Monday Mantra ~ #43

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Well I blew it!  For 42 consecutive weeks I managed to post a Mantra each Monday without fail.  This week, I find myself trying to cover my tracks late on a Tuesday evening.  This is the season of travel and photography for me and I have come to realize that this will not be the last time that I’ll miss the deadline.  The good news is I’m going to have some really good work to share in the coming weeks and months.

I’m about to embark on what is becoming an annual sojourn to the great Northwest.  Images of Waterfalls, rainforests, beaches and mountains will soon fill my memory cards.  September and October will likely lead me into the mountains of Colorado to capture fall foliage and when all the leaves have fallen in Colorado I’ll head to the desert in Utah to catch the season’s last gasp.

Have a great week!

 

 

#Monday Mantra ~Week #31

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One of my motivating factors for getting back into photography in a big way a few years back was simply to capture reference material for painting.  I haven’t picked up the brush in over a year now and I’m finding that I’m filling the void learning how to paint with my photographs.

This image is a composite of three different photos captured recently.  The background was the night sky over a place in central Colorado that has always been special to me.  The adobe ruins are located in Southern Colorado and the wild horse was captured last week in Northern Colorado.

I welcome your critique..good or bad.  Have a great week!

 

#Monday Mantra ~ Week #8

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Week #8 has been more difficult than the first seven. I guess I call it the Monday Mantra Challenge for good reason. I don’t know what’s going on but I have a sneaking suspicion that it has to do with all the Bull shit that is going on in the world right now. I don’t know who decided to name us ManKind but I’m pretty sure they aren’t too happy with us.

I started my day as a cold footed, camera wielding witness to a beautiful sunrise this morning. I look at this photograph and I think about all that would be missing without both the subtle and the stark variations in the visual elements. Why can’t we have the same appreciation for our human differences. It seems to me that one particular political candidate who is long on cash and short on compassion might heed this advice. Remember to look at your own reflection as you step out onto the thin ice of false assumptions.