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Theft and Authenticity

“Nothing is original.  Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.  Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows.  Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul.  If you do this, [...]

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Everything in its Time

I remember the first black and white photograph I ever made, the one that really got me into photography in a serious way back in 2012, was an abstract triptych I made using an iPhone camera as the capture device.  For awhile, back then, I was really into these triptychs.  I made quite a few, [...]

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When We Look at Our Photographs

When we look at our photographs and find not the slightest reflection of ourselves, it’s a good sign that our images have lost their souls. – David duChemin For the record, I’ve always considered my photographs to be highly reflective of myself.  For better or for worse, I can’t imagine undertaking photography (or any kind [...]

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And Stars Too

“What are men to rocks and mountains?” – Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice And stars, stars too.  If I am recalling correctly, the two stars here actually are the planets Jupiter and Venus, which came into (I believe perfect) alignment a couple of years ago.

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The Real Magician

“I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches, and foliage that reach up toward the light.  But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.” – Edward Steichen

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Catching Up

Things are pretty quiet with photography for now while I get caught up on other things.  Hopefully I’ll be able to return my attention to it again before too long.

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On Inspiration

It’s that time of year again, when there is enough daylight to allow me to drive up to Rocky Mountain National Park after work.  For example, if I leave my house in Fort Collins at 6 p.m., I can be at this spot by around 7:30, and still have a good hour and a half [...]

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Tools of the Trade

I believe in keeping things simple, so for the last few years I’ve been carrying only two lenses – a Canon 24-105 L, and a Canon 100-400 L.  Between the two, I can cover the range from 24 mm to 400 mm without fumbling around with a lot of lens changes.  I realize zoom lenses [...]

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All Talk

Some time ago I read about a study that determined people experienced similar levels of satisfaction upon stating their intention to do something as they did in actually doing it.  For example, a person stating their intention to go on a diet to lose 10 pounds apparently experiences a similar physiological response of satisfaction as [...]

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The Other Colorado

I’ve lived on the Front Range of Colorado for a number of years now.  When you mention Colorado to someone who doesn’t live here, my observation is that most people tend to think of pristine, snowy, mountain-filled landscapes. I love that Colorado.  But there is another Colorado, too.  Roughly half the state is flat plains, [...]

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