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A Perfect Peace: Red Canyons & Earthen Domes

“Be still and the earth will speak to you.” –Navajo Proverb I recently flew into Las Vegas & rented a car for a whirlwind canyon lands tour to handle a few freelance assignments. The entire journey was outstanding. I finally took the plunge and purchased a new-to-me Fuji X-T1 as well & am certainly enjoying getting to know this amazing little machine. The beauty of Zion and Bryce National Parks can barely be described and…

Let Your Heart Be Your Compass: Podcast with Street Photographer Valerie Jardin!

Thank you so much to street photographer, instructor, storyteller and light whisperer Valerie Jardin for the great honor of including me as a guest on her “Hit the Streets” podcast (of which I am a huge fan) recently. Take a listen as we chat about changing up our lives, following dreams and working hard to keep it all going. Thanks again, Valerie. I appreciate you and your talent — and all you do to teach,…

Street Focus!

I’m not a very idle person so sitting down to watch a television series or listen to a podcast isn’t usually on my radar. But street photographer Valerie Jardin’s podcast “Street Focus — An on-going exploration of urban photography” is so excellent and informative that I now have a new workout routine. During weekdays at my “day job” in downtown Portland, Oregon USA I zip down the street to the gym, plug in & hop…

Iceland: Like A Boss

When I traveled to Iceland in January 2016, the sun rose in a pathetic little arc for only about three-and-a-half hours per day, but the low light was golden and beautiful while it lasted. The darkness did make dealing with jet lag a little more challenging though. Thanks to a great resource listed below, I survived “like a boss.” I, like many other visitors, arrived at a godawful hour (5 a.m.) on a stopover flight…

A Question of Color

“It is the norm for street photography to be in black and white. People almost expect it to be in black and white. Personally however, I much prefer to shoot in colour and very rarely put out black and white images.” –Chris Gouge from his new Street Photography Magazine piece, “Why I Shoot in Colour.” I love this article (you can access it with the entire current issue for $4.99 here at the Newsstand:¬†http://streetphotographymagazine.com/newsstand/ )…

Old Paree: Street Photography in Paris

A couple of years ago I decided it was time to get my butt off this continent and finally go to Europe. Paris, specifically, had been on my mind for a long time. The desire was cemented during a conversation with my 89-year-old Grandmother who had always wanted to go and didn’t. Now she can’t because of health issues and age. Our conversation sparked this poem and I began planning. The trip would be solo…