Soft: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge


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I fantasize when I fly or see huge banks of clouds like these. I imagine myself dropping onto them, being enveloped in their softness. I imagine you would be on cloud 9 were it possible.


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Sometimes beds look soft and inviting.


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But I find that it is the lighting that really makes things look soft. Looking through a fountain makes the background vegetation mellow



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and the soft lighting makes you want to enter this viaduct

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and sit awhile at the water’s edge.


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Sitting in the car as it is sprayed with water you send your thanks that the rollers coming churning towards you are actually soft.


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Muffin and Bundy are soft to touch and put softness in your heart.

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A soft sunset is sometimes just as pretty as a fiery one.

This week thanks to Tina for hosting Lens-Artists.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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7 Responses to Soft: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

  1. What a lovely photo essay on soft – you made me feel the softness in every one, especially the clouds and the dogs.


  2. Tina Schell says:

    I think you’ve covered it all Irene! Looks like you wore the pups out in your travels😊. Well done, thanks for joining the challenge

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great camera work, Irene! I don’t know if I have such a setting on my camera, but you have me wishing I did!


  4. Charli Mills says:

    What a comfort to examine your soft spots in photography.

    Liked by 1 person

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