Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #180 : Favourite images of 2021

Tina is our host this week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

For this week’s challenge, we’re inviting you to share your favourite images of 2021.

Flamingoes in Velddrift
My first ever experience of seeing snow!
Cloud formations

Lens Artists Challenge #176- One Image/One Story

The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Ann-Christine

Ann-Christine says: What is a photo story? Some photos are staged, or taken just for their story, and some stories come up first when you see your photo on the screen. A lot of photographic storytelling involves capturing shots of interesting scenes and phenomena that cannot easily be explained through words. These photos either tell the story of an interesting person or persons/animal or animals, or maybe occupy a human rights or awareness angle by depicting the plight of people in poverty-stricken or war-torn places. There are so many stories to capture…and to tell – we are looking forward to seeing some of yours!

My first  experience of seeing snow! Swartberg pass , South Africa


Fish River Canyon, Namibia I saw this Canyon on our first trip to Namibia! What an awesome sight!

Lens Artists Challenge #174: Follow your bliss

The Lens-Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Lindy Le Coq

What does it mean to “follow your bliss”? We all make choices in our approach to life and art – to follow your bliss is to pursue that which provides you happiness and joy. It is quite likely you have more than one focus that gives you deep pleasure. For this week’s challenge, in words and photographs, show us your sense of wonder and excitement. Whether it be one activity that is your passion, or many different interests you follow, this is a wide-open opportunity to showcase how you “follow your bliss.”

 “Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

-Omar Khayyam.

My family

“Every moment of life is precious and every moment of love is bliss.”

– Debasish Mridha MD.

my grandchildren

“Bliss is the ocean, a towel on the sand, the sun out, the chance to swim in waves or walk dragging a stick behind you, a good book, a cold drink.”      

-Deb Caletti.

Draaihoek Beach

 “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”

-Sharon Draper.


“Happiness is a mysterious thing, to be found somewhere between too little and too much.”

-Ruskin Bond.

Rock formation in Kagga Kamma

And then there is my camera and photography!

My Camera

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge -#174- Shapes and Designs

Patti is our host this week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

For this week’s photo challenge, we’re taking a closer look at shapes and designs. Once you start noticing them, you’ll find them in many places–in nature, in works of art, in food, in architecture–to name a few.

Silver roof -Textured designs

Polygon shapes

Nature’s own unique designs

Glass in different shapes and designs


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge -#173- Interesting Architecture

Tina is our host this week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

An architectural style is characterised by the features that make a building or other structure notable and historically identifiable. A style may include such elements as form, method of construction, building materials, and regional character. Most architecture can be classified as a chronology of styles which change over time reflecting changing fashions, beliefs and religions, or the emergence of new ideas, technology, or materials which make new styles possible. Wikipedia

Cape Dutch House in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Houses in the Bo-Kaap
Bosjes Chapel -modern architecture
Hong Kong buildings
Singapore buildings
Old and new buildings in London
Old and new buildings in Napier, New Zealand
Symmetry in a building – Namibia
Rounded roof of the church in Mauritius

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge -#172- A day in my week

Amy is our host this week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

We visited Cape Town a week ago and decided to go for a walk at the beautiful Green Point Common, a park in Green Point, Cape Town, in South Africa.

There are numerous playing fields and the Metropolitan golf course is situated in this park. 

Green Point Stadium and golf course

The Green Point Urban Park & Biodiversity Garden is just behind Mouille Point and has an entrance on Bay Road.

There is beautiful scenery in the area.  A walk along the wetlands  you’ll be able to spot water birds  and take see  water flora. Fresh water flows from Table Mountain down through to the wetlands area. 

Green Point Urban park has several picnic areas with tables and benches.  The park is also dog friendly and you can wander along the paths enjoying the walks and biodiversity along the way.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge -#171- Weird and wonderful

Ann-Christine is our host this week for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

The owner, Helen Martins, turned her house and the area around it into a visionary environment, elaborately decorated with ground glass and containing more than 300 statues including owls, camels, peacocks, pyramids, and people.

She inherited the house from her parents and began its transformation after they died.