Traveling Landscapes

I actually do not shoot a lot of landscapes. Details tend to draw my eye. You might say I don’t see the forest so well because I’m so enamored of the trees! But occasionally “the big picture” wins out, and I come up with a landscape worth sharing. I’m standing on West End Beach photographing the westernmost end of the town of Dauphin Island about a mile away. It has been a long day of walking. Indeed, I walked far enough that I was completely out of sight of these houses for a long time. Hours! Were they real, shimmering…

New OL & in KC

Not to be mysterious.., OL means “online” and KC stands for Kansas City, of course, and I’m in shows both places this month. I love my new series of #SandAbstracts called “Tracking Tide,” begun a few weeks ago with a series of images from a visit to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Thus I am particularly delighted to have one of these pieces accepted into an international juried show. The show is called “Emptiness”; you can see it here. My piece is on page 4 of the show in case you want to go straight to it. Here’s an excerpt…

There’s something about the light on Dauphin Island. It’s luminous. I laugh when I say that because, of course, all light is “luminous.” That’s kind of the very definition of light. But, still, the light on Dauphin Island is a special kind of luminous. And that light, interacting with the palmettos… The one above is a Cabbage Palmetto, but there are several kinds on Dauphin Island and they all seem to interact gloriously with that wonderful light. This photographer feels like a kid in a candy store when I am there! Palm Psalm has already been in a couple of…

Textures+

Everything has it. Artists love it. Throw in “patterns, forms or shapes” and you have a recipe for a diverse, colorful show. Las Laguna Gallery of Laguna Beach, CA, has put one together. You can see it here: Textures, Patterns, Forms or Shapes. My piece in the show, Lotus Fractal, features texture and pattern. Here’s how it came about: I was walking the boardwalk portion of the Pintail Wildlife Drive in Cameron Parish, La. one October day. The wetland the boardwalk traverses features large fields of American lotus (Nelumbo lutea), and I have spent many a summer day photographing the…

Makes me smile!

The office of West Monroe Mayor Staci Albritton Mitchell has pulled together another great show! This year’s theme: “People, places & settings that make you smile.” This corner of the universe gives me lots to smile about, so picking images to submit to this show was a challenge. Too many to choose from! Bayou Desiard is one of my favorite places to put in the kayak, and Sauté is the product of one such adventure. A paddle up the bayou usually produces at least a couple of fun bird encounters. This great egret was perching on a snag as I…