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Having just read a book about Ansel Adams by Beverely Gherman,  I read that he was often criticized for not including people in his images. He would reply that there are always two people in his images,  the photographer and the viewer.  I have been asked that same question.

When I take a picture, it is a personal decision to take the picture at that given place and time.   Later,  the image is for me to share, should I feel like it, and the viewer’s decision  to look at it, should they desire.  Two people are in each picture, you and me. Makes sense to me!  How do you feel about this?

Ansel Adams, not only were you a master photographer, but I greatly admire your words. Your thoughts live on as well!  Thank you kindly!

While being in the Keys enjoying a few days R&R, I couldn’t help but notice the boat with all the American flags around it.  Not only was a new dawn rising, but the spirit of the boat owner was realized at the same time.   Someone was very proud to be an American or to be in America. Made me wonder what he/she had been through to produce such a patriotic display. No matter,  it was good to see. I would like to see more positive displays of  America.  It is hard to understand a contrasting opinion.

Sunrise at Marathon

God Bless.jpgThere are times when you just loose interest or have a hard time getting motivated to take pictures.   Yes, folks would ask me to take pictures of this or that event,  but just photographing for the fun of it was starting to run dry.  I just couldn’t get motivated and would leave my camera at home.

Finally, something clicked again when I bought some pretty tulips at the grocery store.  I took a picture of the tulips.  The tulips were beautiful, and so was my picture!  Later that week, I went to an airshow that proved to be exciting and I captured a few more fun shots.  Last, I went out to the dock and found some birds to shoot.

Spring Tulips On My Table

Well, I am excited again about photography.  Am even  going to buy a Sigma 17 -70 F2.8-4 lens tomorrow!  It feels good.

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“Congratulations!  You have won the 3rd place award in our New Smyrna Beach 2017 directory cover contest which pays $50!  We feature the top three places in the contest in our directory.”

Well, was I surprised and thankful for the recognition.  So,  I am going to be a published photographer with my image, ” Super Moon and Bridge Lights”.  How about that!

Funny thing is,  I had seen this image in my mind`s eye, but just never had the right moon and timing before.  When that moon rose so brightly, November 11, 2016, I knew there was a picture to be taken.  So I got my tripod and camera, jumped in my car, found a open spot, and started snapping images.  I had to try many setting to make it happen, but was pleased with the results.

Hope you like it as well.  Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

Doggy Graveyard

On a RV trip traveling down Hwy 395 from Reno going South, we stopped at RV Camp that had a Pet Graveyard close by.   I was very drawn to this little graveyard.   It just felt spiritual.  As I approached the area,  I realized that it was a very special spot for sure.  I certainly felt the love that was buried there.  The sign above tells the story of one of the pets buried in the this special place.  Having had several wonderful dogs for pets, it certainly hurts when they leave us.  I feel the love and I feel the loss.  God Bless their Souls.  ps.  I do not know what that light and mist is in this picture on the right…Maybe the doggy spirits were playing with me.

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This morning as I walked away from the beach,  I notice some color change in the vegetation along the path home.  For some reason, the leaves and soft light caught my eye so, I took this image.

As the day progressed, I kept thinking about the leaves that I had seen.  Yes, they were not the most colorful Fall leaves that I had ever seen, and yet, they were beautiful to me.  I started relating the changing of the leaves to the lifespan of people.  Yes, as we age, we are not as colorful as we used to be, but it is OK.   We have our cycle of life, as the leaves do.  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Thank you for stopping by….just thoughts along the way.

On a recent RV trip to Rocky Mountain National Park,  we had the good fortune to see a few animals in nature which was good for my heart and soul.  To see nature continuing to produce and grow, gives me hope for the future.  It is my desire by posting these images that folks will be incline to help do their part with ecology and protecting the world we live in.  My greatest wish is that in some way, I can help with this dream and better the world

in some way while I am here on earth. Hopefully, my Grandchildren and their Grandchildren will have the opportunity to enjoy nature as we do.Canadian Goose......jpgJust some thoughts along the way…I hope you have a wonderful day.  Thank you for stopping by.

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