Vincent Thomas Nite Shoot #1, Fountain Studies

I joined forces with the Night Hawks group, signing up for a photo adventure the Creative Photo Academy does. It’s the Paul’s Photo guys organizing a night shoot at some LA photo spot (for not much money) and everyone shoots their little hearts out. Mark Crase was on hand from the Academy to keep the cats together and for photo questions. Last Wednesday was…

Take Care of Your Tools

There were several times on the road when I was reminded of my Yankee side — that part of me that takes a hard look at things, tells you to own up when you screw up. And I had one Yankee moment on the trail up to the Svartifoss waterfall. Early on, I came to a bridge over a creek. I took the place…

The mountains are great… but the prairies will always be my first love

Originally posted on Dan Jurak's Alberta Landscape Photo Blog:
A few days ago was my first trip to the mountains in a few months. It was like coming home visiting the rockies. It always takes my breath away. Everything is grand. Everything is spectacular. But the best thing about going away I have always found is returning home. There is no more comforting…

The lure of Kauai

Growing up an Army brat (and with parents who were brats), the Hawaiian islands were part of our family history, our travel DNA. My mother came here just before the war. And my Mom’s rendition of the old Honolulu show tune, “When Hilo Hattie Does the Hilo Hop,” seemed to capture the spirit of Old School Hawaii. I’ve often wished I had a recording…

Turning back onto the Self, I create…

Just got another book review, this one in the Moab, Utah paper. The review is a good one, I continue to be lucky in that. But the review¬†reminded me that everything you do has effects you never fully comprehend¬†— that old metaphor that each action is a pebble thrown in the stream. It has an impact that radiates into the future and touches others…