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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.
Category Archives: Wonder
A dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight. ~ Oscar Wilde The tall, lithe woman walked gracefully, like a dancer, across the sandy beach, kicking off her shoes when she was halfway to the shoreline. As she … Continue reading
Not everything on the beach is pretty — crushed coke cans, cigarette butts, the fat naked guy who thought that the mangroves provided his own secluded beach au natural, starfish trying to scoot back into the salty brine, dead fish. … Continue reading
Philosophy begins in wonder ~ Plato Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen. ~ Steven Wright It was still dark outside when my alarm sounded … Continue reading
About a year ago, after random sightings of unusual things on my way to work — a flock of turkeys in a suburban front yard, for instance — I began to think that there should be some blog/twitter feed/tumblr-like thing … Continue reading
May you have a wonderful 2012 and find wonder in all that surrounds you.
Earlier this week, I found an amazing blog, Gwarlingo. As Michele Aldredge, the website’s creator, explains, “Gwarlingo” is Welsh for the rushing sound a grandfather clock makes before it chimes–-the movement before the moment. Gwarlingo’s purpose is to highlight inventive … Continue reading
Been thinking a lot about the value of not grumbling about things that we must do. Attitude makes a difference. Not grumbling about it, didn’t mean that I didn’t put it off. But, when I finally dragged myself outdoors with … Continue reading
http://vimeo.com/31158841 This is beautiful. That it can be described my mathematics is mind-boggling. To witness it must be awe-inspiring. To be sitting under it? Probably a bit creepy. Read about the science & mathematics used to describe the synchronized movements … Continue reading