One Lens to Take Them All — Lens-Artists Challenge #233

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed.

My catch-all lens is my Sigma 18-300mm zoom.

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Some New Favourites — Lens-Artists Challenge #230

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Tina: Last Chance.

This year gave little opportunity to get out & about, but there are still some new favourites. Our first ride in February saw us at the Kelpies with a snow covered back-drop.

Kelpies
Kelpies
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Natural Patterns — Lens-Artists Challenge #229

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by A-C: Perfect Patterns.

Starting off this week with some frosty patterns on car roofs.

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Within A Days Ride — Fan Of #184 & Lens-Artists Challenge #227

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Tina of Travels & Trifles: Home sweet Home. This is also my latest Fan Of… post.

Our bikes at the Kelpies
Our bikes at the Kelpies
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Dream Holidays — Lens-Artists Challenge #223

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by John of Journeys With Johnbo: Flights of Fancy.

My wife, Susan, grew up on re-runs of American 80s shows set around Santa Monica, Malibu & LA. This lead to dreams of visiting those places on holiday. Our first trip to the US together was to Houston, to A buffy the Vampire convention (yep, we’re nerds 🤓). After that, whilst still in the Navy, we made it across to Santa Monica & Malibu a few times. Susan has always been a huge fan of Ford Mustangs & we were able to rent them on our holidays.

Susan behind the wheel of a Mustang on the Pacific Coast Highway.

PCH
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Orchids — Lens-Artists Challenge #221 & FOTD

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Ann-Christine: Flower Favourites & Why; this is also my post for Cee’s FOTD.

I have many favourites in the flower world, but I thought I’d concentrate on perhaps the most bizarre looking; the orchid. I think the appeal of orchids is the fact that some look decidedly otherwordly or from a different time period.

Orchid
Orchid
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The Old Parts of Town — Lens-Artists Challenge #216

Hi all 😃 My entry for this week’s challenge, set by Sofia: Urban Environments.

I thought for this challenge I’d look at some of the older parts of the cities that are, to my mind, far more interesting than the modern glass edifices that are everywhere nowadays. Starting with Edinburgh on a bit of a gloomy day.

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