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Bad Water Basin, Death Valley NP

Bad Water Basin, Death Valley NP "Simplifying one’s life to extract its quintessence is the most rewarding of all the pursuits I have undertaken. It doesn’t mean giving up what is truly beneficial, but finding out what really matters and what brings lasting fulfillment, joy, serenity, and, above all, the irreplaceable boon of altruistic love. It means transforming oneself to…

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What If?

It’s all too easy for anyone today to hang a photo exhibition and call themselves an artist. But that title, available to anyone who commits to hard work, has to be earned. Your commitment to your voice is what makes the difference, giving your imagination the space it needs to dream. To say "what if?" It lets your ideas flow more…

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Making vs Taking

Marsh Lines, Acadia National Park "Creativity is imagination and imagination is for everyone." Paul Arden As I walked along this marsh in Acadia National Park, many photo opportunities jumped out at me. But I challenged myself to exclude as much as I possibly could. Why? Because a strange visual thing happens when you limit your viewpoint and focus your concentration on…

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Smelling the Fresh Air

Olympus E-M1, f/8@ 1/60 sec, 57mm, ISO 200 “Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.” – Erich Fromm

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