Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Photo Journal

A very dear friend of mine helped me create this site and I'm happy he took the time to find such a precious legacy in me. I have boldly decided to take advantage of this space in my blog to write a journal of my photography.

I shoot for a number of reasons. To name a's relaxing, almost like a form of meditation. Shooting forces you to see everything. I consider photography a very amusing interest. I'm not a fanatic when it comes to sophisticated gears, because I'm gloriously lazy by nature and when it comes to hauling around precious heavy equipment, I lose interest in shooting. I'd rather be able to shoot candid portraits then a posed subject, although landscapes are one of my favorite things to shoot as I love to be outdoors and especially to watch the sun rise and set.

I deeply admire wild life professional photographers who stay for hours in a hidden camouflaged setting to take shots of a Blue Heron in the swamplands dancing on the water it's mating dance. I sincerely admire them and let them do their work, it's not for me. When I'm really in the mood and feel energetic I carry a tripod and zoom lens.

Another reason why I shoot, I have these photos to keep forever in my memories and to document them here as I can pass them all down to my children and grandchildren some day. They will tell the stories of the many places I've been and people I've met along my journey through life. Some of my photos are imaginative and creative and some with a slight touch of humor.

Here are a few of my favorite shots which tell a story. Stop by again, as this site will grow and grow. I love this legacy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Orchids - A Delight at First Sight

These Orchids are on display at the Minnesota Landscape
Arboretum's Great Hall. They were a visual feast and an
escape from winter for a short while. I have included a
pastel painting which I was inspired to paint after viewing
these exotic beauties. Of course my painting or photos
don't do these flowers justice ... they are truly a delight
at first sight in person.