Lens-Artists Challenge #26 – 2018 Photography Review
“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m taking tomorrow.”
This week Ann-Christine has challenged us to sort through 2018’s images seeking personal favorites. It’s a daunting exercise akin to being asked which of your children is your favorite – does one not love them all equally? Each represents a moment in time that for some reason spoke to heart of the photographer; perhaps in the hope that they would one day speak to those who view them.
“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”
I am ever-grateful to my father for sharing his love of nature, which has become a favorite subject for my lens. At home on Kiawah we are surrounded by an amazing array of incredible offerings. Rich with beautiful vistas and wonderful wildlife, it is difficult to spend time here without developing an appreciation of Mother Nature’s bounty.
“Photography is simply a function of noticing things. Nothing more.”
I also enjoy capturing the quiet moments of everyday life. Nearby Charleston SC offers a never-ending opportunity to observe and shoot the little things we often overlook. Whether hard at work, such as the tiler above, or simply passing time like the woman below, somehow the lives of strangers create a strong pull for a photographer’s lens.
“The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”
While we can create wonderful images from our day-to-day lives, nothing awakens the senses more than the sights and sounds of travel. As such, I’d like to close today’s post with some favorite images of Israel and Jordan from our visit this past fall.
“Photography is a love affair with life.”
“My favorite photographs speak eloquently, both about and to us.”
“When I look through the lens of a camera I truly appreciate what’s right in front of me.”
Anthony T. Hincks
“Every photo tells a story but remember this, there was a story teller behind the lens.”
Sincere thanks to all of my followers for your on-going support, and a special thanks to my partners in the Lens-Artists Challenge – Patti, Amy, and Ann-Christine. My best wishes for a peaceful 2019 filled with love, joy and gratitude.