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On the Layup Road to Mt. Cook

I learned a new term on my trip to New Zealand. A “layup”. Trey Ratcliff taught it to me. In the photography context, it means “an easy shot”. One where you don’t have to work really hard to make an amazing photograph. It seemed to me that all of New Zealand is one big layup!…

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Back To One

Where once she was divided, undecided she became whole – and back to the one. Me and photography were on the same page early in my life, but darkroom chemicals and I didn’t get along. So, sweet lady photography and I split up and I was sad. It just wasn’t the same, not developing my…

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Imagine

Church of Good Shepards, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Special guest appearance by Milky Way. Everytime she focused upon what her heart desired most, it seemed that all the forces in the Universe moved in unexpected and delightful ways to make it so. She made it a point to imagine often. That’s how I felt when…

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Milford Sound Woke Moody That Morning

Rainy, rainy the night before, Milford Sound woke moody and blue in the morning. It happened sometimes, and it frankly wished the tourists would quite imagining that every day was sunshine and fairies. It sent a sand fly to bite one of them standing there with a camera. Yeah. That kind of moody. The day the…

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My Interview in Extraordinary Vision Magazine

I was fortunate to be interviewed recently by Angelo Ioanides, publisher of a beautiful e-magainze exclusively for the iPad called Extraordinary Vision. Here’s the description, taken from its iTunes preview: “Published each month, Extraordinary Vision Magazine takes you in to the minds and lives of these extra-ordinary individuals to not only elevate the power of…

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Entrance to the Mountains

On the way into Milford Sound, New Zealand stand these magnificent sentries. They’re impressive… like dare-you-to-pass guardians. I felt like I should have to decode an ancient rune or dodge poison darts whilst leaping from rock to rock over a wide mountain stream to gain entry. But perhaps they were looking the other way –…

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Light Above Darkness

I’m still in New Zealand as I write this. And y’know, for all the epic landscapes and jaw-dropping Lord of The Rings vistas, there are also moments like this one. In Glenorchy, they’ve got The Boardwalk.  It’s a chicken-wired covered, raised pathway that wends its way through their marvelous wetlands. There are black swans in…

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