Lens-Artists Challenge #26 – 2018 Photography Review

“Which of my photographs is my favorite?  The one I’m taking tomorrow.”

Imogen Cunningham

MARSH MAGIC

MARSH MAGIC

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.

ON THE WING

ON THE WING

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”

Unknown

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.

MAN AT WORK, CHARLESTON SC

MAN AT WORK, CHARLESTON SC

“Photography is simply a function of noticing things. Nothing more.”

Elliott Erwitt

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.

KNIT ONE PURL ONE

KNIT ONE PURL ONE

“The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.”

Yousuf Karsh

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.

DANCING FEET, TEL AVIV

DANCING OVERHEAD, TEL AVIV

“Photography is a love affair with life.”

Burk Uzzle

GELATERIA

TOO MANY CHOICES

“My favorite photographs speak eloquently, both about and to us.”

Matei Glass

LONELY TREE, WADI RUM, JORDAN

LONELY TREE, WADI RUM, JORDAN

“When I look through the lens of a camera I truly appreciate what’s right in front of me.”

Anthony T. Hincks

DAY'S END, PETRA, JORDAN

DAY’S END, PETRA, JORDAN

“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.

 

 

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127 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #26 – 2018 Photography Review

  1. Wonderful pictures – all of them. My favorites where the ones from Jordan. I visited two years ago, but it was a hectic work trip…need to get there again.

    • Thanks Gina. I too noticed the white patch on his rifle but I don’t think it’s duct tape. Looks kind of like an elastic sleeve of some kind. Cant imagine what it’s for!

  2. Frankly speaking even objectively I cannot pick which is the best photograph among the ones posted so I can imagine how tough it would be for you to pick one.. and as you rightly mentioned the best is always in the making and you cannot pick who is your best kid. Really loved your photography as well as the quotes.

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