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Wax and Wane

Moonrise Under Tangled Branches. Fort Collins, Colorado, 2015.

I haven’t been terribly active with photography over the last few months, but I don’t think I’m too worried about it. I think there’s a natural wax and wane that comes part and parcel with creative endeavors.

I’m comforted in part by my experience as a musician.  I’ve been active in music for a long time, much longer in fact than I’ve been active in photography.  Over the many years that I’ve played music, there have been many stretches lasting months or even years where I was not very active with music at all.  During those times, I never once doubted that playing music remained a strong part of me, and indeed all of those stretches came around full circle back to being active in music, including being so even today.

I’m pretty sure photography is in my bones now.  I don’t think I could not be a photographer even if I wanted to.  The wax and wane just is part of living a creative life.

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Backstory

Moon, Low Branch Fort Collins, Colorado, 2015

Moon, Low Branch
Fort Collins, Colorado, 2015

Want to know the backstory behind this image?

It was 4 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon.  I was in my day job office getting caught up on some day job work.  I looked out the window, and happened to notice a nearly full moon rising perfectly behind some trees on the lawn of a government building across the street.  So, I went home to grab my camera (only a ten minute round trip, fortunately), spent about 45 minutes making the captures that ultimately resulted in this image, and returned to work to finish my tasks.

Lessons learned:

1.  Always be observant of what’s going on in your surroundings.

2.  Always have the tools of your trade at your disposal.

3.  Always be willing to invest the time it takes to capture the moment.

There’s beauty in the world, everywhere, all the time, if you’re open to seeing it.

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