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A dancing tongue of flame

“A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.”  Hal Borland Fuji S-X1, Lightroom 4 Advertisements

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The simple

“It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” Amelia Barr Iphone5, New Durham, NH

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Seeking happiness

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”   Thomas Merton Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4

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Take a walk with the Guys

On Saturday, Rey and I spent a few hours roaming the trails of an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, cameras in hand, with objectives equally balanced between wanting to walk, talk and shoot.  We accomplished all three, and thought we’d take you … Continue reading

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The paths we choose

“A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.”  Andre Gide “I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost “Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast … Continue reading

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A journey of a thousand miles…

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu Dedicated to our friend, David Patterson

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In perfect harmony with nature

“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.”  Paul Cezanne During a recent photo walk, I came upon this work of art along the side of the path.  I think this was an old mill stone of some type, which a … Continue reading

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Into the universe

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir, (1838 – 1914), conservationist and naturalist, devoted much of his life to preservation of the western forests.  He was largely responsible for the establishment of America’s National … Continue reading

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Forming our character

“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.”    Tom Allen The beauty of the wide angle lens is evident here.  Sony NEX 6, f/16, 1/60 second, ISO 125.  BW conversion plus grain added … Continue reading

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This old tree

Stripped of it’s bark and any remnants of life, this beautiful old tree still stands tall and strong, impervious to virtually everything, except time. A closer look shows nails and hooks, scars imposed and forgotten. But despite the years, this … Continue reading

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And good in everything…

These are two views from both sides of a footbridge we found in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We stood on that bridge for a while, listening to the steady gargle of the stream, peering up at the majestic … Continue reading

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The search for birch

When I was a kid, like so many others, I often accompanied my mother to all of the places mothers go when they are doing their “errands”.  You know: grocery shopping, the drug store, the cleaners, the beauty parlor (the … Continue reading

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“When I dream, I am ageless.”

Walking through the forest recently, I came upon this ancient and venerable tree.  He hung firmly to the bank of a stream, as I’m sure he has for decades, and his firm footing told me that he had every intention … Continue reading

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“Be daring, be different, be impractical…”

“…be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” Sony NEX 6, f/4.5, 1/100s, ISO 400, edited in Lightroom 4. Quote by Cecil Beaton (English … Continue reading

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“The longest journey of any person is the journey inward”

Shot with the Sony NEX 6 on an overcast day, while looking for color, light and inspiration. Aperture priority, f/9, 1/60s, ISO 640, edited in LR4. Quote by Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish Statesman and United Nations official, 1905-1961).

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A walk in the woods

It all came together on Friday afternoon.  I visited a town forest known as Rocky Woods in Medfield, Massachusetts, someplace I haven’t been to in decades.  It was late in the afternoon, so the sun was low and warm in … Continue reading

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Indifference

  “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.  The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.  The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.  And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” – Elie … Continue reading

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Patterns in the forest

A quick walk Saturday through a nearby Audubon Sanctuary resulted in a nice break from civilization but not much in the way of interesting photos.  But there were fern and foliage in abundance, and being in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Eyes on Rey

Rey and I recently enjoyed a short photo walk, in a new-to-us forest, several miles south of home.  It was a pleasant enough location, with all the usual things you’d expect to find: winding paths, a pond, waterfowl and ferns, … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

From a recent photo walk with my brother Rey… This was taken at Noanet Woods in Dover, MA.  It was New Year’s Day and the crisp, clean air and shadows in the snow set the stage for many photo opportunities. … Continue reading

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