Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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March 14, 2012

INTO THE SUN


... most photography primers will warn that you should "keep your back to the sun," and that "bright sunlight is the worst time of day for picture taking" ... i imagine that hidden in the footnotes they also advise "there's nothing to be found investigating fire hydrants" ... as far as i'm concerned, however, in disregard of all conventional advice concerning the art and science of photography, i find it important that at times you let your sense of humor direct your vision ... after all, a fire hydrant at the edge of the sea, how could i resist ...


... p.s. ... also, those books also tell you to "never put the center of interest dead center in the viewfinder" ... my rule:  "you want to learn about photography, study the pictures first" ...

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