Nature: The Ultimate Alternate Reality

Nature: The Ultimate Alternate Reality

July 07, 2016

The world is in turmoil right now, and I find it very unsettling. Yet I also find it curious that an escape into an alternate reality has taken the world’s attention away from issues that just hours before were being intensely debated. 

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The Elephant: A Sign Of The Times

The Elephant: A Sign Of The Times

May 29, 2016

A couple months ago I came across the story of Tyke. For those of you who do not know the story, I will tell what I can. Tyke was taken from the African bush in 1973 most likely when her mother was killed by hunters or poachers. 

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I Have Something To Say

I Have Something To Say

September 14, 2014

Tell me that I can’t do something, and I will do it just to prove you wrong.  Whether this is healthy, friendly behavior or not, it works for me, and we may both learn something along the way and possibly grow as people.

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The Creative Photography Series: The Half-Life Of Chocolate Cake

The Creative Photography Series: The Half-Life Of Chocolate Cake

August 23, 2014

A friend of mine frequently engages me in cerebral conversations, but there are days when I am not in the mood.  On those days, my playful curiosity is either ebbing or flowing, and I simply am not ready to surrender my mindfulness to such serious matters.  

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Changing Course

Changing Course

March 16, 2014

When I first moved to Santa Fe, there was one part of my new job that I was not looking forward to – trips into Albuquerque.  The first part of the drive south from Santa Fe goes over La Bajada pass, a steep incline that is noted as an engineering feat. 

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45 West Southwest

45 West Southwest

March 08, 2014

Fingers of sunlight wrap themselves around spires of ash tuff, as if the Sun himself is trying to crawl into the silence of the canyon.  The new dawn paints the walls with luminous hues of soft grey, pink, gold and white, and the glow hangs in the dormant morning air.

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The Creative Photography Series: The Usefulness Of Creativity

The Creative Photography Series: The Usefulness Of Creativity

February 25, 2014

The usefulness of creativity exists in the self-expression one experiences, regardless of how the world responds, who listens, who ignores, who applauds and who challenges.  It is individual triumph and personal satisfaction more than global acceptance and value.

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A Simple Kiss Good Night

A Simple Kiss Good Night

December 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17 – a day like any other day with an ending like no other.  Cassie lay next to me, her head on the pillow, waiting for her evening belly rub.  As I turned toward her, I noticed the soft pink color of a cocker spaniel tongue peeking through her little black lips.  

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The Creative Photography Series: What Is Creativity? Part 2

The Creative Photography Series: What Is Creativity? Part 2

October 27, 2013

Inspiration, motivation and enthusiasm are just a few of the after effects of a creative moment, those times when you suddenly feel a burden lifted from your shoulders.  Your perception of the world changes instantly, as if your physical vision has actually sharpened.

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The Creative Photography Series: What Is Creativity? Part 1

The Creative Photography Series: What Is Creativity? Part 1

October 07, 2013

Have you ever tried to define creativity?  Most people recognize it when they see it, but not all people see creativity in the same way.  This seems to imply that creativity is a matter of personal taste, and, therefore, globally indefinable.

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Show Some Local Love

Show Some Local Love

August 01, 2013

Successful creative landscape photography is a journey of diverging paths that ultimately leads to unique images that are all your own. Certainly the internet is filled with landscape photography tips and techniques, and there are vast resources available that describe the use of camera settings and processing to define your personal style. 

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From Passion To Creation

From Passion To Creation

June 24, 2013

New photographers, especially those like myself who want to move from hobby to profession, face a unique set of personal challenges.  Professional photographers openly share their recommendations, insight and guidance, but, for me, facing the daily journey of believing in myself and my work has been one of the most difficult undertakings of my life. 

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