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.

 

 

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

  1. Dancers overhead – an incredible place. Gunmen – so sad, they wear their weapons so openly, like we wear bags or umbrellas. Wonderful landscapes. Equally interesting photos in 2019 🙂

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  3. I always amaze your collection, Tina. I can’t say that these are the best since I found all of your photos throughout the year were amazing. I am looking forward to seeing more in 2019. Happy New Year..

  4. Thanks for a great year. Your photos are always so engaging, exquisite–and well composed and presented. Then the quotes enhance the photos even more. Here’s to a great new year.

  5. Tina, your selection of favorites is astonishing – I adore the variety as well as the pops of colors. You inspire me to try even harder in 2019 to learn more about composition! PS – love your choices in quotes too! Cheers to a wonderful 2019, I can’t wait to see what photos you catch for the new year!

  6. Wonderful post to round off the year, Tina. A reminder that every moment is worthwhile, big or small. Love the every day shots – the everyday is full of moments that mean a lot to us. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. I am sure you will have another great year of photography and stunning images, and looking forward to that 🙂

  7. You have an artists eye for beauty and your photos radiate happiness. Thank you for taking us along to revisit your favourites I will be looking forward to the themes you and your 3 co-artists challenge us with next year. All the best for 2019

  8. Wonderful collection of favorites, Tina, along with some of my favorite quotes. Kiawah tops the list of landscapes and those Israeli officers make such a surprising photo. Wishing you an inspiring and creative 2019.

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  10. A lovely selection Tina and thank you too for your part in hosting the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge 💜 A blessed and happy New Year to you and your loved ones from all of us here 🤗💖 xxx

  11. I agree with one of your captions “Too Many Choices” of all of your wonderful photos from 2018. I’ve loved every post!

  12. A true Artist’s choices for the year gone by. I am always impressed by you, and hope you will go on capturing the beauty of our world for many years to come. An inspiration – always! Perfectionism down to the tiniest pixel.Thank you for the great co-work in Lens-Artists and letting me in as one of them! Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy New Year ♥

  13. I can see why it was a daunting exercise. So many wonderful images and memories to choose from. May the new year continue to bring you a wealth of inspiring moments. 🙂

  14. Not sure if I have one favorite photo in 2018, but this is definitely one of my favorite posts. The words, photos… I love love every one of them! Happy New Year and have a great 2019, Tina.

  15. Happy New Year T-Bear, Can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed you sharing your beautiful photos with me this past year. They always gave me a little lift each time I opened them. Thank you my friend for sharing your gifted talent. Love ya. See you next year. Dar

    Sent from my iPhone

  16. All of your pictures are wonderful and the quotes equally so. The dancing overhead and soldiers “armed to the teeth” picking out sweets were both
    quite ___ the word escapes me (senior moment)

  17. A perfect end to the year Tina. Lovely to see some of your wonderful work again. Happy travels in 2019 and thank you for giving me so much pleasure over the year with your excellent photography.

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