Lens-Artists Challenge #77: Favorite Photos of 2019

This week, Patti gives us a chance to review our photo files and choose our favorite photos of 2019.

My choices for Patti’s challenge are based on my blog friends’ and followers’ likes of my posts in 2019. I borrowed some of their verses/words to accompany my photos. I admit, choosing a few favorite photos from a couple thousands of photos was not an easy task. Nonetheless, these photos remind me my favorite travel moments.

Seascapes and/or Lakeshore: Through this theme, we all have enjoyed the virtual tours of seascapes and lakeshore around the world. This is how Patti describes seascapes, “You can’t go wrong no matter where you choose. At the seashore, time stands still, and you have a chance to take a deep breath and simply let your cares and worries fall away.” Ahh… time stands still at the Pebble Beach.

Xenia’s “When the Mist Rises”

When the mist rises

This light that wraps around

Where comfort falls

is always here for you

is always here for you

Xenia’s “Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets , “…in aid of a children’s cancer charity in memory of our nephew Jamie Baker and in aid of the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.” I downloaded this beautiful book from Amazon Kindle a few weeks ago, now I can enjoy it any time. Thank you, Xenia!

Blue on blue, Adriatic sea

Layered theme was another viewers favorite.

Sandy’s poem for her Luscious Layers

“Top To bottom, Side To Side

Nature Layers For Our Eyes”

the Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Lindy discribes her layered photo, “Buffeted by wind and waves over centuries, stone splits into boulders, rocks, gravel and sand. Caught in nooks and crannies, pockets of dirt provide a foothold for perennial native grasses, ferns, and shrubs to colonize the hillside.”

The beauty of layers is wonderfully described through your verses/words. Thank you, Sandy and Lindy.

Waiting– Raj’s (Expressed Digitally),”Today, when I look back, things are so different. I no more need the aid of dreams nor hopes to guide my life. I am finally the king of my domain. But ever thankful that wait for fueling the energy to break out from this mundane life.” Well said about “the uncertainty, hope, and excitement of waiting”, Raj!

Framing the shot: This theme had high views and responses. We received numerous creative and beautiful ways of framing.

Ann-Christine tells us a different perspective of framing, “An important thing to remember is, that a frame doesn’t have to look like a frame, and it does not have to apply to the whole picture either.”


Tina taught us a photography lesson,”A photographer can choose to frame a grand vista, or perhaps focus on something much less imposing but equally beautiful.”

Photos and stories from my blog friends and followers have given me an expanded view of the world and the people around us. Every week, I look forward to seeing your posts and reading your comment.

ABRIE THINKS ALOUD, yes he does. 🙂 His most recent “Being There Done That” post for the “On Display” theme is brilliant and hilarious. Take a look of Abrie’s “hair brain” on display!

Many thanks to Patti for giving us a wonderful opportunity to share our favorites and memories. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 2019 and welcome 2020 through LAPC. Patti, Ann-Christine, and Tina look forward to seeing your photo favorites of 2019.

Wishing you a happy new year! Stay tuned for Ann-Christine’s first post in the new year on January 4th, 2020.

105 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #77: Favorite Photos of 2019

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  3. Lovely set of images, Amy, and my favorite is the first in your post “When the Mist Rises”. The image either makes me want to get on a horse (never been on one) or get a set of golf clubs onto an oceanside golf course. 😎


  4. Your nature photos always grab my attention. I enjoyed how you intertwined other’s quotes too. Thank you for all you do to keep these challenges going. I’m looking forward to 2020 to see what you come up!


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  6. I absolutely love the way you approached this one Amy, spectacular post. Of the images, the horse is my favorite but they are all beautiful. But overall it may be my favorite of all of your posts this year.


    • Thank you, Tina! This one is challenging. The final version was not close to my initial idea. Two hours before I posted it. I was up at 6 am making some changes. 🙂 So glad you like it.

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  7. What a lovely way to highlight your favorites, Amy! A great idea! I enjoyed your photographic retrospective and beautiful images. It’s been a great year–traveling and photographing some wonderful places. Looking forward to our collaboration in 2020! You’ve been a great partner!

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