Mar 092018

The other day I brought home a bouquet of miniature roses. One fell off, so I put it in a dish. This morning it struck me as especially lovely in the early light.

Jan 032018

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.

For more information see the flyer, or visit the Miksang Institute web site for details and registration. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Dec 102017

It is officially winter in Chicago.

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Nov 262017

Only at this time of year is the sun’s angle low enough to shine through our front windows,
casting patterns on the walls. One of my pleasures in winter is to watch this play of light.

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Nov 112017

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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Dec 012015

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.

May 042015

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.

Birthday Flowers №1

Birthday Flowers №2

Feb 162015

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.

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