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  • Truth versus Real versus Accurate

    ” All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” Richard Avedon.  I was pondering this quote today. Been having a lot of rain out here in the Northwest and…

  • Fall Color Fantasyland.

    For the last five years or so I have taught a fall workshop in Maine. We always hope for good color and do our darndest (yes, that is a local word)…

  • Maine Coast, Ready or Not…..

    Psychologically, I have been hanging on to summer tooth and nail. Even though, if the truth be told, fall is probably my favorite season of all. I just hate to let…

  • Tongass Rainforest Grows on You

    Not going to write much. Was lucky enough to recently be back in Sitka AK, and out in the Tongass Rainforest. This time I was able to get to a new…

  • Saving the African Elephant

       What does a baby elephant have in common with a baby human? Actually, quite a lot. One of those things, and something we don’t often consider when we think about…

  • Hoping for Heaven

    Yeah, hoping that there is a heaven somewhere – for Aylan; for all the children that suffer and die needlessly every day because adults have not figured out how to live…

  • Maasai Women Update

    The rain did finally arrive in Kenya and the Maasai women’s grass seed program is a success so far. It is easy to forget that there are many people for whom…

  • Color! by Walter

    Ok, now this is what I am talking about! This is purposeful use of color to the extreme.  The photograph becomes something else. This is the vision of the creator. This…

  • Black and White World – Why and When.

    Ok Walter, are you out there? Listening? All the W’s in this post are due to our friend Walter asking David Middleton a question about black and white. Not black or…