The Tao of Photography

Anyone active on Facebook or Instagram can’t help but notice the predominance of garishly colored, over-saturated photographs of nature, especially landscapes. In the community of photographers I belong to, I’ve been involved in some lively discussions on when photo enhancing crosses the line into photo manipulation, and when over-manipulated photographs…

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Earth and Water, Fire and Ice

I was looking forward to my first trip to Iceland, but the island made an even more profound impression on me than I had anticipated. My first impression, driving up to the area commonly known as the ‘golden circle,’ was that of desolate planetary surfaces, dotted with rocks, alternating with…

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Art and Soul

Some works of art, poetry, or music simply stop me in my tracks. They can even bring tears to my eyes: tears of joy, wonder, and sometimes of grief. The feeling they evoke is visceral, not cognitive. I tend to call these works soul-infused art. Recently, I’ve felt the need…

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