Reflection of setting sun on a river
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Gallery: last chance to see (or possibly not!)

You could say that all of life is a series of last chances

Cynthia Voigt

A thought-provoking quote from a writer I really admire. And thought-provoking too was Tina’s proposal that for the last Lens Artists challenge of the year we share some shots taken in 2022 but not yet shared for any of the challenges.

It sounds a simple ask, but I decided to make it harder for myself by searching out some favourite images not yet shared in any post. Which meant a lot of checking back … Even so, some may have slipped through; let me know if you spot them! And of course I can’t promise never to use these again, hence my title! Maybe these are more accurately described as ‘first chance to see’?

My featured photo is from our recent Nepal trip. While staying in a lodge near Chitwan National Park we watched the sun set every evening over the Narayani River. I already shared some shots from those evening in my latest Changing Seasons round-up, but not this one. And what could be more appropriate for a ‘last chance’ theme than a sunset?

The couple of other Nepal shots included below don’t really fit into posts I’ve either already shared or plan to, so I’m grateful to Tina for giving me an excuse to include them here!

So here it is, 2022 in a series of monthly images, taken close to home and far away. They aren’t necessarily my best shots, as most of those probably made it into earlier posts. But I am happy with these ones too, and they reflect the pattern of my year.

Bar and cocktail advertising

January: in London’s Soho district

Pink dragonfly on a twig

February: in the garden of the Aguila de Osa lodge, Costa Rica

Single large pink flower on a bare stem

March: Magnolia in Ealing

Spray of pink flowers with blurred backdrop

April: bougainvillea in Faro, Portugal

Landscape with wild flowers and small church

May: the view towards Lindisfarne Priory from St Cuthbert’s Isle, Northumberland

Duck on the edge of a pond

June: mallard duck in Walpole Park, Ealing

Macro shot of a bee on a spiky purple flower

July: at Kingfishers Bridge Reserve, Cambridgeshire

Backlit seed-head and small spider in a web

August: seed-head and spider, Eyam, Derbyshire

Stone lion with fountain gushing

September: the fountain in the Place Saint Sulpice, Paris

Woman with an ox among trees

October: local, ox and egret near Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Couple outside a small shop

November: on the road to Pokhara, Nepal

Dead tree on frosty grass and pond with houses around

December: at Hampstead Ponds, London


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