An afternoon in January
Who brings the day . . .
How beautiful is he, how radiant in all his splendour! Francis of Assisi
Each creature has its own glow and its own unique glory. To be a contemplative is to be able to see each epiphany, to enjoy it, to protect it, and drawn upon it for the common good. Richard Rohr
For anyone practicing some permutation of "nature photography," having grown up in the house of Ansel Adams or Galen Rowell, it may seem sacrilege to admit when one's sensibilities draw [one] in directions other than idyllic glorified pristine natural beauty or the confines of "straight" photography . . . " Guy Tal
And as Tal goes on to say, when this happens, "a choice must be made . . ."
As I have indicated before, I am more and more drawn in such directions--as shown here.
"We turn on the TV and are smothered with cruelty and I don't need to add to the suffering. So I just photograph peaceful things . . . a vase of flowers, a beautiful girl. Sometimes through a peaceful face I can bring something important to the world." Edouard Boubat
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Walt Whitman
"being present in our sensing . . . our sight is clearer, our smelling keener, our touching more intimate. The experience is not one of a stronger acuity of the senses but rather a sensing pervaded with the holiness of the world." Robert Sardello
are giving these moon-watchers
a little break." Matsuo Basho
Walking back last night, I noticed the moon: not a great photo (taken with my iPhone), but it gives some idea of what was there to be seen in that here, now.
An original photo, with two variations: a water color and an oil painting.
The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to SEE something, and tell what [they] saw in a plain way. John Ruskin