Seize the Moment

My rather crazed existence does not give me the time to do nearly as much of the thing that makes my soul sing as I need and desire. I must carve out and take moments here and there. Yesterday I spent most of the day at a 5-hour meeting about 2 hours from home. It was an important meeting. Good work was done. But, of course, I would always rather be out with my camera! So I take it along. Coming home the weather had turned chill, rainy and gloomy, so actually stopping for 20 minutes of late afternoon light…

Finalist!

The Drink & Click™ theme for November was “History” and I was in Chicago. Yay! And one of my images made “Finalist” in the competition. I’m way proud. But let me give credit where credit is due. I did not know this point of view on the historic Chicago L existed. My friend, Adam Dooley, did, and when I grumped that I had made hundreds of shots of the L and was not happy with any of them, he took me to the precise place you must stand to get this shot. And it’s a finalist. Thanks, Adam! Here’s how…

Another Good One

Having posted last week about my first success with being invited to Art Melt, Louisiana’s largest juried show for Louisiana artists, it occurred to me that I should feature my second invitation as well. It happened in 2015, two years after the first invitation. I did apply in 2014 but was not invited. One of the best aspects of the 2015 invitation was that my photographer friend, Irene Kato of Baton Rouge, was also invited. Here she is standing in front of her piece, which SOLD! Way to go, Irene! My piece was a study of the substructure of a…

A Milestone Image

So… today I was on radio to talk about the Holiday Art Crawl in Ruston, La. The show host, Rick Godley, surprised me by asking if a particular photograph, of all the thousands I have made, stood out as a favorite. Delta Dragon is the first one that popped into my head. Yes, I have, in fact, made many photographs that are–at least to me–memorable. But Delta Dragon does stand out. I still like it, a lot. I still think it is the best shot I could have made of that particular scene at that time and in that place….

Almost missed!

I’m not much of a morning person. Nightowl, actually. But I spent this past weekend in Chicago and environs, and my hotel in Evanston was just four blocks from Lake Michigan. Really? How often are you this close to a sunrise over a magnificent lake? Surely you can get up, bundle up, and do it this once! And I did. Sunday, Oct. 21. I got there as the sky was beginning to lighten–enough to see that a huge dark cloud bank hung low in the eastern sky. Oh, well, I’m here. I’m not going back without shooting! And I have…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! This blog will be about my encounters with Creation–natural and humanmade–with a camera. Hope you’ll come along. You can subscribe in the column to the right, and I promise, I won’t post so often you’ll wish you hadn’t! Matter is, and has always been, the hiding place for Spirit, forever offering itself to be discovered anew. — Richard Rohr