Unexpected – unexpected what? Now, that is up to you!
Did something totally unexpected happen today? Did you meet someone unexpected at the grocery store, or did you find something in an unexpected place …or, maybe You are up to something unexpected?
My post hopefully will contain something you would not expect from me!
Our son is a good photographer and a graphic designer – I borrowed his fish-eye lens for a couple of days… just for fun, and the opportunity to illustrate how it is to live in My bubble. Because I do live in some kind of bubble, where I try to create a positive life surrounding me and my family. I find it rather necessary in this world!
Hope you will enjoy a glimpse into my own transparent bubble – and then – I am looking forward to seeing Your interpretation of Unexpected!
When I am not traveling or hiking, much of my time is spent at home. Among everything else, I try to take care of my husband, my old parents and my two dogs.
My house is not that big – but… bigger than a Hobbiton house anyway!
It contains mostly flowers – many of them orchids – and memories…
…from travels, my children and my own childhood
Let’s step into my everyday life…
…where I spend most of my time!
A soft place where to rest quietly – maybe listening to music – is necessary. And there has to be much light.
My working area is indeed something for Marie Kondo…but they say a tidy and empty place reveals how you look inside too…
But soon it is time for a dog walk again! (At least three times a day, so I don’t have to worry about fitness training…) I wonder who is the happiest creature about that?
I hope you enjoyed these bubbles – at least I had great fun!
Have you seen these from Patti’s Challenge ”Cityscapes”? Thank you for joining in with so many amazing entries – I had difficulties in picking out just a few!
Laura at poetrypix gives us a London feeling
Click this, TAPG – a marvelous view of Tokyo
Bulldog, Moody winds from Chicago
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Hello! I uploaded a picture of our tadpole turned frog from my yesterday’s post.
I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Oh yes – I just met him! Thank you!
Nice to make your acquaintance! Thank you for suggesting interior design upgrades. I think my habitat will be more comfortable for me now.
;-D Nice to meet you too!
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Thank you for joining in!
I loved your photos and story about your life. I agree, today we have to create our own little save haven for our families. Your photos because of how they were taken, are very striking.
Thank you! Happy you enjoyed it!
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Wonderful unexpected moments Ann-Christine!
Glad you like them!
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This is such an interesting perspective in the world of photography
Glad you liked it!
Great photos and lovely place! Thanks for sharing those great images with us. Here is my Unexpected
Thank you so much for joining in, Angela!
My pleasure! Thanks for the interesting theme!
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Ann-Christine, I enjoyed looking at your images and especially like the first one showing ice crystals on the car mirror. Thank you for such an interesting challenge!! Here is my blog: https://mycolorfulexpressions.com/unexpected-lens-artists-photo-challenge/
I am glad you enjoyed my unexpectedness, Sylvia! That lens is great fun, and the photo shows the whole car side window!
It was fun look at your unexpected fish eye photos. Here is my post of the unexpected experiences of the Hong Kong/Japan travel.
Thank you so much, Miriam! I will come over and be surprised!
Thank you, Anne-Christine!
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Here is my submission: https://chava61.wordpress.com/2019/01/31/lens-artist-photo-challenge-30-unexpected/
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What fun – to see the world through a fisheye! My life is somewhat ordinary, but your challenge made me think about all things unexpected!
Now, I am glad you think of things unexpected! I have noticed it is good for me at least. My daily life becomes more interesting!
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I have something unexpected from a recent business trip – a whale in the canals of Utrecht: https://travelwithintent.com/2019/01/31/from-hawaii-to-utrecht/
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Thank you for this wonderful peek into your life, Leya!
Thank you for commenting! Well – it does feel a bit funny… but with that lens it feels better! Glad you liked it.
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It took me a while to work this out Ann-Christine! Thanks for making me think :-)https://lucidgypsy.com/2019/01/30/what-a-nice-surprise/
Haha – well, then I am even more happy about it! Thank you for a great comment!
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Wonderful photos, the post altogether and the theme… lovely idea! A fish-eye lens, so very interesting and… unexpected.:) Here’s my unexpected post too, https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/neasteptat-in-patru-timpi-lens-artists-photo-challenge-30-unexpected/
Thank you so much! I will pop over to see your unexpectedness!
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Well this was unexpectedly hard and though provoking Leya, but what a lot of unexpected and amazing responses. Here is mine https://retiredfromgypsylife.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/the-unexpected-drama-in-the-rainforest/
Pauline – the multi talented lady! You had me biting my nails on this one…You maybe thought it hard…but you succeeded in surprising me! Thank you for a very good story – and true too.
The challenges always have me thinking. Look forward to them each week
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Here is mine for this week
Thank you for joining in, Nora!
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hello Leya, you got very nice photos.
I join by first time to your challenge with this one, taken two weeks ago in Valencia.
Thank you – I am glad you want to join in!
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Love the top photo. Fisheye lenses can be a lot of fun.
This was the first time I tried one – I had fun. Even I think that the car window came out well. Thank you.
Here is the best surprise in my life (if you don’t count a certain SMS). All about it in my post. I hope it’s okay if my father adds some of his photos to mine this week. They go together so well.
A completely lovely post, Manja! And of course we welcome your father’s photos – you are in them!
Hihih, thanks, Leya!
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Great images, the first one with goggles is my favorite.
Thank you! Goggles? Are you thinking of my car window maybe! It looks like frosty goggles… Thank you for joining in with such a hopeful post.
Oh yes, sorry! It really looked like goggles.
I love that! And they are – kind of!
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What a lovely post! The framed pics of your children are so adorable… ❤
(I'm trying to get more organized and start participating in prompts again, maybe next Saturday Lens Artists if all goes to plan time-wise! 🙂 )
Thank you! And you are very welcome whenever you find the time!
Oh, this is an unexpectedly fun prompt!
Here’s my contribution … of a rather odd ‘meeting’ on the beach in Ko Samui, where everything from clothing to jewelry to foods to … well … the unexpected … comes right to your beach-chair … 😉
Well, well – if the unexpected comes to your beach chair…I hope it is nothing horrid…
Not too horrid, but in my personal view this was … not too beachy-peachy either … 😉
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I was lost on what to post for your challenge this week. Until V.J.’s topic upside down appeared. Then I knew exactly what to post. Hope you enjoy my entry,
Wow, Cee! I do love it – and great to see the whole lily pads as well. Unexpected!
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Who are the two children in the oval frames?
That’s what I assumed, but then it occurred to me the children could have been from an earlier generation.
😀 Well, they are now 28 and 26…
Another great theme. I like your images but I’m not a great fan of the fish eye lens. Here’s my take https://wp.me/p5sYeD-1R7
Thank you – and I agree, you can only use the lens for very special ideas and goals. I had great fun anyway! Thank you for joining in!
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Wow, I’m not sure if I will have a response for this week, but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed this post.
So glad you enjoyed it! You are welcome whenever you find time for something unexpected😉
Interesting fisheye application.
I think it works best with the plants, but it’s been applied well with all of the shots.
Here’s my shot for this week.
Thank you – at least I had great fun with it!
Better to have fun with photography 🙂
I love that Galapagos map! What an interesting perspective on your daily life in these photos 🙂
I am glad you like it Mei-Mei! I was fortunate enough to meet this artist in Galapagos, and bought this map from her. She even painted our ship in it! Glad you like the bubbly version of my home too – I think they were very funny to click!
Oh that’s awesome! I have also been to the Galapagos and would have loved such a beautiful personalized (and personal) souvenir.
I can understand that. When the painting (a print of it, that is) arrived some months later, I was so happy about it. I removed everything from that wall and put this one first.
Your home looks charming!!
Thank you – small but good for me and my family!
Hi, A-C. I love your bubble world. Your home is charming. I could definitely have fun cooking and creating in your light filled home. I love all your plants too! Here’s my contribution to this week’s challenge. https://pilotfishblog.com/2019/01/26/lens-artists-photo-challenge-30-unexpected-moments-in-melbourne/
I hope the snow and ice have cleared and you can enjoy a nice walk on a beautiful day.
Hi Patti! More snow here I am afraid…and sleet today. Thank you for a warming comment! And Happy Birthday!
Love you bubble house Ann-Christine 🙂
Here is my contribution to unexpected
Wow! I would have been a bit worried, standing there…but they are very skilled! Lovely captures!
Thank you A-C 🙂 a telephoto lens is a godsend lol
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You have so many fun photos with the fish-eye lens! I love your living quarters as seen through the rounded views.
Thank you very much – I am glad you enjoyed them!
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Fun shots! I like your bubble world very much!
I am glad! If I can get people smiling – mission accomplished!
Two thumbs up!
What a fun look at your life A-C! Loved the bubble effect. Looks like you have everything you could need or want – especially those two curly-haired babies!!
We are indeed fortunate in our part of the world. And the bubble effect was unexpectedly fun! Glad you enjoyed them!
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Love those photos, especially the first one and the slide show. It’s specially nice to sit in this chilly city of mine, where the temperature has dipped to 20 degrees, and enjoy the sight of your frosty surroundings.
Well – I don’t know where you are in the world, but 20 degrees is rather warm up here…Glad you enjoyed the bubbles though!
Wow – such fun photos, makes me want to get a fisheye lens too!
Hehe, well – fun it was – I think I will borrow it again! Glad you liked them!
Yes I did enjoy! Do it, you have a gift finding great shots with it!
Thank you, that was a really nice thing to say!
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Thank you for inviting us in, Leya. A great way to show us your daily life. And your workplace looks remarkably similar to mine!
Haha – thanks! Well, then both of us can rely on having a fruitful inner life ;-D
You have beautiful home! So cozy. I had never heard of a fish eye lens. What fun to use it!
Thank you – and great fun it is! It gives you a totally new perspective, a distorted but funny one!
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Wonderful bubbles! Thanks for sharing with us 😘
So happy you enjoyed them!
Amazing photos. It just proves that it is all perspective. WOW!
Thank you – and yes, perspective is (almost) everything.
Super fun post.
😀 I loved doing it too!
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Cool effect and interesting shots, Ann-Christine. I feel like I am in a dream. 🙂
Hopefully not a nightmare… 😀
Leya, it looks like you had a lot of fun with the fish-eye lens. I enjoyed the way you framed the lovely tour around your home. Wonderful that you are pleased with the ”unexpected” fruits from your lens! Thanks for a delightful challenge. ~Jane
And thank you for joining in, Jane! I just popped over for a magnificent sight!
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Fish eyes shots do create an unexpected effect. Lovely.
I really liked these. You have a lovely home, if a little rounded at the edges!
Well…it looks better with distortion…all flaws gone. Thank you anyway!
So unexpected, Ann-Christine. What a creative way for this theme. Thank you for the grand tour of your beautiful house and your cooking, walking… via the fish-eye lens. Love it!!
Thank you, Amy! A fun lens indeed – and it made everything look much better than in reality… So, without that possibility, there would have been no tour at all. In fact I think I will borrow that lens again some day, to get to know it better. So glad you liked it!
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What a great but different perspective and a free tour of your lovely home!
Thank you – the distortions make everything look much better than in reality! Funny!
These photos are awesome – otherworldly.
So glad you liked them! Some people think distortion is horrible – I usually love it !
It adds a whole new dimension!
It does, doesn’t it? I would not buy that lens myself, but luckily I could borrow it! So much fun is to be had…everything looks different. My home looks much better too…
Ahh, it’s so beautiful to see your life from the inside. Wonderful wonderful place, just as you are! I love your kitchen!!! And your living-room. And everything! Thank you for such a personal tour!
Manja, Manja – I just want to say this is a magical lens! Nothing is that lovely in reality…somehow every flaw is gone and – well it’s the distortion, isn’t it? ;-D But thank you so much for a lovely comment!
I have never tried these fish eyed lens. It certainly gives an interesting perspective.
This is the first time I tried one – a bit tricky, but fun. You cannot zoom in or out, and the background is there whatever you do – no chance of blurring it properly. But the lens was perfect in low light.
Well, here’s a take on unexpected from me, A C : https://suejudd.com/2019/01/26/lens-artists-photo-challenge-30-unexpected/
Thank you very much, Sue!
In fact, I found you in the reader and not here…just now I found you in the spam!
Very unexpected, thanks for rescuing me!
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Refreshing, like the frost on my window!
Refreshing is good…for everyone!
My favourite is the icy one. Thanks for the mention.
Thank you! Ice and frost are very artistic in themselves.
Loved your pictures, Ann-Christine! It’s amazing how distortion or a change of perspective can create unexpected results!
I am glad you liked them – I must say I think I will borrow that lens again…I had great fun!
Love these photos and the story! I particularly like ”… but they say a tidy and empty place reveals how you look inside too…” for a good reason. Ha.
Have a wonderful day.
😀 Thank you so much, Helen!
Oh, what fun! Your house was still recognisable, though! Now I’ve got to think of an unexpected……
Beautiful unexpected shots, Ann-Christine..
Thank you – I had great fun shooting them!
Wow! Thank you very much, Ann-Christine, for the kind referral of my take on Patti’s Cityscapes. Tack!
Varsågod! Det var ett flott foto!
I love your ‘bubble’ pictures, Ann-Christine! What a fun perspective on life!
Haha, well, thank you! Difficult to know how much to reveal of ones own life…but using distortion makes it possible – and fun!