Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #33: Nature

Tivua Island, Fiji

I was inspired by our host to review my photos from our visit to Fiji. Here are two photos from that trip that highlight Nature.

Tivua Island, Fiji
Red Vented BulBul

This bird is an unwanted invasive species originating in India that is now endemic in the Fiji islands.


Follow this link to Patti Moed’s Pilotfish blog.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Bank

Inside Passage, Alaska

The challenge poses a different challenge. The email indicates that the challenge for the day is “Flow”, but the post indicates “Bank”. I found a great photo for flow, but I think it can also work for bank. Let me know what you think.

Inside Passage, Alaska

Frank Jansen Photography has been sponsoring this challenge in his blog ‘Dutch goes the Photo!‘ for several years now. He now has quite a steady following with some terrific contributors. Follow the link to see other entries in this week’s challenge.

Which Way Challenge: January 17, 2019

Poorvoo, Finland

If you look at the street sign, you will see that motor cars and motor bikes are not allowed on this particular street. The incline is quite steep and the surface is cobblestone. It appears to be an accident waiting to happen.


Poorvoo, Finland

The Which Way Challenge is sponsored by the blog sonofabeach96. You can find other great entries by following the link.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

Helsinki, Finland

Nancy Merrill Photography always brings out the best with her weekly challenges. This week, with ‘Vanishing Point’, she highlights one of the principal guidelines in taking great photographs – Perspective. Nothing aids perspective more than a proper vanishing point to guide the eye through the subject matter of a photograph or painting.

I have chosen two photos from our trip to Helsinki to demonstrate both the curved and the straight line vanishing point techniques.


Curved Vanishing Point

Straight Line Vanishing Point

Note in the second photo that everything is moving away from the observer toward the vanishing point, emphasizing it even more.

Neither photo is of prize winning quality, but both are useful in demonstrating the technique of the ‘Vanishing Point’.