Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #181: Double Dipping

When the weekly Word Press photo challenges ended almost 4 years ago, a number of us decided to support our creative community by hosting our own challenges. The number of photo challenges has grown to include a wide variety of subjects and feature different photographic styles, techniques, and types of cameras. So, this week it’s my pleasure to highlight several of them.

Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Cee Neuner, the host of multiple challenges, has been a wonderful creative presence in our Word Press community. Here’s a photo of a beautiful and delicate Roman coriander plant for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Roman Coriander Plant.

Weekend Sky Challenge & Cellpic Sunday Challenge

One of my recent images works for two challenges. The first is Hammad Rais Weekend Sky Challenge #51. Hammad, an enthusiastic participant in our Lens-Artists challenges, comes from Karachi, Pakistan. The second is John Steiner’s Cellpic Sunday. John is another avid photographer and a new member of our team. He enjoys many types of photography and uses a DSLR, cell phone, and a drone. This photo for John’s and Hammad’s challenges was captured in the Boston Common. It was shot with my Google Pixel 6 cellphone and helps me remember a walk on a beautiful winter day last week.

The View from Boston Commons. Shot with a Google Pixel 6.

The Last Image On The Card

Brian, also known as Bushboy, generously shares photos from his part of the world, in the Australian Outback. Here’s my contribution to his Last on the Card challenge, taken two weeks ago on a nostalgic walk at Wallis Sands Beach with dear friends and their charming dog. If you look closely, you can see the remnants of the morning fog hanging over the beach.

We hope you join Tina’s Double Dipping Challenge this week. Please be sure to include the Lens-Artists tag and link to her original post, as well as any other challenges you have joined this week.

Last week, we took a wonderful trip back through time and enjoyed your photographic retrospective of 2021–a puzzling, hopeful, maddening, and joyful year.

Next week it’s my turn to host LAPC #182, so please come back next Saturday at noon to get all the details and join the fun. In the meantime, have a safe, joyful and inspiring week.

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    • Hi, Beth. Thanks!! I’m delighted you like them. The flower was so unique and now that we’re back in Boston, it’s been fun photographing our old “haunts.” Looking forward to your post, too. Enjoy the weekend.

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  1. Wonderful selections Patti. Thanks for the inclusion ❤ That is a wonderful Last Photo. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂
    PS I don’t live in the Outback, I live in the foothills of the Gibraltar Ranges, close to the coast in a forest where I get rain and abundant nature.

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  2. A beautiful selection Patti – you’re right, that flower is really unique! And I loved your image of the Commons view. Phones have come such a long way, haven’t they?! Hope you didn’t get too pummeled by snow this past week but if you did, I look forward to your images 😊

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    • Thanks! I appreciate your thoughts on these. Phones have come a long way. I have two cameras on this phone (front and back), plus multiple lenses and the ability to shoot RAW. Amazing. It’s more powerful than my early Canon DSLR cameras. The snow is beautiful. We went for a long walk today. Crisp and cold. I stopped for a Dunkin Donuts on the way. 😀

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  3. Hi pati – the closing photo for BB’s last on the card was tripe clever – you had the two couples – the cool sky – and then it seemed like three sections – the far left water – the middle shore – and then the far right with footprints and leading us to the buildings.

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  4. I find that last photo especially interesting for a variety of reasons: the scene itself, the myriad of tracks the two couples balance the shot. Now that I read your post I have a better idea of what the challenge is. 🙂


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  5. Hi, thanks for including my challenge in your challenge-response to Tina! That is a spectacular image of Boston Commons. I am so looking forward to creating my response this week. I will be joining a new challenge or two for the first time.

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  6. I think I’ve taken part in all of these challenges at some point, Patti! Funny, on my Sunday Stills post today (theme: future) I also mentioned the WordPress weekly photo challenge. It had a good run and I re-started Sunday Stills just before WP stopped their challenge. These really bring bloggers together and provide an excellent showcase for our photography talents. Your photos are lovely and the google pixel 6 seems to really deliver! have a great week!

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    • We really agree on that, Terri. I missed the WP challenges so much. You’re doing your part by continuing with your challenge, which is wonderful. I know you have a devoted following, which is great. Thanks for your thoughts on my photos, too. And yes…I’m very happy with the Pixel 6. It’s bigger and heavier, but that’s a small price to pay for great photos! All the best in the new year, too.

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    • Your last two captures are the perfect entry for my challenge. Truly amazing as they are giving such a unique view of the sky and the surroundings.
      Thank you very much for sharing these with my challenge 🙂

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  7. Patti, I was first connected with you through this challenge and love your carefully taken photos and words that go with them. And more I enjoy that you often represent “home” for me. Boston is always a necessary stop before or returning from NH. And Wallis Sands was where my girls spent many summer as my family was close by, and that is the best family beach….well next to the attack seagulls. lol. I will never forget the day one took a whole slice of pizza from my niece. Oh wait, you probably hears as she wailed for half and hour. Lovely post. Happy Monday.

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    • Thank you so much, Donna. You gave me a wonderful gift this morning! So we share a connection to NH and Boston. That’s wonderful. We’re in Boston now. It’s changed so much since we lived here about a dozen years ago. It’s been fun exploring. Wallis Sands is one of my favorite places to walk. What a great beach! Thanks again for the big smile.

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