Recent Article and Podcast Roundup

In addition to this blog, I also write regularly for a couple of publications and sites, and on occasion I'm also invited to participate in podcasts. Here's a roundup of some recent publications. Publicly available: My article, The Introvert Game, has drawn some interesting discussions on Nature Photographers Network. I recently had the pleasure of... Continue Reading →

Limitations of Language

Note: It was suggested to me to make some of this blog's contents exclusive to my Patreon supporters. Admittedly I am not entirely comfortable doing so at this point. I'd like to believe that those with the means, will, and integrity to patronize my work know that their support not only helps me but also others... Continue Reading →

January Print of the Month

Happy New Year! My pick for the January, 2020 Print-of-the-Month is titled, Indian Summer Glow. Indian summers—periods of clear, warm weather that extends into the autumn season—are common in the high desert. Although some of the deciduous trees are yet to change into their colorful autumn displays, there is often a palpable quiescence in the... Continue Reading →

Twenty Nineteen

The important and only vital question is, how much greater, finer, am I than I was yesterday? Have I fulfilled my possibilities, made the most of my potentialities? ~Edward Weston In preparing for a recent medical treatment I had to pass a standard assessment of my cognitive state, which included such common questions as, “do... Continue Reading →

Commitment and Doubt

Did you know? You can support my work and help me sustain this blog by pledging as little as $2/month. My pledge to you: the more people are willing to offer their financial support for this blog, the more frequently I'll be willing to write these articles and to offer them to the world free... Continue Reading →

Perspective and Meaning

When you’re in the desert, you look into infinity. It’s no wonder that nearly all the great founders of religion came out of the desert. It makes you feel terribly small, and also in a strange way, quite big. ~David Lean It’s a chilly autumn morning in the desert. I am still in my sleeping... Continue Reading →

More Than Enough

You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. ~William Blake This rant (and it is exactly that) is as close to a gear-related post as you will find in my writings. I deliberately omitted brand and model names, because to me they are not important, and because I don't... Continue Reading →

Live Immediately

Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune's control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What... Continue Reading →

The Expressive Photograph

In my teaching, I wish to promote the concept of expressive photographs—photographs that are not just original or appealing in themselves, but that also communicate some subjective thoughts and feelings form the mind of the photographer.

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