Creativity in the Time of Covid

This week the Lens Artists Challenge is Creativity in the Time of Covid given to us by Tina at Travels and Trifles. One area of creativity that I have found during this pandemic is improving my photography and taking photos of things I do not normally take photos of. I did an online course with…

Sanctuary….

Xenia at Tranature has given us the Lens-Artists Challenge #108. Sanctuary If you are familiar with my blog you will not be surprised at where I find sanctuary. When you’re lost in the nightmare of life, just hold my hand, and follow the sound of my heartbeat to find sanctuary in my heart.” ― Anthony T….

Winter!

Ann Christine has given us Lens- Artists #107 Challenge Winter. While I may think photos of winter are very pretty and picturesque winter is not my favorite season. I do not like the cold. I do not like driving in icy conditions or heavy snow. I do not like riding my horse in the cold…

Autumn

This week Patti has given us the seasonal challenge of Autumn . These photos are my response. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Ontario. The weather is still mild and the humidity has dropped down . The trees put on glorious display. But….the one thing I do not like about autumn is that…

Spring into Summer

This week Tina has given us the Lens-Artists Challenge #105 . Spring. I am going to cheat a bit as last week was summer and today I am going to submit photos taken in the spring and the same plants or locations taken in the summer. I took the photo of the summer corn last…

Summer! Lens-Artists Challenge #104

Amy has given us the Lens-Artists challenge of Summer this week. Here is my take on it. Summer is warm weather and this summer we are having an extended heat wave. With heat and humidity comes the threat of thunderstorms. The other evening there was one forecast and at sunset I looked out to the…

Crop, 86, Cut. The Lens-Artists Challenge #96

Most of the photography I do is of horses. They are moving subjects and often at the other end of an arena. For horse shows I use a very long lens 250-600 mm mounted on a mono-pod. So I can get close with that but often it may have too much other stuff in the…

Soaking wet!

When I saw that Tina had chosen ALL WET for this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge I thought I would have to pass as I did not have any wet photos. But then I remembered. On July 22 , 2018 I went to a CDI3* (Concours Dressage International) to watch the Grand Prix competitors who were…

Horses! Horses Everywhere! But nary one to ride.

This week Amy gave us the Lens-artists Challenge “At Home”. I don’t have my horse at my home and with the lockdown continuing I am still not able to ride. But as I walked through my home I realized there are many horses. Here are two greys painted by Mabel Hollams. When I am very…

Good Morning!

“Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate, Still achieving, Still pursuing, Learn to labor, And to wait.” The words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the ‘first thing in the morning’ enthusiasm of our little mini-Schnauzer June seemed to be the ideal response to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge “Morning” given…