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What We Have

It seems that we, meaning us humans, are going to continue getting in our own way for a while longer.  I’m reminded of the joke about the Chimp who made it clear that he didn’t believe in evolution.  On religious grounds?  Nope.  He didn’t want himself and his kin to be blamed for the craziness we perpetrate on one another.  I think he was off on scientific grounds, but I see the point.  Weekend events in Colorado remind us just how fleeting life can be.  We happened to be driving through Quabbin Park in the evening last Friday and in the quiet, came upon, an alternative perspective.  The Quabbin is also one of the most spiritual places in New England, as the locals well tell you.  There are many reasons for that, but part of it may be the fact that, so close to busy Route 9, is another world, one that takes you away from this one.

If we’re lucky, we have our families.

It’s good to be alive.  Sometimes, it’s even fun.

Tech notes:  80% of life is showing up.  Wildlife comes out in the evening.  Nikon D4, 70 – 200 mm lens, with a TC 1.7 teleconverter.  It was dark, so the ISO was pushed to around 1600.

Lily Season Yet Again

It’s been a busy time around here, raising a young pup (trying to at least) named Teddy.  He’s doing quite well, but can’t quite sleep through the night.  If I only had the presence of mind to think of a good photo project for shooting at 4:30 AM, normally a good time in the summer, but alas, Teddy’s not into photography just yet.  But, good news for flower lovers such as myself, the Lily’s have returned to brighten up the morning.  Just a few images to get the blood flowing….

Working with the square format, inspired by the new D800, which can pack plenty of pixels inside that square.

Which is ironic, because as is obviously the case, I’m shooting here to capture the dream like feeling, of say, being up at 4:30 in the morning, a time when, let’s face it, very little is in focus.

But we press ahead.  Come Teddy,,,Teddy?  Where are you….