Lens Artists Challenge #278: Unique


The Lens Artist Challenge this week is Unique and was set by Amy from The World is a Book.

Sometimes with these, I am not always sure what to do, but then as soon as I saw Unique I thought about travelling. Unique to me might be common place to you, but I travel to find those unique places that I can’t find at home.

I thought I would post some photos of the unique things I’ve seen when I have travelled overseas. I’ve only done it twice.

The first are some of the unique things I saw when I was in the USA in 2015. There are some incredible things to see there and this is just a small sample. It is not a place I can see myself ever go back to, so I was really glad to have had this opportunity when I did.

These are some of the unique views I saw while I were in New Zealand. This country is a neighbour of ours and if I were going to go overseas again I suspect it would be to New Zealand. However I am enjoying exploring more of Australia right now.

Thank you Amy for setting this challenge. It is a great one and I know I’m going to enjoy seeing what others show that are unique to them.

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  1. Your work is always a joy to stop and see. I agree with the others…always unique. This was not different. So many different experiences from you. Hard to choose. Love the color of the jellyfish and the roots and reflection of the trees. So many to enjoy.

    1. Thank you so much Donna, that is a really nice thing to say. I have been thinking of concentrating more on doing some different things this year. I have so many different things to take photos with, maybe it is time to really experiment. What do you think?

  2. Your images are always unique, Leanne! I will never get to NYC or San Francisco, but your images reveal their magic. New Zealand is a great love of mine, and your lone tree and Milford Sound bring back memories and my longing to return some day. But it is a long journey, maybe too much for me now. I will enjoy your beauties instead.

    1. Thank you Ann-Christine, I think that is one of the wonderful things about blogging, you get to see the rest of the world from your home. I loved New Zealand too and I think if I was going to go anywhere overseas again I would go there. I would love to visit there again.

  3. Wonderful galleries Leanne! You seem to have covered a lot of ground in your one visit to the US. But it’s the New Zealand images that really grab me, there’s a mystical air about so many of them – the long exposure on the boulders, the tree seeming to float in the flooded lake, the dramatic sky over Glenorchy, the Milford Sound shot 😮

    1. Thank you SArah, I was lucky to go to a few places while there. New Zealand is really beautiful. Thank you so much Sarah.

  4. Such different galleries, but you truly captured the mood and what makes both places tick, their uniqueness. Excellent post, Leanne, I really enjoyed it.

  5. You really have a unique style, Leanne. I particularly love the dreamy quality, like the tree from New Zealand and the jellyfish (?) from the United States.

    1. Very cool. I wondered how you got that! It was so amazing that I got to meet you when you were on that trip. We were both in the right place at the right time.

    2. We were destined to meet. For me, it was like meeting a movie star. You were so famous compared to my newby status in the blogging world, and such a talented artist, I was besotted. 🙂 Now, I’m sorry for the demotion, you’re just a great friend. LOL

    3. I don’t think I am famous or anything, but we became friends online which is wonderful. I am more than happy to be just a great friend. Love it.

  6. Very beautiful photos, Leanne, wow!! New Zealand must be further from Australia than I though.

    1. Not too bad, it takes over 14 hours to fly directly from Melbourne to LA. If you want to fly to London it takes about 24 hours. So flying to New Zealand is easy.

    2. Wow, I guess so Leanne! I’m not sure that I could handle a flight that long. It’s 3.5 hours from Vegas to Detroit in Michigan. That’s enough!

    3. Hahaha, we went to Denmark about 30 years ago and it was 27 hours, but took so long also because of all the stops. We were so tired when we got there.

    4. 27 hours! That’s nuts. Australia is a day ahead of Las Vegas. I couldn’t handle the jet lag! 🥱🥱🥱😂

  7. Wow… This images are stunning, Leanne! Remarkable photo selections from NYC to SF. Some breathtaking views of NZ. Thank you for sharing with us!

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