Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136: Subjects Starting with the Letter–S

The shelves of this store are stacked with stock. You will find a steamship, a sailing ship, and even a spaceship. There are several sorts of shoe and scores of signs and symbols. There is a sketch of a squinch, a selection of shells (not all from the sea), a siamang settled on a seat, a sponge to be studied, and sundry stuff suspended from strings. In all I included 1,234 Ss for you to see.― Mike Wilks

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136, we’re circling back to the alphabet.  This time, we’re going to focus on the letter S.  What images can you find that feature a subject that begins with the letter S?  Here are some ideas to get you started: 

S is for strawberries. (By the way, they were delicious.)

S is for stallion, sky, and statue.

The letter S also includes shadows in the snow and a serene winter scene from my new home town.

And let’s not forget, S is for saguaro and spikes and sharp.

And finally, S is for Sintra, Portugal, the home of this splendid Moorish palace, painted in stunning shades of yellow and orange.

In this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #136:  Subjects That Start with the Letter S, we invite you share images that feature a subject starting with the letter S. You can also include signs and graffiti with the letter S. For an added challenge, capture an image that illustrates a concept with the letter S, such as serene, sharp, spooky, or silent.  In your post, include a link to my original post and use the Lens-Artists tag so that everyone can find your post in the WP Reader. We hope you join the fun!

Looking back at last week, we were inspired by Sheetal’s marvelous challenge, A Glimpse of My World. Her post opened my eyes to the wonders of the Beatles ashram and the Ganga Aarti ceremony in Rishikesh, India. Your posts took us around the world–to the USA, Portugal, the U.K., the Netherlands, Canada, Australia–to name a few. By sharing the places, people, and things that make you happy, our spirits were uplifted, too.

Next week, Ann-Christine will be hosting Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137, so please be sure to visit her site and join us.  In the meantime, have a wonderful, creative week and please stay safe.


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    • Hi, Dianne. It was fun–an experiment with my camera. I should try it more often. But the cactus seemed perfect for it! Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoyed your post last week. Enjoy the weekend.


    • I’m delighted, Frank. Sintra is gorgeous. It was so hard to find the right angle to capture it, but it turns out one of my first shots was pretty good. I can imagine all the “s-es” in your beach shots–sand, seashell, sea, etc.!! I hope all’s well and that you can join us!


  1. Hi Patti, You are so clever with your esses. I have a bit of a lisp, so this would be super sloppy for me to read out loud seven times fast. It looks like some of your photos came from AZ. I just saw the Saguaro National Forest driving down to Scottsdale a couple of weeks ago. Your picture is stunning. I like the stallion, too. Here’s mine. https://tchistorygal.net/2021/02/20/lens-artist-photo-challenge-136-the-letter-s/. It’s on time even! 🙂 BTW, I love your Challenge 133 sky. wow!

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  2. Oooh, those strawberries…. how delicious.
    These challenges of letters, make me squeeze the neurons to find those words in English, which sometimes are not the same in my language… I’ll get on it. 🤔

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  3. Scintillating, spectacular, sincere, sweet, singular, and sophisticated challenge topic this week.
    I am not shy, maybe even a bit sanguine and I hope you will stand by and not spurn or be skeptical or suspicious of my response to this challenge that I will post on Thursday! OK, I am being silly. 🙂

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    • Hi, Amy. I’m delighted you like them. The strawberries were great. I don’t know why I don’t make them for myself! I never think of that. Your pictures of the snow and sunflower were wonderful. Here comes the sun–at last!


    • Hi, Tina. It’s been a lot of fun–with a great collection from seashells to statues to stagecoaches to…..And the collection continues. Your post was fascinating. I’d love to see the dolphins in action.


  4. Ah – a fun challenge, Patti! Ssso many S’s! Love your choices, especially the spikes and beautiful Sintra. Awfully tempted by the strawberries though… I cannot find my ping, so I’ll be back with a link!


    • Hi, IJ. I’m glad this collection had a positive impression on you! Wonderful. Sintra is stunning, isn’t it? Those colors are brilliant. And yes, the crowds were a bit dense. Looking forward to your take, too.

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  5. From the first time I set foot in the Sonoran desert in the mid-90s, I’ve never tired of seeing saguaro: the size, their shape, their verticality. I like to think they have a secret when they point to the sky. The last time I was in the Tucson area was October 2018, which seems both like yesterday and an age ago.

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    • Hi, Sue. Many thanks, Sue. The “spikes” shot was an experiment using the in camera feature of double exposure. I should use it more often! I appreciate your thoughts.


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