Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes

This week, Sue (The Nature of Things), our guest host, invites us to share our Pastimes. As Sue said, “With so much time being spent at home, many of us have been looking for new pastimes or taking up old ones in order stay occupied or even sane.”

One day last week, I decided to take some photos at home. So, I pulled some spices out of my pantry and started making some arrangements. I thought it’d be a 30-minute task, it went on for two days before finishing photographing. 🙂

This Moroccan Chicken dish takes 10 different spices to make including saffron.

Learn new photo editing techniques is always fun. For this one, I played with the twirl through Photoshop, then merged it with the original photo. It was a different process and the result was a surprise.

Here is another twirl version merging with a seascape image:

We have been getting more rain this spring than the previous couple of years. Last week, our neighbor helped us haul and spread 12 bags of mulch in our flower beds. I’m so very grateful for his thoughtfulness.

I finished reading the Kindle edition of the “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover.

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot  in a classroom. She made to Harvard and to Cambridge University, and earned a PhD from Cambridge University. Some parts of the first half of the book were difficult for me to read on. The journey of Tara’s inner growing had been a long struggle. At the end of her memoir, Tara says, “You could call this selfhood many things. Transformation. Metamorphosis. Falsity. Betrayal. I call it an education.” 

For this theme, Sue suggests, “It could be something that you are trying for the first time or a hobby or interest that you have enjoyed for many years.” Click here to visit Sue’s pastimes. We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation.

Please be sure to link your response to Sue’s post (use her original post link, NOT the link from the WP reader) and tag Lens-Artists so we can all find you.

Ann-Christine will host LAPC #98 on May 23rd. Stay tuned.

82 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97: Pastimes

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    • Hi Sylvia, I apologize for being late on replying your comment, somehow I missed it.
      Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. Glad you like the twirl photo. 🙂


  2. You girls are getting so creative … with your images. Real artists. Very nice presentation of the ingredients to you Morrocan chicken tagine. Amy, excellent job with this post.

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  4. Amy 0 the first photo with al the spices and spoons – is almost timeless and feels European – something like that – love the anise and a few other things –
    went back a few times.
    also – the book sounds moving – even chilling
    thanks for sharing – oh and cheers to neighborly love


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