Nov 022011

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Photographed in June on my way to the 2011 Miksang Institute Summer Program, I didn’t realize at the time how representative this image would be of that journey!

Panasonic DMC-FZ40; f4 @ 1/80 sec, ISO 80 (handheld);
Focal length: 31.9mm (177mm EFL)

Jul 102011

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One of my favorite images from the Miksang Summer Institute Program in Boulder, Colorado—where I recently spent two wonderful weeks immersed in contemplative photography.

Photographed at high noon on the Pearl Street Mall, our assignment was to capture moments involving people. This was one “fish” that didn’t get away.  🙂

In the discussion on contemplative photography, Marti wrote:

…to capture “life” or just a moment that catches our attention, I think we need to worry less about the “rules” when shooting.

Other than having the camera set for fast exposures, there was definitely no time to think about “rules” when this fleeting moment caught my eye!

Nikon D300; f8 @ 1/750 sec, ISO 200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 200mm (300mm EFL); focus distance 7.94m