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Liberate Your Art
Photographer, Reader, Writer, Thinker, Dreamer
I bought my first SLR camera (a Yashica TL-ELECTRO) when I was 17 and imagined I would become a great photographer. My love of photography, unfortunately, was thwarted by a photo-journalism class (the first "C" in college, but not the last!) as well as several packages of accidentally exposed photo paper and the high cost of film on a student budget. An unexpected gift of a Canon Rebel xSI four years ago reawakened those old, dormant dreams. A bit wiser now, I knew that photog instructor was full of bs even if technically he was pretty good. I began snapping away and haven't looked back. Mostly, I shoot nature photography because flowers and rocks don't talk back at you when you pose them.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
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One of the scariest moments for me as a child was watching the fighting trees in The Wizard of Oz. Trees with evil faces! Trees that talked! Trees that would scold you for picking parts of them off their trunks! That … Continue reading
As the Chinese proverb puts it: If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap. If you want happiness for a day—go fishing. If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime—help someone … Continue reading
Part of our Saturday routine – “our” referring to my spouse & I, not some royal ‘we’ — is to go to the Farmers’ Market and the butcher shop. Additional stops may be at a supermarket, though I try … Continue reading
In some ways, photography could be on my bliss list every week. I’ve realized recently that I am at ease, in the “flow” as psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi has identified it, when I have my camera. It challenges my brain and … Continue reading
Just when I think that I may be tiring of taking photographs along the trail I walk regularly, I find more things that interest me: A twisted vine with wonderful shapes and textures A snail that was a beautiful blue … Continue reading
Here are more photos from my series taken at Skiles Test Nature Park earlier this week. As I said in the comments to my post the other day, I came across lots of things that didn’t belong there. There are … Continue reading
As I was returning to my car last evening, after visiting the wicked-looking Thorn Tree, the sun was hugging the horizon, sending that low golden light that you only get at sunset along the ground and highlighting the plants and … Continue reading