The Cynic and Idealist

February 15, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
(Brief update from Silver City, NM: I have not taken a photograph in two months and eight states. Instead, I've been doing a lot of thinking and physical engagement - walking, kayaking, scrambling, biking - in the landscape. Slowly, but surely, we are working our way back to Missoula, for good. More on that soon. These are my thoughts today.) ____...
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A Walk Across Acadia

November 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
“The one thing which we seek with insatiable desire, is to forget ourselves… and to do something without knowing how or why.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Circles I’m convinced that if not for walking and photography I would live in a perpetual state of dysphoria leading to addiction, disease and, ultimately, a premature, unceremonious death. It is unde...
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Spectre of the Brocken

October 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Out of the darkness, Rose a ghost, Whose features were my own. Following through on a dream less than 24 hours old, coffee in hand, my feet hit the trail at 2:55AM. The dream was simple, to photograph sunrise from the summit of the highest mountain in the Adirondacks, Mount Marcy. A fresh wave of high pressure combined with what was very nearly...
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Shaped by Waves

March 03, 2021  •  1 Comment
Winter on the Oregon Coast presents less like a succession of storms than it does a single, continuous storm with brief interludes. Looking out over the Pacific Ocean on the rare January bluebird day one suspects that they are simply in the eye of the storm, and that, just over the horizon, lies the advancing edge of winter’s eternal tempest. This...
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What catches YOUR eye?

January 26, 2021  •  1 Comment
This scene caught my eye: giant waves crashing against sea stacks, forcing the resting gulls to take flight. I was transfixed by the scene as the sun caught the waves and birds, leaving the sea stack in shadow. I hoisted by 100-400mm lens onto my tripod and fired away for about an hour in an attempt to capture the movement of waves and gulls....
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