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Looking for Love in All the Right Places

OK, so it’s a play on the song, but it still rings true. When I am out in nature, I am seeking not only photographs, but the love that is out there in nature. By love, I mean that connection to natural things around me. I celebrate the sounds of babbling brooks, the light pouring through the leaves, the frost on dormant plants, the freshness of a crisp autumn day, as well as the bears running after the salmon, the elephants rejoicing in the waterhole. The photographs I make are all gifts that remind me of those experiences, images that I can return to to feel the love, so to speak. And sometimes, I find special gifts, like these hearts of nature – here in the cottonwood leaves of Capitol Reef National Park, and in the Presque Isle River in northern Wisconsin.

They are like little rewards to showing up and being present, and open, to what’s around me. And a reminder that life is good!

 

 

 

P.S. Check out my latest book, Expressive Nature Photography.

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Cleaning up my Act

Cleaning up my act, getting stuff done, losing weight, re-evaluating my goals, – we all know the phrases we use for the beginning of a new year. But this year, I can say I’m achieving at least one goal! It was quiet the month of December 2017 around my office, and I tackled my library of over 188,000 images and cleaned up the clutter. I have only three years to go now, but I have successfully eliminated over 12,000 images from the catalog. I feel lighter already. 🙂  Continue reading »

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Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 12

 

Day 12 – Gazing up at the universe, I’m in awe and wonder. Capturing the stars of our galaxy, over formations in Arches National Park, was an incredible experience.

Marvel at the mystery! 

This concludes my series – and yes, if you do the math, I’m two days off if I wanted the 12 days to finish on Christmas Day, but I figured that most of you wouldn’t be on the internet (!) after the 23rd, so I began my celebrations early.

Have a joy-filled, peaceful, and wondrous holiday!

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Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 9

 

Day 9 – A celebration of Nature’s own visual design, – her textures, patterns, shapes and forms that show up in so many ways!

Revel in the rhythm!

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