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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.
Tag Archives: wonder
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. ~William Butler Yeats.
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.
I thought of two things that teachers — one high school, one college — said to me years ago while I was taking pictures. 1). High School Art Class. We were making (egads! how 70′s; how embarrassing) yarn wall hangings. … 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
You know that scene in Jaws, where the captain says that he needs a bigger boat? That was the first thing that I thought of when I arrived at the sandhill crane viewing tower at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area, … Continue reading
Usually, this time of year, I’m vacationing in Southwest Florida. I love going to the gulf during October. It is still warm, but usually not too hot. The beaches aren’t crowded, and you miss the winter traffic. In fact, it’s … Continue reading