Time Marches On

The forces of nature are powerful but, even they cannot withstand the test of time.  Nothing can.  It feels, too often, that time passes slowly when, in fact, time is fleeting.  We mistakenly assume there will be more time; another chance or another day.  Time is not on our side.  The clock and calendar move at the same…

Travel and Enjoy Every Place

Every trip, no matter how near or far, should inspire photographers to learn and create.  Wherever you may roam it is important to take the time and educate yourself about the people, their history, their culture, and the local lore.  Once there, immerse yourself as much as possible and, temporarily, leave home behind.  The more you invest in learning about…

Have a Heart

There is no shortage of beauty in the world but, I do believe there is a lack of appreciation for it.  Every day, wherever we may go, our senses are assailed by beautiful people, captivating things, and stunning scenery but, sadly, too often, we do not take the time to absorb the value of what, or who, is…

Creating on the Go

As a photographer I am on the go a lot. In the course of a year I take tens of thousands of images and in every scenario I want to create the best images possible. A significant part of the creative process is having the right tool for the job. When Bob and I are…

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Colorful Illumination

I loved the stark white crosses against the mountain sky. The blue just seems to sing and compliment the stucco and the white so nicely. In my composition, as a helpful hint, I worked hard to move around and make sure the lower cross was isolated against the stucco and did not merge with anything…