Hunted

Typically I’m the one chasing light.
But sometimes it finds me first.
As it did here.
Boom!

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And sometimes it finds our campsite at breakfast…

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Or finds my friend Orange…

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Or my good buddy Roadkill…
(Our nicknames make no sense; don’t ask.)

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Or a weed in a dry creek bed…

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Or a spray of lavender in a parking lot…

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Or a votive candle and an image of a saint.

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Whether I find the light or the light finds me,
I’m always thankful for the encounter.

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All The Light There Is To See

Last Thursday, I was scouting light for a family shoot.
I parked at the edge of Alum Rock.
Then I started walking.
And walking.
It was hot and dusty.
And my walk turned into a hike.
After two miles, I was sweating as though on a long run.
Rapid-fire, a non-verbal thought came to me.
It felt something like this…
Yes, was the thought.
Yes, I’m changing careers
Yes, there’s uncertainty
Yes, there’s self-doubt
But this is my new office
My new workplace
My new commute
After the thought flashed through me,
I pressed on, giddy as a 50-year old kid can be.

I’m running a family promotion this summer, so let’s shoot.

Quarry

Landscape photography at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino while in hot pursuit of a coyote but cornering yellow flowers instead

Camera in hand,
I chased a coyote through dry brush,
Over two ridge lines
And into a valley,
Where she lost me for good.
In a sweat,
I plopped down, frustrated.
I complained to myself.
At last, I looked up
In a field of yellow wild flowers,
Sagely nodding in the breeze.
I chuckled.
Lesson learned,
I gathered them up in a single frame
And returned home.

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