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.

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’.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

These free roaming donkeys work the parking lot at the Grand Turk Lighthouse. They know that tourists will provide food, water and attention.

Grand Turk Lighthouse

Wild Roaming Donkeys

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge always provides an opportunity to show off some of your favorite photos. Follow the link to this week’s challenge page.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Anticipation

Falkland Islands

Is the next meal on the way? Will she feed me now? I need more food!

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Aw, come on, Mom! Dish the fish!!

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Tuesday Photo Challenge is a great deal of fun. Frank Jansen has been running this challenge for a long time, but he always seems to find a new twist in his topics. Join the fun on his blog ‘Dutch goes the Photo!’