Sunday Evening Reflection: Following the Sunset

Ansel Adams once wrote, “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have somone click the shutter.” That was the thought that came to mind on an late afternoon, early evening walk a few weeks ago. Spring had finally come. The warmth and fresh winds coming from the ocean had a hint of seaweed andContinue reading “Sunday Evening Reflection: Following the Sunset”

The Art of the Story

Photography is about storytelling – told without the inconvenience of words. A few years ago, I purchased an inexpensive digital camera to document a family trip.  I confess that I gave the camera very little thought; in fact, I left the instructions at home, deciding to take the “point and click” approach.  I would neverContinue reading “The Art of the Story”

Going Mobile

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”   Susan Sontag This blog has a simple mandate – to share my photos and random thoughts as they comeContinue reading “Going Mobile”

Listening to Our Voice

“One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.” Franklin P. Jones, Reporter & Humorist Most discussions about listening are centered on listening to another person.  Rarely, do we consider are capacity to hear our own voice. Many times, we believe others before we trust our judgment or intuition. HowContinue reading “Listening to Our Voice”

Tell the Story – Change the World!

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”  Lewis Hine For most of us, photography is a hobby that entertains and gives us a beautiful memory to share with friends and family. There are others who use photography to change their world. Lewis Hine (1874 – 1940), anContinue reading “Tell the Story – Change the World!”

Things will happen!

 “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” Jay Maisel  If anyone knew how to make things happen it was Jay Maisel.  His photography career began in 1954 and gained  momentum simply because he was “out there.”  His remarkably diverse portfolio incorporatesContinue reading “Things will happen!”