This week, we have a fantastic topic for LAPC. Tina came up with the idea of running a treasure hunt through our archives.
The next image is taken in Norway in early March during our hunt for the dancing green Lady.
I’m very happy to have the next image in my archive. Many years ago, I was on a Sunday afternoon walk with my wife and our daughter in her baby carriage and I had my camera, a film SLR, with me. Suddenly, I noticed a few blooming flowers on the ground between the already thrown away foliage. When having a closer look, the flowers looked like crocuses but neither in those well-known intense colors. Instead, a fair lilac. An older man came up to us and introduced us to this plant. He also was a hobby photographer and was not only equipped with a macro lens similar to mine but also had bellows with him, which he lent me (fortunately he was using the same system as I did). I found my first autumn crocus. Unfortunately, the original slide is lost. But, when I tried to find them again a few years later, I wasn’t successful. But, three years ago, I was lucky again. This time I stumbled upon them during a fall vacation.
I passed the building in my next image when I had to follow a redirection because of a street closing.
A wonderful challenge and again a great opportunity to look through the archive and discover the images from a different perspective.
Maybe, I was able to inspire you to dig in your archive and find some images, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Tina’s inspiration post. Don’t forget to tag it with the tag LENS-ARTIST, so that we can find it.
28 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 219: “Treasure Hunt””
these are all wonderful Andre – and great job on the extra credits! (If only we had prizes you’d be in the running for sure LOL). Loved your little kitten in your opener and the child reflected in the puddle. Great idea to use the eclipse image!
Thank you so much, Tina. The eclipse was one of the first images coming to my mind when reading the list. 😊
The child in the puddle is so precious, and I’ve already admired that avocet.
😁 thanks, Jo 😊
GREAT selections. Love the child, eclipse, et al. We were recently at the Red Butte Botanical Garden in Salt Lake City and those same-colored autumn crocuses were all over the place. It took us awhile to find what they are. PRETTY, is what they are, as well as crocuses.
Thank you so much, John. Up to now, I haven’t seen autumn crocuses in big fields, only in small groups of a few blossoms. But thanks for telling me about the botanical garden in Salt Lake City. 👍 I guess, you experienced the same irritation I had when having seen them first 😊
Yup. EVERYTHING at the garden was labeled, except the crocus! They seemed to pop up all over the place.
I have really enjoyed the post Andre! The kitten and the child in the puddle are my favourites!
😁 thanks, Aletta
I also like the child and the puddle and the partial eclipse shot. But I enjoyed them all.
Thank you so much, Janet 😊
I love the fun house.
Beautiful pictures, especially the eclipse and the little kiddo 🙂
Lovely photos. The photo of an eclipse is a great response to the challenge
Thank you so much 😊
Lovely images, that house looks so fun! I’ve never been able to photograph crocuses, yours look lovely 😍
Thank you so much, Juhi 😊
Good finds. Love the child with the umbrella and the house with the mural!
Thanks, Teresa 😁
Well done all choices. Love the child and the puddle especially, and that house!
😁 it seems we have two winners here. Most of the comments are naming these two. Thanks, Ann-Christine 😊
Great selections for this challenge Andre!
Thanks, Anne 😊