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I Love the Morning!

Sunrise – Heather Heights, Selah, WA

I love the morning!  Each new day brings a new look at the world.  It may be dark and intriguing.  It may be a little dull, but still full of potential of what may come.  Or it may be bright and colorful, like today!  But, no matter what it first looks like, it brings new thoughts, feelings, and opportunities.
 
This morning, I was writing at my desk.  I looked up and saw a little color enter the sky.  I put down my pen and quickly picked up my camera and walked out barefooted onto the patio.  I opened my shutter and let the light flow in.  It only lasted a minute or so.  If I would have waited to finish the sentence I was writing, I would have missed the opportunity.
 
Life and photography are similar in many ways.  Never pass up a chance to create a beautiful image.  Never pass up an opportunity to live life to its fullest.
 
 

Yellowstone: Mammoth Hot Spring Cascades

Upper Mammoth Hot Springs Cascades

This image was taken from an observation point just below that of my previous post.  I liked the contrast of the orange-brown deposits against the white alkaline deposits.  The puffiness of the clouds balanced that of the deposits.

Next post, a view from below …

Head On

Colorado Blue Spruce Tip – New Growth

As I was walking around my yard, I was just looking for images to pop into my sight.  I have photographed new growth on evergreens more times than I can imagine.  However, I have never made an image on new growth taken from a head on perspective. A tip of new growth from a Colorado Blue Spruce just jumped out in front of my eyes. So I looked around more to try to get one that was the most symmetrical.  My mind started to think what I could do with this from an abstract point of view.  I plan to apply some creative alternatives in a future post.

Like my friend John Barclay (www.johnbarclayphotography.com) emphasizes.  Do not force a photograph, let the image come to you.  This one did …

It Is Good to be Back in the Country

160328_Lonesome TreeCanon 7D MkII, EF 100-400mm L@ 100mm, f/11, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400

This is my first blog entry since the end of 2015.  Since then I have moved from Bucks County, Pennsylvania (between Philly and NY City) to rural Central Washington.  It is good to be back home in the country side where I grew up.  Life is simpler here.

Residential growth has expanded in the rural areas.  The area where I live was an orchard belonging to one of my school mates family.  I remember exploring the area when I was a kid.  There is a lot of rural charm in the area including this tree located on a nearby side hill.  There are still a lot of undeveloped areas to explore.  My challenge will be to get out several times a week, walk the area and find new adventures.