A Treasure Hunt

The Lens-artists Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt

I went through my archives for this Treasure Hunt

  • Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall

Sunsetsunset_grafton_named_nov 2015
Something hot20200112_blog challenge_light_fire
A bird. A Catbird180905_blog challenge_lime_light green_catbird
A dog171113_blog challenge_wish_dog
Funny signsign_bears_motel
A bicycle190329_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_wheels_bike_sculpture
Seascapeseascape_named_march 2010
Double Rainbowrainbow_named_caniaba_oct 2018
Musical Instrument 190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_epiphone
A Boat190127_blog_challenge_voyager_sculpture_boat
A Plane190702_blog_challenge_blue_airforce_aeroplane
A Waterfall170510_blog challenge_falling water_ ellenborough falls

  • Extra Credit Items:  An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image.

Street performers being expressive180531_blog challenge_flags_banners_banner_lotus lantern festival_south korea
Unusual Place20200124_blog challenge_light_enlighten_toilet_south korea
Knitting181010_blog challenge_things_people_play_with_sofias_creation_puppets
A Fishfish_bob_named_aquarium_tasmania_oct 2019
An animal you don’t usually see – An Echidnaechidna_binna burra_named_june 2014
A Bucketred-necked walabies_joey_bucket_water_named_home_jackadgery_dec 2019






A collection of tones and shapes

Debbies Quotation-inspired image

“Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships!”      Ansel Adams

“Tonal relationships are important for us to understand because they give us the power and choice to influence the viewer’s eye, highlighting what we as the photographer want to showcase in an image. At a basic level, a photograph is nothing more than a collection of tones and shapes. If we can look at an image and understand what the relationships between the elements are, then we can sculpt the image with more artistic intent. Understanding these relationships, I think, makes us more focused on what we are doing at the time of capture, what we may want to do later on with the image, and knowing what we want to say as artists.” Robert Salisbury

Do you think I have it right?

cobbles_edinburgh_named_oct 2015


museum_lyon_named_oct 2015

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Do you find the image more to your liking in black and white…….190104_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_geometric_shapes_south_korea_wall
or in colour to convey the sense of tone and shapepickaword_grand-hyatt-korea

See Robert Salisburys blog for more information



The Ragtag Daily Prompt Sunday: Masterpiece

The masterpiece
that arises from
Is this a study
of work
of thought
of desire.
The head
the fingers
the heart



What is
What is
will you
show me
your masterpiece
I’ll show
you mine.
A collaborative
This goes
What about
To you
my friend
it is just
a bit of
to us
it is

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The Neon Light squares within a square

Beckys square photo challenge: Light

20200125_blog challenge_light_neon_square_art

Come on over to Becky’s and join in the fun
Here’s the rule:
All you really need remember about this photographic challenge is that a square is a rectangle with four equal sides!
Yes the photo format is Square. Look on your camera setting before you get totally inspired and set it to 1:1 There you have it Square Format. If you forget crop your image to Square