Posted on November 8, 2018
Typically I’m the one chasing light.
But sometimes it finds me first.
As it did here.
And sometimes it finds our campsite at breakfast…
Or finds my friend Orange…
Or my good buddy Roadkill…
(Our nicknames make no sense; don’t ask.)
Or a weed in a dry creek bed…
Or a spray of lavender in a parking lot…
Or a votive candle and an image of a saint.
Whether I find the light or the light finds me,
I’m always thankful for the encounter.
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Posted on July 25, 2018
Last Thursday, I was scouting light for a family shoot.
I parked at the edge of Alum Rock.
Then I started 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.
Posted on June 29, 2018
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 gathered them up in a single frame
And returned home.
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