Shutterbugs and Photographer Friends,
Welcome to the World Through My Lens, 09.2019. This is a collection of photos I took during September 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, 09.2019
I did finally, finally, finally use my DSL camera a lil bitsy (as Lucia would say) this month. The only photo below captured with it, however, is the picture of the cactus or succulent. Hope to remember to grab it to take with me as I go out the door this month, in case I come across a perfect photo op. And I have my photography class beginning on 10.22.2019. That will be an encouragement to use it more, I am sure.
Here are my responses to this month’s prompts for the World Through My Lens, 09.2019
WORLD THROUGH MY LENS WEEK 36
EVERYDAY EYECANDY PROJECT 52, WEEK 36: Architecture
The architecture of the University of Texas, El Paso is very unique. Every building uses aspects of Bhutanese design; “sloping walls, high inset windows, overhanging roofs, and dark bands of brick inset with mosaic-tiled mandalas” [source]. The campus is lovely and reflects the peace associated with the Buddhist religion. I liked the ray of sunshine that divided this photo.
SUNDAY STILLS, 09.01.2019: No Challenge
World Through My Lens Week 37
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 37: School Daze
Drove past the school from which I retired in 12.2013 just as the dismissal bell was about to ring. Snapped this photo of the school buses jockeying for position in the parking lot. The first photo is the original, unedited shot. I used Prisma to edit the photo in the following frames. Which do you prefer?
Sunday Stills, 09.08.2019: Layers
For some of the prompts each month, I really try to seek the perfect subject. So was the case with the word ‘layers’. I walked and drove around considering the word in everything. Layers of old roofing shingles, layers of peeling paint, layers of paint on a painting. But the photo I decided to use was this cactus on the grounds of the University of Texas, El Paso.
World Through My Lens Week 38
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 38: Autumn
Autumn has finally arrived. Our temperatures have dropped close to 20*F for the highs. Evenings are cool enough that we can sleep with our bedroom door open to the balcony. Every year, I build a scarecrow and here is this year’s version. I noticed my ‘fella’s’ clothes are getting pretty faded. Might be time for new a outfit next fall.
Sunday Stills, 09.15.2019: Sports or Hobbies
You probably remember how I have been working to finish projects. Finish reading books, finish my spring-that-has-become-seasonal cleaning, and finish some of my craft projects. This is my mosaic. Managed to finish another section this week. Making progress!!
World Through My Lens Week 39
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 39: Fruit
Made a quick stop at Whole Foods across town when I had a few minutes to spare before my physical therapy appointment. These mangoes and oranges? were displayed near the door. I enjoyed the contrast in texture and color in this display.
Sunday Stills, 09.22.2019: Signs of Autumn
The first signs of autumn around our house were the decorations in my thrift-shop wheelbarrow. Looking forward to a trip to the pumpkin patch and corn maze next weekend with Lauren, Lucia and Francisco.
World Through My Lens Week 40
Everyday Eyecandy Project 52, Week 40: From Where I Stand
Not getting wet from where I stand taking Lucia’s photo in the outlet mall splash pads. Interesting that there are 2 sets of shadows for her little chubby arms.
Sunday Still, 09.29.2019: A Bug’s Life
I wrote, here, about my experience accompanying my daughter for a reading by a Houston-based medium, here. During the reading, Kim O’Neill mentioned my attachment to butterflies. I have always associated my father with a butterfly sighting but the physic suggested that the butterflies are actually visits from my maternal grandmother. Now I choose to believe a butterfly represents them both.
As always, I will close out this post with a few random shots I have taken during the month.
First up, some shots I took for the prompt fruit before going with the oranges and mangoes in the photo above.
Our desert community receives less than 9″ of rain a year. We can always tell that autumn has arrived when the rains and winds sweep in sometime during October. Halloween is often cold, wet and windy, but the first week of the month, this year was cool, damp and breezy. One morning, when I was up early to help with Lucia, the clouds were hanging very low over the mountain tops. I snapped this photo and then used Prisma to create the edited versions.
This picture with Prisma’s Joker filter is very striking with its unexpected colors. Would like to paint this version.
And this version was created using the Femme filter. It would be pretty drawn with pastels.
Finally, discovered this dramatic mural hidden away off one of the main drags in El Paso. It was painted on a wall of a small, new shopping center, next door to a Kendra Scott store I hadn’t known existed. The vivid color palette represents Frida Kahlo’s flair for the dramatic.
Last month 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 in my World Through My Lens, 08.2019 but they disappeared.
Well, I found them again! Here’s my favorite.
What would your World Through my Lens 09.2019 post look like? Well, 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 10th photo in your gallery? Or share it on your Instagram account and tag me, @onceuponatimehappilyeverafter. I will go share mine, now. Meet you over there?
Hugs and kisses,