Tolkien quote: If you really want to know what Middle-earth is based on, it's my wonder and delight in the earth as it is, particularly the natural earth.

Wonder and Delight

i. I loved this photo that I shot with my iPhone last week; you can’t even tell that it wasn’t […]

Welcome 2015

  I can’t let the new year begin without a quick look over the one just ended. It was not […]


“Oak spoke first, as became the noblest of all. He stood throbbing his leaves in the twilight, to which Time […]

Capturing Light: An Overview of the Exposure Triangle in Easy Terms

Photography is, by definition, the art of drawing with light. So it’s not surprising that a great part of learning […]

What You Need to Know About Your Camera

I’ll admit, I’m starting with the topic “Know Your Camera” in my Contemplative Photography Lesson Plan because it’s the easiest. […]

Two Worlds

I have a folder of edited photos on my hard drive labeled “Magical.” It’s filled with photos that I have […]

In the Forest of When

“To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy – and dull fantasy at that, as the real […]