Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

DSCF1514smallThank you Robert Van Vranken

Early Digital Addiction (The plague cometh)


It’s not coming. It’s here!

Static Versus Meditation


It’s getting harder and harder to get away from the noise of today’s digital obsessed world. I’m as guilty as anybody in getting seduced by the latest online social media darling or techno-wizard gizmo. The best way I’ve found to quiet down and refocus is to meditate.


The Dukbut Family Dines Together



Enough With More Camera Gear Already!



As a camera junkie, I’m as interested as the next fellow (maybe more) in the latest and greatest piece of gear. However, there comes a time when it’s time to pull the needle out of my arm and admit that another piece of expensive gear is not really going to help me all that much.

The above is a case in point. This nice lady is obviously a fanatic bird watcher/photographer and god knows she has herself the biggest lens bazooka known to man for pursuing her hobby. But what you don’t know by looking at this photograph, is that she is exactly 10 feet off the paved parking lot and unlikely to go too much further because carrying that murderously heavy rig is going to be really difficult. She’s looking at a bunch of red-wing blackbirds that are probably too close to her monster lens to even be in focus. 

When I saw this, I saw myself, always on the lookout for the next great camera that will really not help me take better photos. Better to make better use of what I’ve already got. 

I wonder if I can stick to that resolution. How are you doing with your gear lust?

Hello art gods, where are you hiding today?


Beyond the numbers: what’s next?

If more of us REALLY listened to this point of view photography would take a giant step forward and camera companies would sell many less cameras.

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