Silence

Yellow-headed Blackbird  (Female)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (Female)

Beneath every sound is silence.
Within every prayer is silence.
Beneath every distraction is silence.
Within your heart and mind is silence.

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Motionless

 

Cottontail

Cottontail

“Life has a way of being exactly the way it happens to be at any given moment.” Martin Laird

And the rabbit is thinking, “If I don’t move he’ll never see me.”

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Dewdrop at Sunrise

Dew Drop at Sunrise

Dew Drop at Sunrise

“We betray our true self, when we do not follow the hearts desire, for what the heart is attracted to, is your destiny.”

Took this image back in 2003, again just after purchasing my D100 and Sigma 105 macro lens. It is one of my favorite images for a couple reasons. One, it was a fluke as I really did not know what I was doing. I remember laying down in the wet grass and shooting without a tripod. I also only have it in JPEG format as shooting in raw was foreign to me. If you look closely you will see the sunrise upside down in the dew drop. Second, I was in the early discovery of a passion that has allowed me to see and experience life with new eyes and that includes all aspects of my life. As the quote states we must pursue what our heart is attracted to.  

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Sunrise

Freemont Lake near Pinedale, Wyoming

Freemont Lake near Pinedale, Wyoming

 

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
This was taken on a road trip back in 2003 about 6 months after purchasing a Nikon D100, my first digital camera. It’s the first of many practice photos iv taken since.

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Umph!

Pine Cone

Pine Cone

“The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” -Marvin Phillips

Keeping our eyes always alert allows us to find the “umph.” It shows when we least expect it. I again took one of the cameras for a walk, because I needed  the walk. As I passed by this tree I noticed the light illuminating the pinecone in the shadows, making it the subject within a shadowed world. I leaned over the fence, composed, metered, focused and pressed the shutter. I imagined it was quite the sight to see my butt from the street. No one honked at me but I’m sure a few laughed. A little umph.

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Starburst Sunset

Sunset at Cathy Fromme Prairie Nature Area

Sunset at Cathy Fromme Prairie Nature Area

“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.” Paulo Coelho
Therefore we need to stop and take it all in.

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Almost a Window

Window

Window

There’s no rhyme or reason to what makes a great photo. Most of the time it is pure chance and a quick shutter finger, but other times it is planning, ingenuity and sometimes even stalking. 

Chelsea Roberson

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