Lens-Artists PC: As memorable as they come

I’ve got some moments in my life that I will never forget but this one I can not only never forget but also still feel after almost nine years. Double surprise On my first birthday in Tuscany, one month after I moved there for amore, I am waiting for him to come home from work.Continue reading “Lens-Artists PC: As memorable as they come”

Lens-Artists PC: Interesting finds

This is what I do, more or less. My camera is always on the lookout for objects of interest, be it in nature or culture. That’s why I’m suffering when nothing new comes along, even though same old means rural Tuscany. I could do many galleries like this one, and I have, and I will.Continue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Interesting finds”

Lens-Artists PC: Five new challenges

What a good idea Tina has! Why not bring us closer together by making us join new challenges? I gladly obey. This post answers to five. Every blogger just starting out should be told this: Do not wait. Start joining challenges immediately or your blog will only be visited by perplexed relatives for a yearContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Five new challenges”

Lens-Artists PC: January 2021

I had a bit of a problem deciding what to do. Lens-Artists ladies wish to see our favourite photos of 2021 but I don’t know which they are yet. I need to wait until the end of this year to find out. January is the best I can do. You see, since 2016 I’ve beenContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: January 2021”

Lens-Artists PC: La Serenissima

This is a trick title. Neither is this post about Venice, nor am I very serene right now. I’m in pain, my back said it had enough of sitting here all the time. I got pills and cream and hope for the best. Still, only five photos. Ha. I also got a package from SloveniaContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: La Serenissima”

Lens-Artists PC: I choose

I was really happy to see that this week Tina lets us choose what to post. I’ve just had a wonderful Saturday and wish to show it to you. I went Among Humans again, but it started with a bird. I think I understand now why I don’t do it often, go anywhere out ofContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: I choose”

Lens-Artists PC: Celebrating good times

I will privatise this post and show you happy moments with my family and with amore and his family, as we celebrated birthdays, Christmases, New Year’s Eves, victories, weddings, marriages and farewells. Except this year and the last there was nothing except one major online party for my 50th. We start with some of myContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Celebrating good times”

Lens-Artists PC: 18 images/18 stories

I smiled a little when I saw what Leya envisioned for her One Image/One Story challenge: “Pick one or two, maybe three?” Ahh, how cute. Three is a lonely number. How about other 15. This is how I do it every time. If a little story unfolds when I look at a photo, I know:Continue reading “Lens-Artists PC: 18 images/18 stories”

Lens-Artists PC: Seven times bliss

For today’s post, which answers to two challenges with similar themes, I gather seven times when I felt blissful. I wouldn’t mind revelling in repetition of such times, but most of them were unique. I have a good friend who has just come out of the hospital after almost three weeks of Covid-19 pneumonia andContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Seven times bliss”

Lens-Artists PC: Shapeshifting in style

This is my favourite kind of posts: a compilation of shapes and styles from here, Italy, and there, Slovenia. No wonder I couldn’t stop before I hit 30 photos. I did my best to pair my photos in a way to create some sort of structure, while marvelling at Patti who was able to selectContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Shapeshifting in style”

Lens-Artists PC: London calling

I choose a place that many of you know and show it through my first digital camera’s eye as seen in 2010 because a Londoner said it was always interesting to see your home city through the eyes of a visitor. It was Sarah, and she picked some extraordinary architecture from North Korea for thisContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: London calling”

Lens-Artists PC: Five days in a life

Friday was like most days. All I did was walk the dog: right in the morning light, left as the sun sets. The other four days were more active. They were the only ones in the last two months when I went somewhere else. Amy’s challenge is actually called A Day of my Week soContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Five days in a life”

Lens-Artists PC: Weird is wonderful

Frankly, half of posts on my blog could have this title. For me, weird is absolutely wonderful and here is a collection of moments, finds and finally us being wonderfully weird, because Leya asked for it. There is art, architecture, some statues, a funny name, some dogs, a snake (yes, yes, a real snake), anContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Weird is wonderful”

Lens-Artists PC: Street treats

Oh, how I love this theme. Here is a selection of most memorable or quirkiest pieces from here, Italy, and there, Slovenia. Art in the street – how marvellous. I’ve always loved it when streets talk and I know the language, but art without words is even more universal and accessible. That said, some wordsContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Street treats”

Lens-Artists PC: Extra ordinary

Our guest host I. J. gives us a tricky theme this week: the ordinary. My camera is used to catching abnormalities and the extraordinary. Where is the border between the usual and the unusual? At first I was not sure what to go after. I opened the folder of my first year in Italy, 2013.Continue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Extra ordinary”

Lens-Artists PC: Can’t find a better day

As far as days go, last Tuesday was a good one, if not for the castle of the ghost town Celleno, then for us. You saw it, or better its doors, on Thursday already: Celleno, il borgo fantasma, the ghost town in Lazio between Orvieto and Viterbo. Today we look beyond the doors to seeContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Can’t find a better day”

Lens-Artists PC: United colours of autumn

Today I fondly remember four times when autumn showed itself most clearly to me here in Italy and there in Slovenia. Usually I have a look in the archives for such a challenge and take what calls out to me, but this time I had four days in mind already and only had to searchContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: United colours of autumn”

Lens-Artists PC: Supernatural light

Leya surprised me again with her choice of theme. Such a natural woman and yet she calls for artificial light. The prettiest thing that Leya says in her post is that candlelight does not count as artificial light. I had a look through my archives and realised that when the night comes, my camera goesContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Supernatural light”

Lens-Artists PC: Wide world

Going wide? Two weeks ago I wouldn’t even know what you mean. Before (since 2015): The Nikon Coolpix L830 point-and-shoot has a 34x Nikkor optical zoom lens, which is a 35mm equivalent of 22.5-765mm. Now (for the last two weeks): Nikon D5000 has a AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm VR Lens. So you see, Patti, it seems that IContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Wide world”

Lens-Artists PC: Ups and downs

They say life needs to have its ups and downs, but over here with our visitors it’s been only up up up since Tuesday when they arrived. Let this post show that we look down too. This was our visitors’ last full day in Italy before Slovenia and all these ups and downs happened onContinue reading “Lens-Artists PC: Ups and downs”

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