Endurance

2017: 365-Day Project

This was a pretty ambitious project: to work one image a day for a year.  

This project forced me to think about photography daily.

 It forced me to be mindful increasing my awareness of the world around me.  

It forced me to look–to find what is normally taken for granted.  

It was a test of endurance.

  • With This The Year Ends

    it ends with the cold frost and ice on a window patterns of the natural world abstract thoughts images of cold with this the year ends and a chance to renew iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (365/365) 2017-12-31-iOS-IMG_0374 - Version 2

  • Traces of Bird Dances

    cold tracks left in an early morning snow bird dances by the frost iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (364/365) 2017-12-30-iOS-IMG_0369 - Version 2

  • There for the Seeing

    patterns shapes and impressions all left for the imagination there for the seeing iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (363/365) 2017-12-14-iOS-IMG_0293 - Version 2

  • Blind Shadows

    shadows through the blinds onto the wall are reminders that there is a world outside waiting to be explored iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (362/365) 2017-12-28-iOS-IMG_0364 - Version 2

  • Two People and a Moment

    Coronado, California-- unknown from where they came a different journey different experiences but for this moment neighbors iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (361/365) 2017_12_04_IMG_E0189

  • Diffraction Grating

    i don't remember what compelled me to shine a light on a compact disk while looking through a macro lens and then it appeared an abstract of one thought but actually another Canon EOS-M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; mini LED work-light wrapped with 1/2 CTO Warming Gel; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (360/365) 2013_09_19_18941

  • Beach Trails

    Coronado, California-- beach dunes beach trails bringing those in common together Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (359/365) 2017-12-04-EOS-6032_edit

  • Vertical Slice of Time

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- in any given image there is a slice of vertical time fences mark the territory of trees trees point to the sky the sky reminds of summer Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (358/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5816 - Version 2

  • Purple Reminder

    purple reminds us the brightness of a plant's world will return in the spring Canon EOS M; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (357/365) 2017_04_20_34152_edit

  • Three Fingers

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- dead stump rotting and returning to the earth abstract of three fingers maybe three more of whatever Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (356/365) 2017-12-21-EOS-6155_edit

  • Reclaimed by Nature

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- abandoned early 1900s seeding machine left in place so long a tree grew around and threw it forgotten by man reclaimed by nature spark questions of what happened why was it left and never moved again a reminder? Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (355/365) 2017-12-21-EOS-6144_edit

  • The Fisherman

    shadow upon the wall cast by the dead bamboo next to it a fisherman with a pipe and straw hat iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (354/365) 2015-02-15-iOS-IMG_2596 - Version 2

  • Eastbound Sunset

    images capture can capture a moment the moment only happens when we are present and then we can remember the flight east to return home the sunset of a week captured in true memory iPad Air; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (353/365) 2017_12_06_IMG_0090_edit

  • Movement of Flight

    Coronado, California-- not every image has to be clear the softness of the water provokes the moment of waves the blur of the wings captures the moment of flight this image is clearer than the moment we watched it happen Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (352/365) 2017-12-05-EOS-6103 - Version 2

  • Abstract Moment

    food is art especially when time becomes the moment patterns shapes and colors textures then taste abstract moments iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (351/365) 2014-07-05-iOS-IMG_2393 - Version 2

  • Afternoon Moment

    later afternoon of writing when i felt the sun against the wall warm colors and patterns reminder to stop and see stop and feel the moment iPhone 5s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (350/365) 2014-12-30-iOS- IMG-2555

  • Fresh Light

    curiosity fresh light lifts between the blinds new creative day iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (349/365) 2017_11_30_IMG_0156_edit - Version 2

  • Meditation on the Horizon

    Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- any thought beyond or behind this moment takes away from this moment now and forever Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Circular Polarizer Filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (348/365) 2017-12-14-EOS-IMG_6133

  • Framed Innocence

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- from here we can see shadowed by the tree allowed the innocence of a child Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (347/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5798_edit

  • Framed Perspective

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- through the 'pained' glass her comfort framed by nature war changed all seasons Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (346/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5769_edit - Version 2

  • Singing Bowl

    amazed at the tone the power the natural song the darkness in the shadows lead curiosity to where is next how interesting need to try iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (345/365) 2017_12_11_IMG_0267_edit

  • Trees at Dusk

    each branch pattern leads to endless ends few leaves remain stubborn a lone dove blends with the rest playing where's waldo stumps of bad pruning but nature has a habit of enduring Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (344/365) 2017-12-11-EOS-6128 - Version 2

  • Endurance of Snowflakes

    once an intersection of bees a social spot branches now hold leafless snowflakes this is winter something to endure until the rites of spring this is winter patterns of branches dusted with white Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (343/365) 2017-12-09-EOS-6124 - Version 2

  • There Stood Sugar (Tracks to the del)

    Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California-- place of magic intrigue movies ghosts and lovers it was here before most things almost lost but the sand becomes the yellow brick road marks of the present versus the past enchantment and mystery endure Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (342/365) 2017-12-04-EOS-6028

  • A Moment in History

    this is what remains of a day of infamy witnessed to the mark earlier in the day someone turned the knob wound the spring set the time then flew onward into a moment of history Canon PowerShot G10; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (341/365) 2009_08_25_1380_edit

  • Seemingly Simple

    Coronado, California-- a last moment with the sand non-descript notice--for a moment there is a story forget the past present and future footprints shoe prints gull prints abstract shapes drawn by passing shadows by a morning sun the wonder of a million plus years one thing of then another it can be here for those who wonder for those who take the time to see for today--now this journey ends, but yet another begins the sand will remain iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (340/365) 2017_12_06_IMG_0202_edit

  • Dance of the Sunset Pipers

    Coronado, California-- quiet sunset surf together the pipers dance ebb flow of the heart Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (339/365) 2017-12-05-EOS-6110 - Version 2

  • Willow's Beach

    Coronado, California-- could sit here all day western sun eastward wind within the company of memories living and enjoying this moment iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and painted in Intensify 1.2.3 (338/365) 2017_12_04_IMG_0187_edit

  • Sand Trees

    Coronado, California-- sand painted trees by nature all on her own our job to notice Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (337/365) 2017-12-02-EOS-5915 - Version 2

  • Ghost Ship

    Coronado, California-- washed upon the shore owner unknown origin unknown abandoned and never claimed sand claiming her now left to endure the fate of the tides a home for that that grows below she alone holds the story and the memory of its owner's voices while others in the distance continue Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (336/365) 2017-12-02-EOS-5893 - Version 2

  • Grand Canyon

    Grand Canyon, Arizona-- some images can not be conveyed by a camera they have to be seen and felt even my eye saw more than this image from a distance they are a cartoon an extension of the imagination once there and image can remind but never take the place of the moment the moment is literally standing on the edge and feeling small and insignificant iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (335/365) 2017_12_01_IMG_E0168 - Version 2

  • Painted Bench

    Burke Lake Park, Fairfax, Virginia-- at one time someone was here a child maybe with the innocence of art no rules no competition no judgement just making art for the joy of it Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (334/365) 2017-11-30-EOS-5865 - Version 2

  • Cast a Stone

    Burke Lake Park, Fairfax, Virginia-- along the water's edge many cast stones and other points of a painting Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L with circular polarizing filter; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (333/365) 2017-11-30-EOS-5863 - Version 2

  • And Wonder

    Prince William Forest National Park, Virginia-- autumn color past winding road dances to another place of more road and wonder Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (332/365) 2017-11-28-EOS-5827_edit

  • Of Texture

    Henry House, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Virginia-- a door of the past new lock old lock original handle stone found to step up weathered times of texture and smell Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (331/365) 2017-11-27-EOS-5768

  • Witch's Finger

    single dead branch reminds me of a witch's finger casting her spell pointing to the wind the echos of oz laughter her pretty Planet Earth Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (330/365) 2017-11-26-EOS-5733_edit

  • Until Next Year

    in final moments wind will carry the remains until next year Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 then Aperture 3.6 (329/365) 2017-11-26-EOS-5723

  • Through the Trees

    sunshine warms through the autumn trees a gentle smile Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 then Aperture 3.6 (328/365) 2017-11-26-EOS-5730_edit - Version 2

  • Chasing Rabbits Again

    on a day of sadness and closure the loss of a loving and loyal companion one single day lily bloomed remembrance and blessing she left for a better world no pain new eyes new legs playfully chasing rabbits again iPhone 6s; Image Post in Aperture 3.6 (327/365) 2017_11_06_iOS_0112 - Version 2

  • This Day and to the Next

    leading lines to over the horizon wonder of the next unknown this day and to the next anticipation curiosity Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (326-B/365) 2017-11-22-EOS-5712 - Version 2

  • Bloom of Autumn

    colors of autumn reminder of the bloom of spring enough to carry over through winter the dog days of winter the longing for spring again Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (326-A/365) 2017-11-22-EOS-5714 - Version 2

  • Contrasting Red against Grey

    walking through a parking lot looking and noticing contrasting red against the drab grey of the ground discarded--dropped--spilled wasted--but reborn into a juxtaposition of art hard light--casted shadows contrast in color contrast in texture random pattern--as they were sweetness versus the mundane found by just being aware of this moment iPhone 6s; Image Post in Aperture 3.6 (325/365) 2017-11-21-iOS-IMG_0142 - Version 2

  • Comfort of Routine

    every Sunday evening the clatter of the keys a routine letter to his parents the happenings of the week devotion and loyalty for me the comfort of presence gave way to the reminder of Monday and school iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (324/365) 2016_03_14 iPhone6s 00258_edit

  • Level Set

    a dog’s life is always worth sharing honest unconditional love and loyalty they are my level set Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (323/365) 2017-11-19-EOS-5702_edit

  • Greater as a Whole

    autumn melange of color symbolic randomness included shapes and color greater as a whole Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (322/365) 2017-11-12-EOS-5676 - Version 2

  • Longer Than The Lives They Represent

    headstones markers of a life some stones weathered the times longer than the lives they represent history symbolic short stories of even shorter lives remembrance Fairfax Cemetery, Fairfax, Virginia Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (321/365) 2017-11-17-EOS-5687_edit

  • Dances with the Wind

    quiet and simple lost within the thought grounded inspiration no mirror or reflection can take away its confidence let it dance in the wind until she can no longer stand Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (320/365) 2017-11-09-EOS-5644 - Version 2

  • Here and Now

    autumn path within the trees within the sounds of quiet carried by the sounds of rocks and stones under my step rustling of the aspens the call of birds alone with nothing by the chatter of my thoughts it can all change the next bend is unknown this is not the life of a cubical it is not the clatter of the office not the news commute or meaningless conflict this is living here and now Trail to Rainbow Lake, Frisco, Colorado Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (319/365) 2011_10_02 5547

  • Overexposed Path

    lines lead to an overexposed brightness a photographic error but a creative accident a path to infinity maybe heaven the path creates a sense of curiosity what’s beyond the edges does this image end does this place end nirvana Nikon D80; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (318/365) 2009_05_11 0136_edit - Version 2

  • Endurance

    abandoned only in body scars of the past a home of those no longer living a different time different era the trees lay witness before and after built by hand and an intent of a dream yet through it all it still stands spirits remain Nikon D80; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (317/365) 2008_11_20 0329.jpeg

  • Silenced

    silenced tool of the enemy against the enemy to decide to convince to compell to dream forever be silent Nikon D80; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (316/365) 2006_12_24 1520.jpeg

  • Break from the Urban

    place to sit think listen hear break from the urban breath without the noise distance from the clatter benches dedicated in peace allowing nature to overcome Canon PowerShot G3; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (315/365) 2005_06_11 0277.jpeg

  • Over There

    simple gaze between the trees reflection upon a murky pond a bridge distant rise to the horizon another world within the trees this moment wonder of the next curiosity of the unknown Canon PowerShot G3; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (314/365) 2004_08_03 0058.jpeg

  • Curiosity

    in this moment here in the next moment curiosity what lies next unending quest what is is here the known over there—the unknown does it really matter “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confusious Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (313/365) 2017-11-09-EOS-5669 - Version 2

  • Aged Perfection

    in a true moment reflection truly seeing beauty in all things not perfect Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (312/365) 2017-10-20-EOS-5476 - Version 2

  • Path of Departure

    the act of grieving the tears are ok—let go physically lost over the horizon we can clearly see the path of departure we can follow but we have to let go in love the spirit will remain Canon 5d Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (311/365) IMG_2014_06_13_3150_edit - Version 2

  • Mourning

    the sadness of the rose loss of a love wanting more of what there cannot be acceptance of a better place physically gone faith in what matters memory of eternal love Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (310/365) 2017-11-01-EOS-5588 - Version 2

  • Barriers

    a door is sometimes all that keeps us from the world keeps out some things keeps in some things barrier a line in the sand reflective of life if opened a new wind can bring joy Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (309/365) 2017-10-26-EOS-5541 - Version 2

  • Lines, Squares and Angles

    a place of movement from here to there and back again in a moment there is more art within functionality lines for imagination no story needs to be told a peaceful observation is all that is necessary iPhone 4s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (307/365) 2012_04_24_09418 - Version 3

  • Greater than the Sum

    leaves cover the ground individuals create patterns of a group synergy nature’s blanket for winter renewable cycle waiting for spring iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (306/365) 2015_10_18_iOS_IMG_3633

  • Windswept Imagination

    simple and uncluttered open with big sky bright sun horizon you can see the earth curve power lines that connect contrasted by wind-swept grasses the feeling of freedom being able to head in any direction alone on the horizon is a lone building distance unknown yet close enough to the imagination Canon EOS M; Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6, converted to black and white with Tonality 1.4.6 (305/365) 2014_06_26 EOS 01600_edit - Version 2

  • Kansas Farm - Approaching Storm

    kansas farm open skies open horizons beam of light from the sun windmill pointing into the wind layered stampede of clouds approaching front then rain more wind tumbleweeds vulnerable as a boat on open water randomness unpredictability but hope in this moment images of dorothea toto oz Canon EOS M; Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6, converted to black and white with Intensify 1.2.3 (304/365) 2013_09_23_19262_edit

  • Jeans

    random patterns from a pair of jeans soft light from the morning sun patterns and contrasts not folded lines and seams personality of worn spots unique original inviting comforting reflecting a journey iPad Air; Image post in Aperture 3.6. Converted to black and white with yellow filter. Red tag color brushed back in. Natural morning sunlight diffused through the blinds. (303/365) 2017-10-30-iOS-IMG_0049 - Version 3

  • Warm Blanket

    she is in her twilight she does not understand why her body is weak she does understand the love of a warm blanket iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (302/365) 2017-10-29-iOS-IMG_0059_edit

  • Generating Emotion

    a birdhouse bokeh rejected this image at first because the birdhouse was not straight makes me want to reach out and fix it then retake the image but this is what this moment was a reminder that few things are perfect it is not about capturing perfection it is about capturing a moment capturing an emotion then generating emotion Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (301/365) 2017-10-28-EOS-5585 - Version 2

  • Perfect Plan -- Imperfect Results

    the idea was to track the moon across the night sky the plan: multiple exposures, equally timed, resulting in a sequential progression in the final merged image the timing thrown off by the things that just happen the unexpected the final image imperfect but meaningful in its own way reflective of everyday beats in life Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L + 2x; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and multiple images layered and merged in Snapseed for iOS. (300/365) 2017-10-27-iOS-TNBQ7281 - Version 2

  • Contrails

    this was not a plan this was not an idea I did not look for this this was a moment and I noticed it capture it now or it will be lost maybe next time if... see it shoot it work it later think about it later Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and converted to black and white with Intensify 1.2.3 (299/365) 2017-10-26-EOS-5558_edit

  • Gift is the Unknown

    break the rules experiment try something new work through the light into the light think but don't overthink let instinct take over the gift is the unknown creativity iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (298/365) 2015_12_11_iPhone6s_IMG_3870_edit

  • Random Things

    collection of random things purple heart and starfish glass and beads dreamlike contrasts earth tones reds and greens random patterns see by looking Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (297/365) 2017-10-24-EOS-5528 - Version 2

  • Purple Comfort

    purple patterned chair sit and let it hold you majestic inviting comfort iPhone 6a; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (296/365) 2015_10_01_IMG_3438.JPG

  • The Wind Sings

    fall blooms sadness and joy long days are over temperatures cool layers of all kinds become necessary they shall rest waiting for spring looking for the moment to bloom again Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (295/365) 2011_10_02 5525 - Version 3

  • The Last Call

    autumn shouts color chapter before winter's white summer's last curtain outstretched fingers of orange spring's bloom fades a nap before spring circles and chapters of life Nikon D80; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (294/365) 2008_11_03 0184_edit

  • Reflective Without Judgement

    it was there waiting to be seen this one angle captured its reflection others blurred in the moment reflective of itself reflective of day-to-day life the bloom does not see itself it lives without judgement independent in a sense of community Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 The water in the bird feeder caught my eye as I was passing our "Rabbit Bed" garden. I used a very shallow depth of field at f/1.2 and focus on the reflection in the water. Converting to black and white, I reduced the distraction of color which brings out the relationship of the individual objects in the image. (293/365) 2017-10-20-EOS-5516 - Version 2

  • Hidden Lines and Shapes

    without color hidden lines and shapes no distractions Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.2L: RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 Color can hide and blind the lines and shapes within an image. Color can distract. Black and White has the ability to change the emotion and focus of a moment. (292/365) 2017-10-19-EOS-5461_edit

  • Abstract Wonders

    abstract emotions dreams of shapes and color spirit of wonder Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.4; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 Deep Bokeh at f/1.4 (291/365) 2017-10-18-EOS-5449 - Version 2

  • Knots of Time

    knots of time cuts of nature angles of the imagination textures and feel patterns of comfort iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (290/365) (2017-10-17-iOS-IMG_2579_edit

  • Weathered Stories

    so much exists stop look listen to the past weathered stories that lead to now Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (289/365) 2012_11_01 4646_edit

  • The Pen

    an idea an image begins here in thought with imagination writing down the story the pen is as important as the lens from the word the idea the idea is a dream the dream is a print iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.6 (288/365) 2017-10-15-iOS-IMG_2573 - Version 2_edit

  • Lines and Contrasts

    innocent shapes contours lines contrasts in texture real moments of possibility imagination gone wild iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (287/365) 2017-10-14-iOS-IMG_2576_edit

  • Between Peaks

    between peaks the sun breaks lens flare--radiance abstract filtered only by the imagination time past but into the future Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (286/365) 2013_10_14_19565 - Version 2

  • Early Call of Winter

    leaves mark the seasons early snow calls for winter squirrels continue Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (285/365) 2012_10_25 4130_edit - Version 2

  • Transitions of Winter

    leaves of autumn colors of the end of the season call of winter hope for spring patterns shapes and textures seemingly random iPhone 6s; Image post in Photos 3.0 and Intensify 1.2.3 (284/365) 2017-10-11-iOS-IMG_2556.jpg

  • Expression

    heavy deep set eyes expression of thoughtfulness life caged wild nature Nikon D80; Image Post in Aperture 3.6 (283/365) 2007_02_03 0094

  • Rain & Thunder

    towering afternoon clouds anvils of moisture rain and thunder here then gone Canon PowerShot G3; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (282/365) 2005_07_13 0451_edit

  • Garden of the Gods

    shine down upon the garden of the gods wash away struggle What I am thinking about: “Be not simply good - be good for something." ~ Henry David Thoreau Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS; RAW Image post in Photomatix Pro and converted to black and white in Aperture 3.6 (281/365) 2013_10_14_19471_2_3_tonemapped

  • Water's Wind

    reflective imperfection of water reacting only in proportion to the thing that disturbs it no more no less yet artful its own wind in the trees Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L: RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (280/365) 2014_12_06_26308 - Version 2

  • A Ride in the Car

    a ride in the car wind in her face ears like wings of a bird new smells new sites pure joy simple contentment iPhone 6s; Image post Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (279/365) 2017_10_06_IMG_2539

  • Perspective Textures

    textures of age many hands young and old doors of perspective Canon PowerShot G10; RAW Image post in Tonality 1.4.2 and Aperture 3.6 (278/365) 2013-10-12 G10-0053_edit

  • Fallen Leaf

    on a fallen leaf fall captures a butterfly green orange then white Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (277/365) 2012_09_30 3744_edit - Version 2

  • Pushing Tides

    marches across the sky drawing seas pushing tides remembrance of hope Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L + 2x; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (276/365) 2017_10_03_378056 - Version 2

  • Slow-Walk

    intense eyes gander slow-walk a gentle shore break sand brings the moment Canon PowerShot G3; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (275/365) 2005_07_13 0448_edit

  • Changes

    a battle raged quiet and tranquility broken the land scared lives changed known and unknown markers try to tell the story they cannot Break the Rule of Thirds: Nikon NIKON D80; AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED; RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3, and Aperture 3.6 (274/365) 2006_12_24 1523_edit

  • Wind & Wings

    wind beneath her wings soars effortlessly above rises as the sun Nikon NIKON D80; AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED; RAW Image post in Tonality 1.4.2, Intensify 1.2.3, and Aperture 3.6 (273/365) 2010_07_08 2859_edit_edit - Version 2

  • Content Inspiration

    she savors for nectar content moment not bothered fall inspiration Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (272/365) 2017_09_29_IMG_5392_edit

  • Determination

    among rock and stone lonely bloom finds its beauty impossible hope Canon 5d Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (271/365) 2013_08_10_18161 - Version 2

  • Reliant in Time

    new deal planned community pottery factory existence was reliant abandonment remains Canon EOS M; Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (270/365) 2013_11_21_20931 - Version 2

  • Days of the Ocean

    cloud roll like the surf sun sets here rises there days are of the ocean iPhone 6s; Image post in Afterlight and Aperture 3.6 (269/365) 2017_09_26_IMG_2505 - Version 2

  • Rubber Plant

    rubber plant bustling but now quiet ghost of the past what stories are held within the walls broken glass shattered dreams a memory Canon 5d Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.4; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (268/365) 2013_05_16_16323 - Version 2

  • Autumn Calls

    autumn beginning trees sway in the wind leaves fall tones call for winter Canon 5d Mark II; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (267/365) 2017_09_24_IMG_5361 - Version 2

  • Whisper Winds

    whispers a party laughter stories rumors more garden of fall winds Canon EOS M; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (266/365) 2017_09_23_37707 - Version 2

  • Trucks

    B-52 landing gear they call also them trucks machined metal bolts and hydraulic lines designed with functionality Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (265/365) 2012_04_16_09470 - Version 2

  • Pink Bloom

    pink contrasts ready to bloom patterns of nature community Canon EOS M; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (264/365) 2017_09_21_37701 - Version 2

  • Elgli House

    they traveled west for a better life found land and built a home wind swept plains a hard but simple life it is quiet now but the spirit remains Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L at 165mm; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (263/365) 2014_10_31_26063_edit - Version 2

  • A Story Unknown

    he said good bye and went to fight there might have been a family there might have been a spouse there might have been children there might have been a home he died nothing that identified him other than a uniform he did not return his fate unknown perpetual hope of maybe tomorrow he would appear that did not happen he died nameless no dates no place unknown soldier a story unknown Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105mm; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (262/365) 2013_08_08_17906 - Version 2

  • Abandoned

    it had a purpose at one time abandoned and left to the whims of nature still a witness quiet remembrance fading Canon PowerShot G10; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (261/365) 2009_11_18 0556

  • Rivets

    each rivet welded by hand faded paint by another hand structure progress remembered time faded Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 35mm; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (260/365) 2011_03_13 0548 - Version 2

  • Breath of Clear

    passing by its there stopping brings detail and color a breath of clear Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (259/365) 2017_09_15_37682 - Version 2

  • Time Fades

    from here to there purple fades from focus images of time Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (258/365) 2017_09_15_37690 - Version 3

  • Endurance

    wild horses decendents from the past nature will endure Nikon D80; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (257/365) 2010_06_25 2448 - Version 2

  • Road Sign Eclipse

    much of photography is luck moving along at 60, 70 miles an hour a moment of perfect timing road sign eclipse movement of time paused Canon PowerShot G10; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (256/365) 2012_08_21 2448 - Version 2

  • Simpler Times

    mixture of stones and brick patterns of an earlier generation witnesses to earlier times simpler times Nikon D80; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6 (255/365) 2008_11_20 0320

  • Sonata

    Canon PowerShot G10; JPEG image post in Aperture 3.6 (254/365) 2010_08_25_G10_119

  • Tawny

    Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (253/365) 2017_09_10_37669 - Version 2

  • Forms

    Canon PowerShot G10; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (252/365) 2017_09_09_IMG_0152 - Version 2

  • Ballad

    colors & patterns imagination dreams iPhone 6s; Image post in Mextures for iOS. (251/365) 2017_09_08_IMG_2467

  • Life and Chance

    last week there were four yesterday two today one GoPro Hero Black 4; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (250/365) 2017_09_07_GOPR4265_edit

  • View from Above

    heaven's view a moment paused wonder peace balance iPhone 6s; Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (249/365) 2017_09_06_IMG_2447 - Version 2_edit

  • Hues and Textures

    its about color texture contrasts of metal and wood nature and manmade hints of beyond hints of something bigger Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.4; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (248/365) 2011_09_04 4077_edit - Version 2

  • Chicks

    the focus is soft emotion clear newly hatched cardinal chicks eyes opened overnight vulnerable--dependent trusting--fragile tender emotion GoPro Hero 4 Black; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (247/365) 2017_09_04_GOPR4251 - Version 2

  • Sense the Presence

    iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (246/365) 2017_09_03_IMG_2433_edit

  • Pencil Eye

    sometimes you can see more with a pencil than with your eyes iPhone 6s; Image post in Tonality 1.4.2 (245/360) 2017_01_02_IMG_0317

  • Ultimate Law

    "Love is the ultimate law of life." iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (244/365) 2017_09_01_IMG_2423 - Version 2_edit

  • Clean & Plain

    mesmerized thoughtless peaceful moment Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100 f/2.8; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (243/365) 2017_08_31_37614 - Version 2_edit

  • Call of the Tactile

    softness outstretched joy call of the tactile not all senses can be seen Tripod Mounted iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (242/365) 2017_08_30_IMG_2416

  • Without Color

    purple clematis stripped of color attractive by her lines beauty within the motion of the day iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (241/365) 2017_08_29_IMG_2400 - Version 2

  • Meaning Home

    there's meaning they bring us home blue skies--open spaces clear skies the rockies perspective Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (240/365) 2017_04_26_34174 - Version 2

  • Cycles then Love

    bleeding hearts calls of romance then love cycles of the seasons Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (239/365) 2017_04_26_34180 - Version 2

  • Morning Imagination

    morning backlight full open aperture shallow depth of field experiment and play abstract imagination Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (238/365) 2017_08_26_37582 - Version 2

  • Balance

    Read more to create; Nothing from the imagination comes from nothing.. iPhone 6s; image post in Afterlight and Aperture 3.6 (237/365) 2017_02_20_IMG_0123.jpg - Version 2

  • Aide and Prompt

    despite the noise there is the moral sense of color nature’s reminder of impermanence Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (236/365) 2017_08_24_37575 - Version 2

  • Orange Eternal

    from the apex orange flows like hot lava heaven eternal iPhone 6s; Image post in Afterlight and Aperture 3.6 (234/365) 2017_08_18_PMWK9199 - Version 2

  • Eclipse

    Ten minutes before the maximum. Five minutes before the clouds and eventual rain. A lifetime to the next opportunity. Not great, but for a moment waited. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; Cardboard Color Eclipse Viewer; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (233/365) 2017_08_21_37531 - Version 2

  • The Pack

    seniors companionship loyalty courage friendship love the pack iPhone 6s; Image post in Aperture 3.6 (232/365) 2017_08_20_IMG_2385

  • Barefooted Despair

    barefooted intent listening horizons expand beyond the walls news—information courses for tomorrow despair—darkness, but hope Canon EOS M; Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; JPEG image post and conversion to Sepia in Aperture 3.6. Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. (231/365) 2014_08_10_01645

  • Perspectives

    Pink garden dahlea after the rain. Quiet moment from a different perspective. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (230/365) 2017_08_18_37493 - Version 2

  • If Noticed

    skyward beginning of infinity perspective in space short periods of time insignificant patterns bring peace only if noticed iPhone 6s; image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (229/365) 2017_08_17_IMG_2383_edit

  • Stillness

    it's quiet now roaring battle of noise and blood faded remembrance brings new life among the missing No headstones mark the graves because when they were buried no one knew their name. Families were never told--members just never returned. Hope painfully shattered by time. The torture of not knowing. The cause was different then. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; RAW image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (228/365) 2017_08_16_37477 - Version 2

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

    “Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein Male. State insect of Virginia. Symbol of South Carolina and Virginia. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (227/365) 2017_08_15_37452 - Version 2

  • Reflection

    how deep can a reflection be would it be there if no one noticed without water would it exist Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; RAW image post in Apple Photos and Tonality 1.4.2 (226/365) 2017_08_07_37362.jpg

  • Imperfect Allure

    her petals are flawed life is short but radiant imperfect allure Canon EOS M; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (225/365) 2017_08_13_37388 - Version 2

  • Sense of Time

    what path here lies the past and present all things return Canon EOS M; Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; JPEG image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (224/365) 2013_11_21_20968_edit - Version 2

  • Smile Happy

    happy outside reflection in his eyes always a smile Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; RAW image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (223/365) 017_08_11_37376

  • Textures Within

    textures and lines stamen reach and welcome light from within iPhone 6s; LED flashlight backlighting; image post in Aperture 3.6 (222/365) 2017_08_10_IMG_2367 - Version 2

  • Billows

    Kikyō--Purple bellflowers; one of seven autumn flowers in Japan. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (221/365) 2017_05_15_34350 - Version 2

  • Osprey

    she's high and distant vigilant security watchful eye of me iPhone 6s; maximum digital zoom; image post with Intensify 1.2.3 exaggerating the grain and forcing the mood. (220/365) 2017_08_08_IMG_2336 - Version 2_edit

  • Future's Veil

    pulled down the hill suspense of what lies beyond nature’s future veil Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; JPEG Black & White image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (219/365) 2017_08_07_37365 - Version 2

  • Fly in a Parking Lot

    iPhone 6s; image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6. I noticed this fly on the back window of my 4Runner in a parking lot. Originally, I cropped the image down to just the fly, but the reflection of the light, trees, and car give the image more interest and context. (218/365) 2016_08_16_img_00338

  • Lava Treks

    It was late in the day when the storm clouds rolled in. Through the mist we could see the eruption. Hot molten lava begin to flow towards us burning its way down the mountain. iPhone 6s, image post with Intensify 1.2.3 (Dream Preset) and Aperture 3.6. The image: Looking through the side glass of a Citronella Candle on the patio. Soot from the wick along the sides of the glass are the storm clouds. (217/365) 2017_08_05_IMG_2325_edit

  • Clippings

    could have passed by know when to stop and see metal plant blessing iPhone 6s; square format; image post in Aperture 3.6 (simple). The hardest part of the process: noticing. (216/365) 2017_08_04_IMG_2310

  • Anywhere

    Morgantown, West Virginia -- Take the dogs out for a night walk in a hotel parking lot. Notice a huge ugly water-filled pothole. Stop at the pothole and add a couple of small rocks (toss a couple of small rocks). Do this for a half hour or until the dogs pass out. Later I find something that appears more than what it actually is. Canon PowerShot G10; image post in Aperture 3.6. (215/365)

  • Between Wanderings

    eyes draw assumptions meanings are within the heart between wanderings Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macs; Golden Hour Light; Manual Mode; RAW image post Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 Dramatic 3 Preset reduced to 57. (214/365) 2017_08_02_37225_edit

  • Dance of Summer's Eve

    drawn to touch flame-like blossom bloom for weeks dance of summer's eve Handheld iPhone 6s; backlit morning sun; AF/AE lock on Celosia; lower part of sun placed on edge of field of view; image post in Mac Photos and Intensify 1.2.3 (213/365) 2017_08_01_IMG_2286.jpg

  • Assumption

    they come and they go assumption of tomorrow until the wind stops Handheld iPhone 6s; image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6. (212/365) 2017_07_31_IMG_2283.jpg

  • Sun Wash

    break the rules look into the sun cold water iPhone 6s; image post in Afterlight for iOS. Break the rules, put the light behind. (211/365) 2017_07_30_IMG_2281

  • Companions

    follows the sun dawn to dusk and then again unending waves iPhone 6s; image post in Afterlight for iOS. (210/365) 2017_07_29_IMG_2261.JPG

  • Contrail Lines

    Sunset image recycled from 2011. Many adages come to mind. "Smell the roses." "If you see it--shoot it." As with all sunsets the moment lasts a minute or two--sometimes seconds. Then, that moment, that image, is lost. Too often I hesitate: laziness or I convince myself that there will always be a tomorrow. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon 50mm f/1.4; post in Aperture 3.6 (209/365)

  • iPhone 6s; image post with Intensify 1.2.3 (208/365) 2017_07_27_IMG_2246.jpg

  • Intimate Breeze

    intimate light radiant gleeful color wrapped in a warm breeze Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify for Mac 1.2.3. Late afternoon sun diffused from behind, reflected back to front. (207/365) 2017_07_26_37195

  • With the Light

    with the light time lost within the stillness momentary cloud Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. Sun behind and reflected back forward. (206/365) 2017_07_25_37158 - Version 2

  • At this Point

    we are here impermanent in your life as if the water flows Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (205/365) 2017_07_23_37088

  • But Sways in the Wind

    stoic sunflower follows the light through the day but sways in the wind Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (204/365) 2017_07_23_37091

  • Painted Storm

    Leesburg, Virginia. A storm of heavy rain approached. The wind picked up. The clouds churned into a painted sky only seen for a moment until the rain started. This is nature's gallery, but only if you look. In an hour, this scene has moved on. iPhone 6s; image post in Aperture 3.6 (203/365) 2017_07_22_IMG_2201

  • Follow the Sun

    follow the sun each pass marks the journey impermanent life iPhone 6s; image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 (202/365) 2017_07_21_IMG_2192

  • Balloon Flower

    Purple Balloon Flower in the garden. Contrasts with a black and white background. One of seven autumn flowers in Japan. iPhone 6s; image post in iOS Color Splash on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, then Aperture 3.6 (201/365) 2017_07_20_IMG_0345.JPG

  • Not Far Away

    for a moment feel let go of the horizon blooms are nearby iPhone 6s; image post in Tonality 1.4.6 and Aperture 3.6 (200/365) 2017_07_19_IMG_2181_edit

  • Siren Noir

    siren noir sings sound of the shipwreck unforgiving sea iPhone 6s; image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.2.3. Hand-lit with green lens flashlight. (199/365) 2017_07_18_IMG_2158_edit

  • Like Passion

    like the morning sun tolerant of things in the day finding passion Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (198/365) 2017_07_17_37045

  • Four Glass Stones

    Yellow umbrella reflected against a blue Colorado sky. Throwback image from 2013--still as powerful. Canon EOS M; Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro; JPEG image post in Aperture 3.6 (197/365) 2013_08_04_17866

  • Dahlia Lines

    Tripod mounted Canon EOS M; Canon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 and softened with Intensify for Mac 1.4.6. Outside on white card background. (196/365) 2017_07_15_37013_edit

  • Faded Harmonies

    faded harmonies yellow songs open blooms darkness sun sets Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify for Mac 1.2.3 (195/365) 2017_07_14_36999_edit

  • Rabbit Left

    wherever it goes its path impermanent rabbit left short iPhone 6s; image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify for Mac 1.2.3 (194/365) 2017_07_13_IMG_2112_edit

  • Rings of Time

    rings of time rot fade into another spring life a river iPhone 6s; image post in Tonality 1.4.6 and Aperture 3.6 (193/365) 2017_07_12_IMG_2085_edit

  • Three Get Along

    do not quarrel three get along past autumn doesn’t matter iPhone 6s; Ōlloclip Fisheye Lens; image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify for Mac 1.2.3 (192/365) 2017_07_11_IMG_2065_edit

  • Purple Magic

    search for meaning not everything is in-focus can’t capture the wind “There's a lot of difference between listening and hearing.” ~ G.K. Chesterton Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (191/365) 2017_07_10_36956

  • Lone Bloom

    stones beneath the bench stop listen to the quiet lone bloom of color Waiting and saw it down there--under there. See it--shoot it. The moment is captured. It was later I realized that there was a bloom of color. iPhone 6s; image post in Aperture 3.6 (190/365) 2017_07_09_IMG_2060

  • Optimism

    open petals another world within forest clearing Stargazer Lily. Symbolizes 30 years. Purity and optimism. The fragrance is strong. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 (189/365) 2017_07_08_36596

  • Fingers of Bloom

    they reach then open fingers of bloom offer thanks night focused moment Canna--traditional gift for Father's Day in Thailand. Canon PowerShot G10; Canon Speedlite 580EX II with diffuser; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6, Intensify 1.2.3 & Tonality 1.4.2 (188/365) 2017_07_07_IMG_0080 (1)_Tonality_Edit

  • Innocent Purity

    how are my friends blooms innocent purity the storm passes Potted daisy battered by a day of heavy rain. Image initially mastered to black and white, but the result was too flat. Remastered with Tonality with a hint of color which brought more depth and reflected better the post-storm mood. Canon Powershot G10; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 and Tonality 1.4.2 (187/365) 2017_07_06_IMG_0032_edit

  • Contentment

    paws of contentment how much are we alike as air breath and wind Canon 5D Mark II; EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (186/365) 2017_07_05_36537

  • She Flies

    since before she flies backdropped by marble and art meaningful regardless Canon 5D Mark II; EF 28-105mm f/4.0L; Image post in Aperture 3.6. (185/365) Recycled 2011-07-10 13:16:48

  • Opened Fragrance

    delicate bloom the only thing you know is now fragrance moves the air Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (184/365) 2017_07_03_36514

  • Season's Knot

    Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.2; RAW image post in Tonality 1.2.3. (183/365) 2017_07_02_36484_edit

  • Just Quiet

    lost in this moment mind without thought just quiet dawn to the water Tripod mounted iPhone 6s; Ōllo Clip Telephoto 2x; image post in Afterlight Photo App and Aperture 3.6. (182/365) 2017_07_01_IMG_2022

  • Thought & Sandal Journey

    a journal pen and thought two sandals walk the journey plants will always bloom "In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself." ~ Susan Sontag iPhone 6s, ambient light, image post in Tonality 1.4.2. (181/365) 2017_06_30_IMG_2002_edit

  • Break Like Waves

    petals break like waves white tips of foam from the wind all flow to her heart Handheld Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 50mm f/1.4; RAW image post in Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6. (180/365) 2017_06_29_36449

  • Passion Arouses

    ripens in the sun passion arouses senses visual taste Ripened red strawberry. Thought about removing the extra stem from the image, but it was apart of the moment. When I took the image, it was there. Removing it changes the honesty of the moment--this is what I saw, not what I wanted to see. Beauty in the imperfection. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Marcro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (179/365) 2017_06_28_36368

  • Heart Shapes

    heart shapes nature much beyond betrayal the river still flows Pink Calla Lily. Heart shaped. Symbols of birth and youth. Poisonous. Handheld Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 and softened with Intensify 1.2.3. (178/365) 2017_06_27_36339_intensify_edit

  • Corolla Lands

    yellow bouquet corolla lands little bug in a moment gone Handheld Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (177/365) 2017_06_26_36293

  • 'Round Heart

    after the bloom weaves and wraps 'round her heart someday spring seedlings Clematis seed head. Handheld Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post in Aperture 3.6. (176/365) 2017_06_25_36276

  • Follows the Sun

    she follows the sun like a cat with a mouse how does water flow Sunflower. Evening sunlight reflected back upon the bloom. Through the day, she follows the sun. Vulnerable to the wind. Vulnerable to resting birds. Strength is in her beauty. Persistence. At some point, time takes over. Seeds fall to the earth. The cycle repeats. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L +2x; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (175/365) 2017_06_24_36222

  • From the Earth

    vulnerable fruit from the earth a garden grows a summer cloud Garden grapes. The first from the planting. Impermanence. From the soil they evolve. Vines grow and expand for the sun. There are no guarantees. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS; Canon 580EX II; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6 and converted to Black & White with Tonality 1.4.2.. (174/365) 2017_06_23_36081

  • Blossom Flow

    contemplative thoughts moment no words no mirror blossom water flow Dahlia. Reminder of a radiant star. Member of the Daisy family. National Flower of Mexico. Petals share, but withhold from the center--things closest to the heart. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; Canon 580 EX II Flash. RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (173/365) 2017_06_22_36052

  • Spring Brings the Day

    summer brings the day spring's the past now to the future yellow bloom moment Yellow sunflower. First of the season. First of summer. Washed out colors of late day light, but the moment is still there. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (172/365) 2017_06_21_35962

  • Thought Markers

    mind vision markers tools of the creative world shape the thought sands iPhone 6s--image post in Intensify 1.2.3. (171/365) 2017_06_20_IMG_1958_intensify_edit

  • Impermanent Cyle

    stages of the bloom from before beauty then death impermanent life On one plant: Purple Balloon Flowers in various stages of bloom. New, bloom, and old. The cycle of life. Not all things are forever. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.9 Macro USM; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (170/365) 2017_06_19_35946

  • A Dog's Love

    why do I deserve she is extremely devoted a dog’s love Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L USM; image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3. (169/365) 2017_05_13_34317_intensify_edit

  • Eyes of the Flame

    eyes of the flame focus on the moment pause in the storm Simple image. Break the rule of thirds and center the subject. It is about the shape of the flame--its natural touch. Hint of the candle below. Blackness and no distraction. Nothing to pull the eye away. The flame is all there is to focus on. Just this moment in time. Shot midday within the brightness of the sun. Spot exposure. Exposure compensation dialed down two full stops. Slow ISO. Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM; RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (168/365) 2017_06_17_35927

  • No Regard

    unaware of time works the bloom with no regard morrow never came Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1; RAW image post with Aperture 3.6. (167/365) 2017_06_16_35896

  • Daisy Tears

    Pot of daisies "misted" with a garden hose. I wanted a fairly shallow depth of field to capture the motion of rain and the dripping of excess water from a bloom. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; RAW Image post (Creative-HDR Vivid) in Intensify Photo App. 2017_06_15_2017_06_15_35805_edit

  • Quiet Simplicity

    simplicity outward curves tinted highlights quiet morning song Dahlia: simple and quiet. Symbolizes elegance and dignity. Petals twist and curve in prayer while opening to the sun. Purple highlights. Brown edges to the leaves. Imperfect, but perfect. Marks of individualism. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II; Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; Image shot in RAW and post in Aperture 3.6 (166/365) 2017_06_15_35779

  • With Time

    faded beauty where did your fragrance go with time my friend Two days ago she bloomed. Soft and fragrant. Confident. Her life is short. In just a matter days, she transforms back to the earth. Without a pause, her impermanent beauty can be lost to not even a memory. Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro--image post in Aperture 3.6. (165/365) 2017_06_14_35726

  • Vulnerability

    step close stories change their essence vulnerable translucent souls I would have rejected this image. The lilies are not perfect. There are better blooms in another part of the garden. There is beauty in the imperfection. The flaws are distinct and vulnerable. Perfect or not, they still dance in the wind. Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; image post in Aperture 3.6. (164/365) 2017_06_13_35707

  • Vulnerable Passion

    vulnerable bloom petals of white innocence scent daydreams passion First magnolia bloom of the season. One of two potted plants. Petals are soft in color and touch. Fragrance of spring flowers. Details of stigmas and stamen casually unnoticed. Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; image post in Aperture 3.6. (163/365) 2017_06_12_35684

  • Broken Beauty

    broken but still loved flaws show the path well traveled don't give up on me Beauty in the things that are not perfect. Attractiveness in flaws. A sense of history and time. A story to be told. A moment of listening. Stopping to hear. "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." ~ Ernest Hemingway Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 50mm f/1.4; image converted to black and white in Aperture 3.6, then post in Tonality 1.4.2. (162/365) 2017_06_11_35649

  • Time Always Flows

    here for a moment then onward to another time always flows I had a vision of capturing an image of a group of sparrows that would "hang out" on the branches over the feeder. Only one bird would play, and in a moment she was gone. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II EF 70-200mm f/2.8L--image post and converted to black and white in Aperture 3.6. (161/365) 2017_06_10_35558

  • Unconditional Emotion

    words escape me emotions are powerful unconditional It was a tender moment in the lives of two dogs. Companions. Loyalty. Love. One in the final paragraphs of her life. The labrador her unconditional pack-mate. iPhone 6s--image post in Aperture 3.6. (160/365) 2017_06_09_IMG_1924

  • Momentary Sun

    sun through the trees illuminates the shadows momentarily Garden walkabout with the dogs. The bloom stood out with its brightness in the afternoon sun. It stood alone. Brighter than anything else in the meditation garden. The sun moves quickly and in a matter of minutes, this image will be gone. Maybe never to be seen again. Lens flares. Handheld iPhone 6s Ōlloclip Fisheye Lens—image post in Intensify 1.2.3 (Creative Late Spring Pre Set) and Aperture 3.6. (159/365) 2017_06_08_IMG_1911_Intensify_edit

  • Downy Bliss

    downy woodpecker sits silent wonders at me every day is bliss The light was bad--overcast and dark. The was setting behind her. I tried to capture her head at an angle to get just a glint of light reflected in her eye--to bring her alive in the image. The lines of the branches open to the sky--endless possibilities or gratefulness. Tripod mounted Canon 5d Mark II EF 70-200mm f/2.8L + 2X; image converted to black and white (green filter) in Aperture 3.6. (158/365) 2017_06_07_35405

  • Imperfection

    imperfect beauty search for the flawless image blinds the journey New and old. Wilted brown daisy--entering the final stage before returning to the earth. Reminder of impermanence. Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro--image post in Aperture 3.6. (157/365) 2017_06_06_IMG_3094

  • Mindful Gifts

    mindful prayer moment close my eyes with gratitude all seasons are gifts “When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu Handheld iPhone 6s--Image captured in HDR Mode and post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 (Black & White Portrait Preset). (156/365) (2017_06_05_IMG_1886.JPG_Intensify_edit

  • Flowers to Fruit

    from flowers to fruit a move across the senses june surprises bloom Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro--image post and converted to Black and White in Aperture 3.6 (155/365) 2017_06_04_35202

  • Mists of Rainbows

    her mist of water between the sunset and me refracting rainbows Handheld iPhone 6s--image post in Intensify 1.2.3 (Creative-Artistic Preset). (154/365) 2017_06_03_IMG_1867.jpg

  • Sun Tears

    although many tears trees and windows obscure view day happily ends Handheld iPhone 6s--image post in Intensify 1.2.3 (Creative Dreamy Preset). (153/365) 2017_06_02_IMG_1858.jpg

  • Beyond Regard

    with flaws inherent beauty exists beyond regard Every natural thing has beauty. To move beyond or fix, dampens the quality--honesty. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” ~ William Shakespeare Tripod mounted Canon 5d Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro--image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3. (152/365) 2017_06_01_35126_edit_intensify

  • Captured Shadows

    haunted shadows sun sketched nature's lines captured moment The sun glinted through the window. Shadows cast an outline of the trees from the outside. The moment is lost unless noticed and captured. The image fades with the moving sun. iPhone 6s--image post in Mac Photos and Tonality Photo App. (151/365) 2017_05_31_IMG_1851_Tonality

  • Cardinal

    It is about waiting for her to turn her head and finding the glint in her eye. The white reflection brings life to the eyes. Expression of wonder in how she holds her head. Tripod mounted Canon 5D Mark II EF 70-200mm f/2.8L + Extender EF 2x III; image post in Aperture 2.6. 2017_05_31_34962

  • Reflective Wonder

    look closely reflective world vision of times past dreams of the future A red rose in our garden. Drops of water from a recent rain. Each drop is a reflection of the sky through the break in the tree line. Each reflection is slightly different, but of the same view--perspective. Curves of the petals. Softness of color. Details of the wonder of life--beauty speaking loudly, if we listen. From soil, this grows. "All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice." ~ Elliott Erwitt Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro--image post in Aperture 3.6. (150/365) 2017_05_30_34903

  • Harold Irving Johnston

    Fairmont Cemetery, Denver, Colorado The headstones are quiet now, but the inscription echoes the chaos of war. U.S. Army Sargent Johnston (then Private First Class), Company A, 356th Infantry, 9th Division was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 9, 1918, near Pouilly, France. When his command needed information on the enemy’s location, he and another soldier volunteered to swim across the river on a reconnaissance mission. They completed the mission while under heavy enemy fire. He was so exhausted upon his return that he had to be pulled from the water. Courage under fire. Canon 5D Mark II EF 28-105mm f/4L--image post in Aperture 3.6. (149-A/365) 2012_09_11 3265

  • Floral Courtship

    floral men dance upon a bed of petals courtship of flowers "Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro--image converted to black and white in Aperture 3.6. (148/365) 2017_05_28_34837

  • Abandoned Grasps

    cicada grasps here transformation emerges abandons the past Cicadas live most of their lives underground. Nymphs emerge every 13 or 17 years in broods to live in trees and lay eggs for a new generation within the bark. Left behind is the exuvia--a shell of its former self. In Chinese tradition, the cicada symbolizes rebirth and immortality. In Japan, it is the call to summer. Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM--image post in Aperture 3.6. (147/365) 2017_05_27_34801

  • Cloud Matters

    clouds draw shadows light washes warmth kneads in nothing else matters There were better images yesterday, but I picked this one. Every image holds a story. Some are more obvious than others. It comes down to what the image means to the viewer. Does it inspire? Does it invoke imagination? Or is it just a reminder of that there is a world outside of the motion and clutter of existence? “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” ~ Robert Frank iPhone 6s--post in Aperture 3.6 and nothing else. (146/365) 2017_05_26_IMG_0136

  • Dances Bring Sunshine

    lavender dances crackle of heaven's thunder sunshine must follow "The earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Canon 5D Mark II EF 70-200mm f/2.8L--post in Aperture 3.6 then Intensify 1.2.3 Photo App. (145/365) 2017_05_25_34690

  • Being or Moving

    natural world only as far as the eye being or moving Their world is only as far as they can see. Time is now. Rumination is only yesterday. They move from here to there, and back, only for the moment--simplicity in survival. Canon 5d Mark II EF 70-200mm f/2.8L--image post in Aperture 3.6. (144/365) 2017_05_24_34623

  • After the Bloom

    after joy color returns to the earth brings another bloom All things come from nothing and return to nothing--yesterday becomes tomorrow. Tomorrow becomes the future and the cycle perpetually continues as all things in nature. There is no beauty of the bloom. That time has passed. This moment is often overlooked and disregarded. After the bloom is just as important and attractive in its own way. It is the beginning of the next bloom. “The earth has its music for those who will listen..." ~ George Santayana Canon 5D Mark II EF 24-105mm f/4.0L--image post in Aperture 3.6 (143/365)

  • Toby

    GoPro Hero Black 4–image created with Tonality 1.4.2 and Aperture 3.6. 2017_05_22 GoProHero Black 1005_edit

  • Shrub Rose I

    Canon 5D Mark II with EF 24-105mm f/4.0L--image post in Aperture 3.6 and Intensify 1.2.3 Photo App. 2017_05_22_34542_Intensify_Edit

  • Earth Song

    sing purple rain lightly caresses her back heaven and earth Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro--image post in Aperture 3.6. (142/365) 2017_05_22_34488

  • Shrub Rose II

    Canon 5D Mark II EF 24-105mm f/4.0L--image post with Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6 2017_05_22_34544_Intensify_Edit

  • Red Dog Slumber

    red dog slumber for what do you dream of smaller fuller life "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ~ Roger Caras iPhone 6s--image post in Tonality Photo App. (141/365)

  • Human Time

    she feeds peacefully perched in a place we can see stops human time "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein iPhone 6s--image post in Mac Photos. (140/365)

  • Open Calm

    open with heart bared soul and shared color winds become calm Open bloom like an open hand, outspread arms, or open soul. Vulnerability brings calm in a world lost from from the essence of nature. In the end, the noise changes nothing other than to distract. The natural world is the only place that speaks truth. iPhone 6s--image post in Afterlight Photo App. (139/365)

  • Imperfect Thought

    its imperfection shifts focus to another plane opens consciousness The strawberry invokes the past, present and future. It comes from nothing. Within its present, the future grows from which it will return to nothing to start again. But for now, it is here. Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers: “But when does something's destiny finally come to fruition? Is the plant complete when it flowers? When it goes to seed? When the seeds sprout? When everything turns into compost?” iPhone 6s--image post in ColorSplash and Mextures Photo Apps. (138/365)

  • Distracted Heart

    heart looks around light breaks through and nudges distractions “I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.” ~ Diane Arbus I did not plan this image. It was there when I pressed the shutter. I saw something, but did not find it until later. If you see it in any form, with any meaning, shoot it. Canon 5D Mark II with EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; post in Tonality and Aperture 3.6. (137/365)

  • Words Trickle

    no words come to mind as peaceful moments wrap me quiet brook trickles Nothing happens as I stare at the image. No words. No inspiration. Nothing. It is only what is in front of me. Yellow, green, curves, an upward glance as if they are asking--maybe giving thanks. They flow with a softness to their edges. They do not need words--we do not need conversation. We can just be. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ~ Ansel Adams (1902-1984) Canon 5D Mark II with EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens. Image post with Intensify and Aperture 3.6. Backlit with the sun and reflected back forward. (136/365)

  • Soft Dawn

    softness rosé lines and color caress bright dawn “When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.” ~ Anonymous Image taken with Canon 5D Mark II with EF 100mm f/2,.8 USM lens--aperture priority in live mode. (135/365)

  • Reaching for Enlightenment

    reach upward shades of blue splash enlightenment When I picked up the camera and headed outside, I did not have an idea. I looked around, but I was not seeing. The light was getting dark and I was not motivated to setup a tripod, grab a light, or be creative. I wanted something to say I did something. Looking up, I took this shot. In that moment, the view was not dramatic and was not a standout. It was boring and non-descriptive of anything. The shot was nothing more than a shutter click and bytes taking up memory. I decided to challenge myself creatively and work this image. There had to be something within the four corners that I could use. Visually, I ran the image through Intensify to bring out some drama. I then set to work on writing to see if I could find something. That is when I found another unseen world. Through my writing I found a quiet inspiration. I found a moment well beyond the visual—a reflection of the peace and humility we all seek. Creatively, finding anything of value in this image was a challenge. In -the-end staying with it strengthened my ability to see. “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt Image taken with Canon 5D Mark II EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens; image post with Intensify 1.2.3 and Aperture 3.6. (134/365)

  • Spring from Nothing

    spring blooms from nothing feel see this moment breathing return to nothing What draws me to this is the layering of color between the delphinium and the background flowers. The bokeh softens the mood. There is a strong element of Wabi-Sabi in that the delphinium is not perfect--there are dead blooms among the new. The old and the new represent the circle of life in that we come from nothing and return to nothing. All we have is right now. Brainfood: “A camera is a tool for learning to see without a camera.” ~ Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Image taken with Canon 5D Mark II EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens. RAW image post with Intensify and Aperture 3.6. (133/365)

  • Yellow Mist

    yellow friendship softness along defined lines vulnerable mist The yellow rose is a symbol of friendship. When we focus on the part that will eventually open and bloom, the lines beyond blur and fade--imperfections become less important. It is about the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi in which we accept the imperfections in life as beautiful. Brainfood: "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." ~ Buddha Image created with Canon 5D Mark II and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens set to Aperture Priority at f/5.6. Focal point was the tip of the opening bud. RAW image post in Aperture 3.6. (132/365)

  • Essence within a Drop

    drop of rain reflects the world around life's essence A drop of rain hanging from the tip of a newly bloomed purple clematis. Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip 15x Macro lens; post with Mextures Photo App. Brainfood:: “Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out,  just take another shot.” — Unknown (131/365)

  • Blooms Round

    round yellow curves an emotion swirls to center what next to bloom Image taken with Canon EOS-M EF 100mm f/2,8 Macro; image post in Aperture. Brainfood: "If you cannot find a good companion to walk with, walk alone, like an elephant roaming the jungle. It is better to be alone than to be with those who will hinder your progress." ~ Buddha (130/365)

  • Five Minutes in Silence

    five purple trumpets look away from overcast sky living in silence Image taken with EOS-M, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; image post in Aperture. #delphinium #purple #flora #flower #virginia #spring #garden #nature #naturephotography #present #moment #haiku #mindfulness #observation (129/365)

  • Innocent Light

    innocence of new a fragile warmth and comfort world beyond the light Image taken with EOS-M, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro. #wren #chick #avian #bird #nest #canonphotography #eosm #naturephotography #mindful #haiku #moment (128/365)

  • Soft Focus

    soft red lines dreams and visions not everything needs to be in focus EOS-M, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro - Not every photo needs to be in sharp perfect focus. This slightly out-of-focus image adds to the emotion of the softness of the rose. (127/365)

  • Painted Distance

    from a distance contrasting color near painted iPhone 6s; image post in Mextures Photo App. (126/365)

  • Lazy Beauty

    lazy afternoon something new and bold appears time pausing beauty Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L. This was the second time we saw this Red-Breasted Grosbeak at the feeders. I took this image behind the coverage and through one of our magnolia trees. (125/365)

  • Clear Ideas

    clear eyes inspirational cover art reborn ideas Photo taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. The background is the cover of the March/April issue of "Art in the West." (124/365)

  • Life of Wrens

    new peeps new generation honesty Image taken with iPhone 6s with Ollocip Telephoto Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. This is day two of the hatchlings of wrens. (123/365)

  • Open Quiet

    open flowers birds fly leaves dance mind quiet Taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (122/365)

  • Stops Here

    here now pink petal radiance time stops Taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (121/365)

  • Physically Soft

    soft bright white color emotionally and physically close new worlds Taken with tripod mounted iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Afterlight Photo App. (120/365)

  • Painted Heart

    paint any idea end silence quiet noise blossom heart iPhone 6s; Image Post Mextures Photo App. (119/365)

  • Spanish Dance

    spanish lavender dances within the senses brings renewal Taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (118/365)

  • Imagining New Chapters

    rocky point imagination quiet solitude painting new chapters Image taken with tripod mounted iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (117/365)

  • Grey Dunes

    grey rhythmic waves woven and folded dunes desert breezes Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and converted to Black and White within iOS Photos. (116/365)

  • Through Passages

    through the door glass blurred light consciousness bright passages Not every image has to be in clear precise focus to capture the imagination and invoke wonder. Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Afterlight Photo App. (115/365)

  • Quiet

    not always seen not always very loud waits for a pause Image taken with tripod mounted iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (114/365)

  • Impressions and Reflection

    abstract macro art water color impressions nature's moment Image taken with tripod mounted iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (113/365)

  • Petal Sails

    unfolding sails blooms open to the sun this is dawn Image taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (112/365)

  • Natural Technology

    working columbine technology and the natural world remember this moment Image taken with iPhone 6s of Canon EOS-M with EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro. (111/365)

  • New Trumpets

    trumpets bloom spring garden music call of the new Image taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (110/365)

  • Lily of the Valley

    hangs as the bells toll innocent beauty unseen hidden tranquility Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (109/365)

  • Purple

    burst out from color this is her call of the heart until time fades Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (108/365)

  • Inside Within

    from inside the tulip bulb another world exists abstract within itself Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (107/365)

  • Strawberry Bloom

    before the fruit white bloom reaches for the sun her touch calms Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (106/365)

  • And Coffee

    sunrise and coffee shadows cast doubt on the past dreams fade with the light Image taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (105/365)

  • Nesting

    mother wren settled on four eggs protector Image taken with iPhone 6s and mastered with Pixma Photo App. (104/365)

  • Dream for Tomorrow

    end everyday with a celebration dream for tomorrow Image taken with iPhone 6s and mastered with Mextures Photo App. (103/365)

  • Unwaivering Trust

    within her eyes she says I trust you to protect me keep me from harm Image taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (102/365)

  • Abstract Perspective

    abstract azalea worth more than the spin keep perspective Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Snapseed Photo App. (101/365)

  • Even Darkness Finds The Light

    dreams elude reason even darkness finds the light press on anyway Image taken with iPhone 6s with Slow Shutter Camera App and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (100/365)

  • Creative Storms

    purple suspension bring back my creative ways storm passes Image taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (99/365)

  • Not Here

    purple columbine have seen this before regain innocence Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Wide Angle Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (98/365)

  • Muscari Blue

    right now only here garden and muscari blue spring wind changes Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Snapseed Photo App. (97/365)

  • Rain Shine

    columbine after the rain shine through Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (96/365)

  • Green Four: Why?

    five holes--one plugged five holes--four work four--carry the one iPhone 6s--image mastered with Mextures Photo App. (95/365)

  • Dog's Wonder

    within a dog's eye he forever sees innocence here lies our wonder iPhone 6s--image mastered with Mextures Photo App. (94/365)

  • Have Gone

    to where have we gone quiet descends the trail souls feel like the wind iPhone 6s--image mastered with Mextures Photo App. (93/365)

  • Mystic Flow

    Image taken with iPhone 6s with Slow Shutter Camera App remastered with Mextures Photo App. (92/365)

  • Synergy

    Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Fish Eye Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (91/365)

  • Beginning to Ending

    leading lines of sunset an ending a beginning of forever Image taken with iPhone 6s and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (90/365)

  • Control Everything

    twenty five Image taken with iPhone 6s with Olloclip Macro Lens and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (89/365)

  • Standing Watch

    concert gray rabbit watching over standing tall spring rolls in Image taken with Canon EOS-M with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L and remastered with Afterlight Photo App. (88/365)

  • Abstract Imagination

    abstract and vision imagination game really not rocket science Image taken with iPhone 6s of the inside of a Nalgene Water Bottle and remastered with Mextures Photo App. (87/365)

  • Quintessence

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  • Just Be Happy

    Image taken with Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L and remastered with Color Splash Photo App.

  • Yellows are Now

    yellows and blooms garden photo harvesting preserving the now My go-to macro/tripod rigs: Canon EOS-M with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L.

  • Hey Ladies

    hey ladies can you sing and dance bring joy to spring (85/365)

  • From Where to Here

    A glass of red wine sitting on an iPad. iPhone 6s--image mastered in Snapseed Photo App.

  • Atlas

    atlas book of maps maybe something else hides here tell me where to go Nothing more than a Mason Jar of iced tea. iPhone 6s--image mastered with Mextures Photo App. (84/365)

  • Another Blue World

    iPhone 6s with Ōlloclip Fish Eye Lens. (83/365)

  • Overdrive the Waves

    overdriven chords sounds from deep within the heart crashing of waves iPhone 6s--image mastered to black and white in Snapseed Photo App. (82/365)

  • Imagination Mystery

    let imagination white dressed woman mystery iPhone 6s--image remastered in Mextures Photo App. This is a section of a styrofoam egg carton. (81/365)

  • Hidden Moments

    from where that you hear not hidden inner colors moments of the past (80/365)

  • Trax

    right shoe right job sandals don't work in the snow (79/365)

  • Song

    morning brightening day clouds dance song iPhone 6s with Ōlloclup Macro Lens--image mastered in Mextures Photo App. (78/365)

  • Winter Spring Winter

    purple globe purple forevermore forever winter spring winter iPhone 6s with Ōlloclip Fisheye Lens. (77/365)

  • Persistence

    survived the snow blooming during false spring faith in passing (76/365)

  • Headstock

    vulnerable soul colors music from the heart wind cries heaven iPhone 6s. (75/365)

  • Jux

    lemon song contrasts blue help me understand iPhone 6s. (74/365)

  • Slumber

    dogs dream in dog rabbits chase five rabbits only last night iPhone 6s--image mastered in Snapseed Photo App. (73/365)

  • Being Happy

    bring a warm blanket keep the winter away let me be happy iPhone 6s--image mastered in Mextures Photo App. (72/365)

  • Return

    return of winter reminder of no control humbling nature iPhone 6s--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (71/365)

  • Empty

    silence and no one closing and snowy weather eerie life alone iPhone 6s--image remastered in Snapseed Photo App. (70/365)

  • Second Chapter

    garbage given new life renewal (69/365)

  • Morning

    waking to spring reaches for the sun summer warmth brings sweetness iPhone 6s--image remastered in Snapseed Photo App. (68/365)

  • Forecast

    see crystals now beyond the here and now breath of fear (67/365)

  • Wind Dance

    white dresses wind dance rhythm of the season as we know pure (66/365)

  • Spring

    new blooms of color here today not yesterday warm the frost iPhone 6s--image mastered with Afterlight Photo App. (65/365)

  • Approaching Storm

    spring she nags me before the storm iPhone 6s using a tripod and white light diffuser to soften the late-day sun. Image then mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (64/365)

  • Splash of Yellow

    iPhone 6s using a tripod and white card background--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (63/365)

  • Labrador

    iPhone 6s--mastered in iOS Photos. (62/365)

  • Yellow Daffodil

    iPhone 6s--image remastered in Snapseed. (61/365)

  • Just Being

    no need for small talk no need for conversation enjoying being (60/365)

  • Partner My Friend

    let sleeping dogs sleep summer shadows spring blankets my partner my friend (59/365)

  • Dog Dances

    dog dances play like there is no tomorrow this is what matters (58/365)

  • Petal Breeze

    petals and color if we look we can hear songs through spring breezes (57/365)

  • Inspirational Clutter

    A few of my creative tools and clutter to get the morning going. The coffee is a must. iPhone 6s. (56/365)

  • Remembrance

    the day ends with a song reminder of the here and how colors blasting iPhone 6s. (55/365)

  • Comparison

    could try to paint this nothing compared to the real thing lost to yesterday (54/365)

  • Tools

    some tools will never die fade away or loose my friendship (53/365)

  • Branches

    branches bloom warm green sprouts reach for the sun clematis calls spring (52/365)

  • Two Gold Buttons Down

    iPhone 6s--image mastered in Mextures Photo App. (51/365)

  • Unwrapping Passion

    iPhone 6s with ōlloclip Macro Lens--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (49/365)

  • A Dog's Nose

    a dog's nose touches their way of reminding us wind swaying branches (48/365)

  • Breath

    her peace with calm breath dreams of the warm hand of love the shade of her run (47/365)

  • Eyes of Time

    her eyes still see time more years behind than ahead winter calm nears (46/365)

  • Timeless

    nothing will ever replace a pencil or paper (45/365)

  • Vigilant Tomorrow

    vigilant bird song standing watch over time past forever tomorrow iPhone 6s with Ōlloclip Telefoto Lens--image mastered in Mextures Photo App. (44/365)

  • Details

    detail in detail in smaller worlds are more worlds look beyond first glance iPhone 6s with Ōlloclip Macro lens. (43/365)

  • Art Beyond Food

    food is love and art colors tastes eye to heart the earth and soul (42/365)

  • Waking Song

    wakes with light sun creative call whistling wind sings (41/365)

  • Unusual Stillness

    unusual below see but believing in now stillness allows (40/365)

  • Whoof

    learn from them dogs live in the moment whoof

  • Abstract

    colors flare abstract mind creates vision and stories focusing on nature (37/365)

  • Anticipation

    anticipation reaching from the cold of winter calling of the new (36/365)

  • Curtain Call

    final curtain call a day gone by tomorrow's opening (35/365)

  • Blank

    some days nothing no idea nothing there dawn brings new light (34/365)

  • Honesty

    through his eyes he sees deep within the soul of man honest purity loyal (33/365)

  • Within

    imagination treasure hunters here there finds a song within (32/365)

  • Red Silence

    red fruit is silent as if not hearing a sound falls after dancing wing (31/365)

  • Filtered Autumn

    filtering vision stories of fate and luck autumn cleanses (30/365)

  • Writing Tomorrow

    write every day words do not always focus plant for tomorrow Every day I write: sometimes pages, sometimes just a few words. I type away at text on a computer or hand-write in a Moleskine (soft cover plain) journal. I have a favorite set of pens. Connecting words to images creates a deeper emotional depth. Words sharpen my eye. Images mean more with words. The goal is to create dialogue. Sharing is the elixir of life. iPhone 6s--image mastered with Afterlight and Snapseed Photo Apps. (29/365)

  • Standout

    calm blue stands out chaos disorder chaos calm brings peace (28/365)

  • Reflection

    his lenses filter past present future rippled waters (27/365)

  • Misperception

    it is not what it seems perceptions hijacked uncontrollable winds iPhone 6s with Ōlloclip Macro Lens. (26/365)

  • Colors

    split colors of light seasons of artistic soul common among all (25/365)

  • Staring Point

    every thought every word, book, movie, play, poem, haiku every drawing, painting, visual creation every success, failure reinvention, self-discovery started at this same point (24/365)

  • Jaws

    among simple things imagination gone wild haunting horror dreams (23/365)

  • Double Reflections

    double reflections writing thinking and writing clear the undergrowth (22/365)

  • Loyalty and Secret

    loyally waiting patient lost ideas and thoughts only make sunshine (21/365)

  • Orange Mirages

    orange dumpling folds simple juxtaposed flavors mirages of comfort (20/365)

  • Canvas Wind

    canvas white paper haunted by memory ghosts writing frees the wind (19/365)

  • Further Wonder

    "Wonder. Go on and wonder." ~ William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury iPhone 6s image of the SLR Mirror of my Canon 5D Mark II. (18/365)

  • Imagination and Wonder

    Find anything that stirs the imagination, then look at it, through it, and beyond. (17/365)

  • Could be

    1. Horror movie shot of an exploding body part; 2. Smoldering equatorial lava; or 3. What happens when you fire a laser pointer through a Rice Crispy Treat. (16/365)

  • Stand Out

    "Be there no matter how much you stand out." (15/365)

  • Dream Light

    light draws us within ending the grayness of then dream of now (14/365)

  • Blue Sky Song

    blue sky beyond pale wind sings through wood and steel listen for the song (13/365)

  • Seeing Perfect

    see paint recreate over and over daylight comes perfect (12/365)

  • Suspended Until Tomorrow

    suspended in black just this moment in yellow spring of tomorrow iPhone 6s--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (11/365)

  • Guitar Buddha

    "Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual." ~ Earnest Hemingway (10/365)

  • Interesting Darkness

    not interesting yellow folds of one color out of darkness It is not interesting at all. Bland, boring and forgettable. That is until you try to draw, paint, or mold it. Only then can you see each complex line of beauty. iPhone 6s--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (9/365)

  • Unconfined Pink Lines

    unconfined pink lines drawn towards the soul brightening warm sun (8/365)

  • Mindful Music

    Music is Mindfulness--deep within the sounds and rhythm rests only this moment. Not the past, not the future, just this moment. We focus on the groove, passion and emotion; not what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow. It is about the feeling right now. Four strings of infinite possibilities, but in this moment of time. iPhone 6s--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (7/365)

  • Forgiveness

    "When you forgive, you in no way change the past--but you sure do change the future." ~ Bernard Meltzer iPhone 6s--image mastered in Snapseed Photo App. (6/365)

  • Tied to the Past

    we're tied to the past every event brought us here roots fed by winter iPhone 6s--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (5/365)

  • The Sun Renews

    sun leaving darkness here ending brings renewal iPhone 6s--image mastered in Afterlight Photo App. (4/365)

  • Three Stones

    three stones in balance peace, harmony, unity life's eternal spring iPhone 6s--image mastered with Afterlight Photo App. (3/365)

  • Everything I need...

    "Everything I need, but a thought, idea, theme, rant. To get there it takes a step, word, or phrase in any direction. Something will happen and bloom. Let go and have faith. Be brave. Be vulnerable." (2/365)

  • There are only two ways to live your life...

    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." ~ Albert Einstein (1/365)

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