2020 Edition

After a 4 year hiatus, 7Lens.es is back with a new spin on this creative endeavor. From October 2019 – October 2020, follow us on the journey, as we post a photo challenge every two weeks for our lenses to tackle. Different from our previous years, we are going to focus on these “challenges” with a dump of photos onto the blog at the end of the bi-weekly challenge. These challenges will be oriented around areas for us to improve creatively and technically, utilizing The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas. The format will be simple, every first and 15th of the month we will post a challenge and then you will have the remaining days to respond to the challenge with images. Ultimately we will have the posts of the previous challenge posted on the 1st and the 15th, so images will always be looking back to the previous challenge. Hope I didn’t lose you there.

I’m working on ways to make this open to the public, so bear with me as I test out different platforms for this purpose.

Updates will come on this blog post. See below for the list of photographers joining as 7Lens Members.

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for my girls.

grey brown green and blue
they look up to me
and cherish you.

every morning
giggles tears or screams
stir from another room.

no rooster needed
a cock-a-doodle-do
would do no good.

the day begins
you lead these faces
to far off places.

with books
stories
and new adventures.

nap time brings reprieve
two hours of selfless cleaning
a reward for your help less leading.

when I get home
it’s half past six
work is long and arduous.

you are here
balancing the world
juggling our four girls.

beautiful.

i shed all malcontent
when i see my girls
eyes so full of wonder.

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One generation goes its way, the next one arrives,
but nothing changes—it’s business as usual for old
planet earth.
The sun comes up and the sun goes down,
then does it again, and again—the same old round.
The wind blows south, the wind blows north.
Around and around and around it blows,
blowing this way, then that—the whirling, erratic wind.

Ecclesiastes 1