Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: SOFT

“The Earth is Art. The photographer is only a witness.”

Yann Arthus-Bertrand



Although is can sometimes be used as a derogatory adjective, implying weakness or limited intelligence, for the most part the word SOFT conjures up a warm, happy feeling. Soft-hearted, soft-touch, soft-spoken – you get the idea.  This week as I think back on our visit to rural New York state, I remember the softness of many of the farm animals, especially the two little sheep above. 



“A soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.”

Criss Jamie

Of course, there are all kinds of soft creatures around the world. One example – the long-haired Highland Cow above. He was one of my favorite finds on our visit to Scotland several years ago. I wondered how on earth he was able to see anything at all through those soft bangs.



“Just because you are soft doesn’t mean you are not a force.

Victoria Erickson

In Patagonia we were entertained by a small herd of alpaca grazing in the hills. Their fleece provides some of the warmest, softest, most luxurious fabric in the world.


This week show us your interpretation of SOFT. Is it something as simple as a puppy’s fur, or as personal as your favorite quilt or sweater? Maybe it’s the soft light of dawn or the whisper of a soft breeze through the trees. Let us know in your response what SOFT means to you.

Remember to add the Lens-Artists tag to your post, and to link to this one. Be sure to tune in for Patti’s challenge next week on Pilotfish


Last week Xenia treated us to a wonderful verse and a tranquil scene at Scotland’s Cairngorms National park . Catch her post here.

Pauline shared the many ways Aussies relax in her post. To see her response click here.


For more information about our challenge and how to participate, click here.



176 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: SOFT

  1. wunderschöne Tiere !!!!! :))) Wirklich richtig toll in szene gesetzt…ich meine schön sind sie ja eh, aber bei mir sieht das trotzdem irgendwie immer anders aus…ist mir auch bei meinen urlaubsfotos,ausm urlaub bad gastein aufgefallen….naja, ich kann ja noch was üben 😉 :D…danke für die schönen fotos und eine gute Nacht! Maren 🙂

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  24. Hi Tina, I tried something a bit different, shifting the focus on the camera to something that wasn’t the focal point of my image. Feel free to let me know what you think of the outcome: https://wp.me/p2owKx-10w
    Thanks for this challenge, it led me to experiment. I like your Highland Cow image, in part because I have seen several of these on various walks, and I do always wonder how they manage to see anything!
    Cheers, Amy

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