Lens-Artists Photo Challenge- On the Water

John hosts the LAPC challenge this week with the theme “On the Water”. I just love to review photos of past adventures so I decided to look through my photos from our Florida trip last fall and see what I could find “On the Water”. The photos below are all from Panama City Beach, FL and the featured image above was taken at St. Andrew’s State Park.

Thank you John for this great theme!

My first photo below is from our balcony, looking out as a rain storm passes over the water. We spent part of our afternoon this day relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view before we headed out to find some sort of adventure.

We spent some time out on the pier above during our stay and enjoyed watching all of the folks out fishing. The slide show below shows one of the fish caught off the pier:

Below is a sunset photo from our balcony. I have edited it to black and white and you can see the subtle rays of light glisten on the water. The sunsets were stunning from that balcony.

The photo below was taken somewhere in St. Andrews State Park. We spent one morning exploring before heading back to our hotel to cool off in the pool. I just loved all of the pelicans we found all over the area. I thought this was so cute of this one sleeping on the pier. And the colors of the boats tied up complimented him well. 😊

Off to the other direction was this barge on the water. I’m not sure what it was doing, but it was surrounded by a lot of birds. A nearby sign indicated there was dredging in the area.

This last photo below was taken from a pier in another area of the park. You can tell they are stingrays gliding through the water. This was the best photo I was able to capture.

If you’d like to see my original post on our trip to Panama City Beach, you can read it here.


There is so much to see ON THE WATER!

23 Comments Add yours

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Some very artistic captures Lisa, I love your first and third best.

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    1. Thank you! I must say I spent some time out on that balcony just looking at the water. So peaceful 😊


  2. Nice challenge response! I always appreciate black and white so my favorite is the sunset photo.

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    1. Thank you John! That one did come out pretty cool in black and white 😊


  3. Alice says:

    So pretty, I love the ocean!

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    1. Thank you! So do I! I miss it 😒


  4. lolaWi says:

    the sunset is magical! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Lola! That seems to be the most favored. It’s fun how a little editing can bring out extra beauty in a photo! (I love it too!)

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    What wonderful views you had from that balcony! I can see why you would spend some time simply sitting and appreciating them. Love the B&W sunset, the pelican and the stingrays πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Sarah! That sunset seems to be the most loved 😊 But I thought the sleeping pelican and the stingrays were kind of cool!

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  6. These are all great, but I really like that rainstorm over the water photo.

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    1. Thank you Susan! I think there is always beauty in the ocean 😊

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      1. Agreed. That one was a bit of a different view but was moody and interesting. πŸ™‚

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  7. Naomi says:

    It’s so nice to enjoy past memories of a fun trip.

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    1. I so agree! 😊


  8. Amy says:

    Beautiful selections, Lisa! I love the scene from your balcony.

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    1. Thank you Amy! I could have done a whole post of shots from that balcony 😁 On that hotel, the internet did not lie, we were super happy when we walked through the door!


  9. Rupali says:

    Wonderful selection. My favourite is the one you took from the balcony.

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    1. Thank you so much! Oh I loved that balcony!

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  10. These pictures were absolutely breath-taking! I especially liked the ones of the fish – those looked really cool 😊 I’m so sorry that I’ve been missing your posts. WordPress keeps unfollowing me from the bloggers I follow for some reason.

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    1. Oh no worries, I know I can’t read everything that I follow all the time. But I will say thank you for liking the fish! I liked him too 😊

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  11. Next to water…is joy, peace and adventure. Thanks πŸ™

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely agree!!

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