“More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has ever been taken from the earth” ~ Napoleon Hill
When I’m out and about exploring interesting and beautiful places with my camera in hand it is not unusual for me to slip into a kind of hypnotic trance and the subjects of my photographs seem to choose me rather than the other way around. Over the course of a year I can acquire thousands and thousands of Raw images. As you might imagine I spend hours upon hours scouring through digital files, looking for and developing the creme of the crop while the ones that aren’t quite so obviously great fall through the cracks become forgotten.
Being the creature of habit that I am, as I become introspective about the year that was each December, I pull that imaginary shoe box full of “negatives” from the top shelf of my imaginary closet and I look through them one more time in hopes of discovering lost treasure. The images in this post are just a few emerging stars from 2017, all taken in late summer at the Oregon coast.
There is always a specific reason that I click the shutter release when I do but sometimes it takes a second or third cutting to remember why.