompts for this month and my interpretations.
World Through My Lens Week 10
Sunday Stills, 03.03.2019: Wildlife
While waiting to be seated at Duke’s restaurant in Tacoma, we walked over to the pier where a number of sea gulls were playing. This old chap was quite cooperative about having his portrait taken.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 10: From Above
Flying west for a change, I enjoyed seeing our Franklin Mountains from above. I had a little fun editing this shot. Although it looks like it in the photograph, our mountains were not snow-covered at the time. Just rugged and shadowed.
World Through My Lens Week 11
Sunday Stills, 03.10.2019: Daylight
Saturday morning at the ball park on the lake. Perfect spring morning and an almost win for the El Paso Yankees.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 11: Photographer’s Choice
Dinner’s done. On my recent long weekend trip to Washington state, we enjoyed several delicious seafood dinners. This photo was taken at Duke’s in Seattle-Tacoma of the table across from us. I liked how all the shades of blue keep your eye bouncing around the photo.
World Through My Lens Week 12
Sunday Stills, 03.17.2019: Something Green
I was shopping for pots for the rock gardens around our pool when I came across this trio of ceramic chameleons. And they just happened to be green.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 12: Deliberately Out of Focus
Today’s warm weather meant bath time for our kitties. I washed them in the shower and then we took them on the balcony to dry them in the sun. It was exhausting for all involved. Purrsnickitty had to recover with an afternoon nap.
World Through My Lens, Week 13
Sunday Stills, 03.24.2019: Spring has Sprung
On an unscheduled day off, PC and I enjoyed a couple’s massage followed by a delicious late lunch at Crave Kitchen and Bar. I rarely order a hamburger when we eat out but really enjoyed their Chile Bomber Burger and waffle sweet potato fries. We sat on the patio in the spring sunshine. My cucumber and mint agua fresca was so refreshing, like a taste of spring.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 13: Centered Composition
We participated in the Water Lantern Festival this weekend. For a late March evening, it was windy as expected for this time of year in El Paso but unseasonably cool. Made decorating, photographing and launching our lanterns difficult and uncomfortable. Wish we could have a redo sometime in May.
Sometimes I think my subconscious works to set up photos without me even realizing what’s happening. We put our lanterns inside this broken up fire pit to keep them out of the wind until time to launch. Participants were invited on stage to share who they were honoring with their lanterns and then we were led through a whole group moment of mediation and reflection. Looking at this photo now, I like how the broken concrete and rocks represent hard times and heart break and the lanterns represent peace.
World Through My Lens Week 14
Sunday Stills, 03.31.2019: Tropical
Oh, how I longed for a long weekend at the beach in order to do this prompt justice! On a recent trip to Walmart (the only trip I have been on lately), I thought the arrangement of tropical fruits was kind of pretty. I like the way the black separates the fruits, with the yellow lemons in foreground, the green pineapple in the background and the yellow-green mangos and plantains to either side.
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 14: Simplicity
PC plays baseball every Saturday from early February to early October. The ball fields are at a city park where there is also a pleasant walking path around the man-made lake. I was thinking of my simplicity shot when I came across this very splintered wooden bench. Functional but not frilly!
Here are a couple of pictures that just fall into the random shot category. Pictures from life.
This was taken at the Water Lantern Festival. Oh, my gravy, it was cold!! You can probably tell from the waves in the water that it was also…yup, windy!
Not sure why my watermark is so obnoxiously large on this photo! And look how tiny it is in the next photo. Technology. God love us. Crazy…when I previewed this post before publishing, all of the watermarks look the same size. Can’t wait to see how they look when I publish.
This was a photo I snapped on one of my morning walks last week. I was intentionally playing with the focus. Truly. Intentionally. Although, it does look like it might have been taken by Mr. Magoo.
Last but not least, another picture taken on a baseball Saturday walk around the lake at the ball park. Ok, back to GIANT watermark. What???
I give up. The clarity of this photo is really bad, too. It was very clear – not at all Magoo-like in Google Photos. What’s going on?
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Photography is fast becoming a favorite hobby because I don’t have to do a lot! Ha! I just click and edit. Click and edit. Easy. Nothing to buy, no mess all over the house. Do you enjoy taking photos?
Have been so lazy this morning. The wind is howling outside and it makes me want to crawl back under the covers. Not sure why. Off to try to do something that makes me look productive. Thank you for stopping in!
Hugs and kisses,