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The Eyes Have It

Our ability to see, and capacity for vision, is limited and defined by the physical constitution of our eyes.  Complex organs of our bodies, made up of rods and cones, retinas, lenses, photoreceptors and corneas, eyes provide us — and animals — with vision, the ability to receive and process visual detail.  Eyes detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in the neurons of our brains.  But the eyes are so much more.  They are windows that allow others to peer inside our souls and which reveal emotions — happiness, sorrow, joy, fatigue, excitement!

When I am photographing and observing animals in the wild, I watch their body language.  Mostly though, I look at and watch their eyes.  The eyes of animals are true – they don’t lie, and you can learn so very much about the animals by carefully observing them.  As William Shakespeare once stated, “The eyes are the […]

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Passion – Gettin’ Down and Dirty

In honor of  Valentines Day… I decided to write about passion and gettin’ down and dirty.  That seems appropriate and trust me, not X-rated!

My dad used to tell me that a job worth doing is worth doing well.  That means going the extra yard and putting in a little (or a lot) of effort. In photography, that means more than leaning out the window of your car to take a picture with your smartphone.

At times that translates into getting up before sunrise… suffering the cold, the heat, the wind….climbing a hill a little higher when your muscles already ache… trudging through muck and mire…..getting your feet wet… groveling in the dirt…to get just the right angle in order to refine that moment you have already captured in your imagination.

It means gettin’ down and dirty –which to me is just another description for passion.  You have to LOVE the challenges of […]

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