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 sixth 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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April 23, 2014

MOXIE P.S.

... as i've often said, although they're reticent to admit it, photographers love wandering about with other photographers because it means they get their pictures taken ... while we were up at the falls john took the time to find a few images of me ...

... disregarding for the moment the subject, i like this photograph because it looks so natural ... technical truth revealed, this was a ten-second exposure during which i had to remain absolutely motionless ... fascinating ...

... i thought john had wandered off up the trail to explore some different vantages, but it turns out he hid behind a tree or something so that he could do some stealth photography ... here i am, climbing atop the wooden rail in order to get a better perspective for the image i was trying to capture ...

... john must have left figuring i'd reached the limit of my craziness ... once i'd finished with this spot i climbed down the drop off to the right and took some pictures from the jagged rocks that form the edge of the cataract ...

... with absolutely no apology for the HDR technique, here's the image i found while perched on top of the railing ...
... what great fun ... thanks, john ...