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Throwing shade; A study in light and shadow… part 9… special tree edition…

Sunlight on a lemon tree. Our eyes are adapted to the light levels of our sun. And all the plants on Earth are adapted to grow in that same sunlight. It is amazing how nature links together in so many … Continue reading

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Throwing shade; A study in light and shadow… part 3…

How is that for a magical way to examine light and shadow? Or what about this… I could have just done this… Removing the colors seems to draw the focus to the variance of shades of light and shadow… shades … Continue reading

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Throwing shade; A study in light and shadow… part 2…

Light goes where it will, and where it can’t is the shadow. Light picks out and defines, shade acts as the bass… the low notes. It is a concert, a dance. A tune that entwines in the branches of trees … Continue reading

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Throwing shade; A study in light and shadow… part 1…

Now and again I am struck by how the simplest truths are often the most profound. Take light and shadow as an example. In this series, I am going to share a lot of rather mundane photos, taken around the … Continue reading

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How to tell if you are on the wrong side of history; a simple visual test… part 3…

If you look at this photo and think to yourself, self, that is some awesome usage of natural materials and land management, and a great way to support the building and paper industries, and so what if my kids will … Continue reading

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Wait, is that a woolly mammoth hiding in the bushes???

No, it isn’t. That is a peppercorn tree. I am doing more of those funny pictures where I take a photo of the moon through a hole in tree foliage, and then use Photoshop to mirror image the photo. I … Continue reading

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New York City… day 3… part 7… Central Park…

I have to admit, Central Park is amazing, and I have seen a lot of nature in my time. It isn’t nearly as crowded and full of junkies as I thought it might be. A bride and her new husband. … Continue reading

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Sorry, new people, but this ain’t no travel blog… part 1…

I know, it might seem like the kind of blog where a guy travels around taking pictures and talking about the places he went to, and I do do that, but mostly this is the kind of blog where you … Continue reading

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Nature is seldom symmetrical… (or); more fun with mirror-images… part 1…

Nature just doesn’t seem to like perfect symmetry, and I can’t say I blame it. You will never ever ever see a symmetrical cloud formation. Let’s take trees for example… A symmetrical tree could never happen. And, if it did, … Continue reading

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Faces in the darkness… the final chapter… unless you want me to do some digital magic on them and make them even weirder, in which case, leave me a comment to that effect…

If you are sick of these it won’t hurt my feelings. I mean, not very much. Technically I already did some digital magic on them when I took them into Photoshop and mirror-imaged them. Which is why they look like … Continue reading

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