When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover that you cannot eat money. ~ Cree Prophecy
Last week I was on the water staging some sunset shots. The orange light and tree reflections weren't part of my primary project, but it held my attention until the golden glow was gone.
Andy was part of John Pearson's support team earlier this month as John completed his final requirements for his ACA Level 3 Instruction Certification ~ which demanded, among other skills, rolling his kayak in Level 3 Conditions, but it also happened to be quite cold! See John's Blog for more details: http://outaboutiowa.blogspot.com/
Finally, a 'Turkey Day' photo. We all participated in the annual Thanksgiving Morning 'Turkey Trot' run in Des Moines. Hopefully, I'll get some more photos up eventually, but I wanted to include this one with Sierra for now.
Wanderlust is defined as 'an innate desire to rove or travel'. I'd prefer to think of it as a need to explore; a need to know what is beyond the next river bend. It is a passion for experiencing new places and meeting new people. No matter your age or place in life - time is running out; Today, it is time to explore.
The beauty and wonder I've experienced in the past three weeks in the mountains of Virginia, the deserts, mountains and dunes of Death Valley, and the life of the Florida seas makes me more realize my smallness and insignificance. I've met interesting, talented and artistic people and renewed friendships with equally intriquing and cherished people. I've experienced magnificent sunrises and sultry sunsets, yet I look forward to my next foray and the wonders it will bring.
I've revived my interest in photo impressionism (for art purists, post-impressionism). This effect is done in the camera, not in Photoshop. With the right light the effect can be accomplished with multiple exposures or with motion and a slow shutter speed. In this case I used a slow shutter speed with a wide open aperture and an ISO of 125.
With the cooler weather comes more opportunities to marvel at the evening stars; maybe even catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. Think of all you would miss if you didn't take the time to look... 'The sky is full of stars, invisible by day.' ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow