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Retired from the rat race, and now a stay at home dad. Amateur photographer who attempts to write American Haiku in the style of Jack Kerouac to go with some of his photography, as he debates about becoming a professional photographer

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Catawba Heron

Amber currents
twilight shadows
heron waits

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

1st Attempt at HDR Photography

Started playing with my HDR software, yesterday evening and here are two of my first attempts of HDR Photography.

 IR lores

Color treatment

Original photo combined with one 2 stops
 over exposed and two stops under exposed

Thursday, July 18, 2013

My step-daughter has returned safely from the beach and presented me a turtle necklace.

Turtle Symbolism from different sources:

The turtle symbolism is characterized by the association with the Earth and earth symbols of groundedness and patience:

    Symbol of the world, of the Earth
    Ability to stay grounded, even in moments of disturbances and chaos
    Slowing down, pacing yourself
    Determination, persistence
    Emotional strength and understanding
    Ancient wisdom

The turtle is also linked to the spirit of the water and the fluid nature of emotions.

From a second source

Because of its seemingly wide-eyed, long-lived, carefree attitude the turtle is often thought to be the wisest of souls among the animal kingdom. We would all do well to take this as a lesson and move at our own pace as the turtle does.

Furthermore, the turtle takes its wisdom one day at a time - not reacting, simply accepting and moving on in its natural methods. Again, this is a powerful analogy for humankind, and we would benefit from adopting the same behavior pattern.

Tutles share an association with water, which lends meanings of motion, intuition and emotion to the myriad of more symbolic meanings of the turtle.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Come on, let me have a bite

Yue loves to sit on my shoulder, but sometimes it makes for eating a challenge. This is the only time she got on my shoulders while I was trying to eat.

“The purity of a person’s heart can quickly be measured by how they regard animals.” ~Anonymous

Friday, July 12, 2013

Look down

Far too often as we go about our busy day, we fail to notice the little things that we walk past or step over. This moth was attach to frame of a sliding glass door to the entrance of a local grocery store. A very busy store. No one seem to notice the moth until my step daughter got down on the ground to take the photograph of it. May you all have a great weekend

Gra, Dilseacht, Cairdeas -- Love, Loyalty, Friendship!
 /|\ By Land, Sea, and Sky one hundred thousand Blessings to all who read these words!