Shutterbugs and Photographer Friends,
Welcome to the World Through My Lens, 08.2019. This is a collection of 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. Before we get started today, you can visit last month’s World Through My Lens post, here.
WORLD THROUGH MY LENS, 08.2019
Didn’t use my DSL camera at all this month. Need to quit relying on my phone for these photography challenges because the whole purpose of them was to inspire me to use my good camera. To become more familiar with it. Going to try to do better this month. And I said this very same thing in July. But I hate lugging a big ole camera on the plane on trips, or on a hike, or to a ball game. Then there’s always the worry that I will drop it, or get it wet. At least I would be using it, though.
Here are my responses to the past month’s prompts.
WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 32
EVERYDAY EYECANDY PROJECT 52, WEEK 32: The Letter “C”
My Prince C. in Cincinnati at a Cincinnati Reds ball game where the team earned a big W.
SUNDAY STILLS, 08.04.2019: Yellow
This adorable kitty and I became fast friends over the few days we were in Tipp City, Ohio. Originally planned to use the squash blooms for my ‘yellow.’ But when Homer walked up, I knew she – yes, she – had to be in the photo, too. She’s almost yellow, right?
World Through My Lens Week 33
Everyday EyeCandy Project 52, Week 33: Bloom
Not sure what this bloom is. Anyone know? Lovely, whatever its name. Discovered it growing in my mother-in-law May’s garden.
Sunday Stills, 08.11.2019: Macro or Close-up Photography
Oh, how I wish I had had my DSL camera when I came across this fellow on my way to a doctor appointment. He was just hanging out around a bench where I was sitting in the courtyard of the Army hospital. At first, I was worried he was injured and couldn’t fly. But after delighting me for a few moments and allowing me a photo op, this hummingbird flew away.
World Through My Lens Week 34
Everyday EyeCandy Project 52, Week 34: Night
Took this photo of the view of a summer evening from the front porch of PC’s parents’ home in Ohio. Wish I could say that brightness was the moon but alas, it is just a street light. Loved the deep blue dusky sky and the illuminated leaves.
Sunday Stills, 08.18.2019: Zen
Synchronicity is what this is! In between doctor appointments, last week, I was looking to snap so photos for the prompts I was still lacking for this month’s photo challenges. Decided to grab some lunch when I came across Sushi Zen. Win-win. Great food at a restaurant that satisfied a photo prompt! This sushi roll is called a Zen#1.
World Through My Lens Week 35
Everyday EyeCandy Project 52, Week 35: Mobile Photography
Wasn’t quite sure what this should be. Maybe for all the folks using their good cameras, this would be a photograph taken with their mobile phone? Or maybe it is photography in motion? Or a photo taken from a moving vehicle? Or a photo of a mobile??
I decided to go with a photograph I snapped with my mobile phone of my mobile granddaughter twirling in a summery dress. The photo on the left is the original. The photo on the right was edited with Prisma, using their femme filter. I love how even with a photo camera, I was able to capture the motion of my granddaughter dancing.
Sunday Stills, 08.25.2019: Our National Parks
We have the beautiful Franklin Mountains running smack dab through the middle of El Paso which is a state park. But the only National Park that we have is the little known Chamizal National Memorial. Part park, part memorial, the Chamizal was established by Congress on June 30, 1966 to, “commemorate the harmonious settlement of the long-standing boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico concerning the Chamizal…” To fulfill that mission today, the park offers a history museum to learn about the intricate story of this international dispute and its resolution, an amphitheater where Music Under the Stars is hosted during the summer, and a indoor performance theater. [source]
As always, I will close out this post with a few random shots I have taken during the month.
You might remember that PC and I collect heart-shaped rocks whenever we go hiking. I have a whole windowsill full of them in the kitchen. Came across this one, decidedly too large to display on the sill, during a recent hike up Lost Dog Trail.
Hunter Valley Farm Wedding Venue
What a perfect place for a wedding. Hunter Valley Farm had it all. This was the view at ‘golden hour’ from the ballroom where my niece’s wedding reception was held.
This week I scrubbed the upholstery on our dinette chairs and then sprayed them with Scotchguard. I left them on the patio to dry in the sun. Took several photos of them because they looked kind of interesting, haphazardly arranged on the pool deck in the sunshine. Was going to share the photos here with you but they have disappeared. I swear I do not know how things like that happen. Do they happen to you or am I the only one with this terrible luck with technology? Anyway, you will have to just imagine how cool those photos looked. And maybe someday, I will find the pictures again.
Here’s where you share a photo with me! Would love for you to share a recent fav photo from your phone over on my Facebook page. If not a favorite photo, how about the 3rd photo in your gallery? I will go share mine, now. Meet you over there?
HaPpY hUmP dAy, gals!! I have been plans for my Wednesday, wish me luck.
Hugs and kisses,