I’m delighted to be able to offer a new workshop in Miksang Contemplative Photography this spring. Registration is now open for “Making Contact: Relaxing This, Discovering THAT”, April 26–29, 2018 in Mills River, North Carolina.
Last night in bed I heard what I thought was rain. In the morning, I saw instead it had been the sound of leaves falling as temperatures plunged below freezing. Our back yard and flower beds were covered in a carpet of gold. Not long after sunrise under overcast skies, it was too dark to take pictures. Then it began to snow.
After breakfast, I bundled up and went for a walk around the neighborhood with my camera. Still snowing, there was no wind—only quiet. Underfoot were leaves of green, yellow, and red, lightly blanketed with white. Pristine. Not yet trampled by pedestrians; just a few footprints.
Though I’d been a little disappointed at not being able to photograph my first impressions of gold, during that walk I discovered a different kind of beauty—and hope you enjoy these images.
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Early registration discounts for are being offered through August 1st for “Opening the Good Eye”, a Miksang photography workshop October 6–9, 2016 in Asheville, NC. View the flyer for more information about this course,
Start fresh this coming Spring with a workshop in Miksang contemplative photography. I’m delighted to be able to offer “Opening the Good Eye” once again in the rich and vibrant city of Asheville, North Carolina, April 21–24, 2016.
Early-bird registration discounts are in effect through January 1st, 2016 and class size is limited to 10. For more information, view the Asheville flyer or visit the registration page. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I am so delighted with my new camera system, the Olympus OM-D EM-1. Half the weight of my Nikon D300 with an equivalent lens (purchased 7 years ago), it alleviates a shoulder problem that developed from hefting it so many, many times a day to take pictures.
I found these flowers on my birthday walk. The images are unedited in JPEG format, except for resizing.
I am excited to be able to offer “Opening the Good Eye: An Introduction to Contemplative Photography” in Chicago, Illinois on June 11-14, 2015. Classes and field trips will take place in the north side neighborhoods of Rogers park and Evanston.
Fees are discounted for Early Bird registration, and class size is limited. For more details view the Chicago flyer, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
For three days I watched this flock gather each morning on the same set of poles and wires, and stay into the afternoon. (The overflow crowd spilled onto the next set of poles down the road.)
A cashier in the local drugstore said they’d been doing that for a couple of days before I arrived in Asheville to visit family for the holidays.
On the fourth day the birds were gone.
What you can’t hear through this image was the noise of their constant chatter. It was an astonishing, wondrous experience!