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LAPC: Last Chance Photos in 2022

Lens-Artist, Tina invites us to review photos in 2022 to come up with some that have not fit any Lens-Artist challenge. It’s hard to believe we’ve come to that time of year already.

“Last Chance is basically LAST CHANCE.”

Graham Thorpe

Our little can friend is banging his head against the wall. He’s had his last chance.

In January we took a trip to Wickenburg, Arizona. What an amazing historic town. It was like walking into the old west. The heart of the town is the Smithsonian Cowboy Museum. I wish I could tell you what this little guy is, but I lost my last chance to write down the answer – at least for this year. So you will just have to guess and never know if you are right or wrong. How frustrating is that?

“Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Last March, we visited our son and his girlfriend in Sacramento. They took us on several outings, and one of their favorites was Nevada City. They plan to be married there this fall so this was our last chance to see it before they made the decision. The town has an Old West feel even though they were working on the streets with heavy equipment that was definitely from the twenty-first century.

I took this photo with my iPhone. When I saw it in Adobe Bridge, the small version of it looked like a painting, but it wasn’t the same when I opened it. I wanted to capture the painting look that I saw when I first looked at it. So, I tried several experiments with it. First, in Photoshop, which is still a mystery to me, I posterized it. Then in Canva, I added a Cali filter and my name.

“There are three C’s in life. Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.”

Brian Tracy

In June, Vince and I celebrated our 27th anniversary in Cottonwood, Arizona. We took the chance on getting married and our lives started down that wonderful pathway of major changes. In 2020, we moved to Arizona, where we enjoy exploring so many new places. We found an adorable restaurant there for our lunch, then walked around the town taking pictures.

This little engine that could – could not! He had had his last chance to travel the railways!

Congratulations to Donna, Wind Kisses as the newest member of the Lens-Artist team.

Also inspiring this post is Cell Pic Sunday, by another Lens-Artist and friend, John Steiner. Join him this week in New York City.

Another Last Chance

Finally, today at noon Phoenix time is your LAST CHANCE to submit a logo design for next year’s Wednesday Quotes challenge. You can vote on the submissions starting on Wednesday.

Hope you skate through this week without any snags or falls and Merry Christmas if I don’t see you before next Sunday.

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  1. Love your C’s, Marsha – and your review and the little engine…a delightful post! Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and holidays to enjoy good company and good food!

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  2. I like Brian’s (Bushboy’s) suggestion of a bellows for that opening photo. My first guess would be a large oil can that is used by railroad crews to lubricate noisy parts.

    Lynn and I are sure missing Arizona this morning. It’s 18 degrees below zero F here in Fargo this morning. In a few days, we’ll be on our way to Florida. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. thank you for the love. And I love your fun post. The can guy looks like a dachshund robot and I will pretend I am right. And I do love the train. Not really a last chance for those of us admiring it. . What a great place to visit for your anniversary. I have always liked cottonwood.

    Looks like Nevada City is a great venue for a wedding. Thanks again.

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  4. A very fun recap of some of your year’s highlights Marsha, and how fun that you’ve met two of our team members! I loved your edits on the little town but must admit Brian Tracy missed the most important C – CHOCOLATE!!! Happiest of holidays to you!

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    • Thanks, Cathy! Hope you have a great year of writing next year. I miss all of your wonderful comments on Story Chat as well as your adorable Christmas stories. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thanks, Cathy! Hope you have a great year of writing next year. I miss all of your wonderful comments on Story Chat as well as your adorable Christmas stories. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your Angel story.

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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