Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Black-and-White Print in Photography

31 May 2012 Lens: Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: Color photography, which was commercially available after 1935, was a milestone of achievement in art history, magically changing our perception and understanding of the still print. At times … Continue reading

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Slowly Tipping into Spring, Part Two: Longwood Gardens, Showing the Ingenious and the Ravenous

22 May 2012 Lens: I. Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ II. American Pitcher Plants Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: Every flower, every plant is a clever invention of botanical technology. Each is destined for invasion, mostly the good kind: … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

18 May 2012 Lens: Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: Hands are unto themselves bare and telling; they reveal a lot in their nakedness. And in action or use, they build character and a different or new facade. … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

16 May 2012 Lens: Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: WordPress’ Weekly Challenge: Blue had me thinking about my recent focus on architectural composition. Some results from last weekend’s photo shoot slip easily into this week’s theme. Architectural … Continue reading

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Spring’s Oriental Pink Poppy and Other Meadow Flowers, Part Two

14 May 2012 Lens: 3. Ladybug and Daisy, UD Botanic Gardens, May 2012; © Sally W. Donatello and Lens and Pens by Sally, 2012 Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: Flowers are the universal communicator; they summon the … Continue reading

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Spring’s Oriental Poppy, Part One: Red with Splashes of Black

09 May 2012 Lens: Pens: This post is dedicated to Amy who nominated me for two awards: Kreativ Blogger Award (I was nominated and accepted this award in my 19 April post, visit here) and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. See Amy … Continue reading

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WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

07 May 2012 Lens: I. Objects II. Flowers and Leaves Let me know which image is your favorite. And which one captures the essence of your definition of the word unfocused? Pens: WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge provides yet another chance … Continue reading

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Slowly Tipping into Spring, Part One: Longwood Gardens

03 May 2012 Lens: Let me know which is your favorite. Pens: In the Middle Atlantic states Spring has strut her stuff with confidence and cunning. The temps have moved cautiously, doing a back-and-forth dance. We’re even being paraded with … Continue reading

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