This month Paula (Lost in Translation) offers a photo challenge that invites photo interpretations of: sky-high, gorge, sociable, sanctuary, transcoloured.

Sky High: in the back ground is a glimpse of the Rocky Mountains — elevation 14,440′

Landscape imge: Metadata: Leica D-Lux 7 … f/2.8 .. 1/10,000s .. 34mm .. 200 ISO. Edited: Capture One

P.A. Moed invites photographers to share images of what it is that inspires them.

I find myself wondering what is…inspiration?

Scott Barry Kaufman (Why Inspiration Matters?) writes that inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility, and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities. Inspiration may sometimes be overlooked because of its elusive nature.

a simple egg?



a child?

a weed?

or an invitation by Mother Nature to be … still.

Postcards from my favorite places:

Horsetooth Reservoir, Colorado

Walden, Colorado – Jackson County

Walden, Colorado – Jackson County

Cameron Peak, Colorado

Anvica’s Gallery is this week’s lens-artists host who has invited photographers to share images of favorite places. The images above were edited within Nik’s Analog Efex Pro 2 to create aged postcards of Colorado landscapes.

My friend is lodging high in the Eastern Range,

Dearly loving the beauty of valleys and hills.

At Green Spring he lies in the empty woods;

And is still asleep when the sun shines on high.

A pine-tree wind dusts his sleeves and coat;

A pebbly stream cleans his heart and ears.

I envy you, who far from strife and talk

Are high-propped on a pillow of blue cloud. ~ Li Po*

A summer’s sprinkle

A spring snowstorm

It is a wonderful world…Amy (The World is a Book)

*(cited: Arthur Waley, The Poet Li Pl Gutenberg Project