“Perspective”

We are challenged every day with images all around us.  When we take the time to notice the canvas of life displayed by nature, we can shift our perspective to what is good and beautiful.  It can make us breathe and relax.  It can help us to set priorities.  Take a day and notice all life around you.  Notice if these perceptions create new perspectives.

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“The Shapes of Boldness”

_DSC0550I am amazed by natural shapes and patterns in our world.  These images make a bold statement with their roundness, curvature and dramatic impact with the sky.  It is as though they are saying:  “I am here.”  “Notice me.”  “Acknowledge me.”  “Appreciate the diversity of who I am.”

 

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“Beauty”

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”

David Attenborough

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“You Raise Me Up…”

This is a dedication to those who have provided inspiration through love, through kindness or acts of community service.
“When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me
 
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be
 
There is no life – no life without it’s hunger
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly
But when you come and I am filled with wonder
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity
 
You raise me up so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be…”
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“Mystery”

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Dense fog embraced the landscape after a full day of rain.  Therefore, I shifted my photographic intention to emphasize shapes and design.  I ultimately converted my images to black and white to convey a sense of mystery created by the atmospheric conditions.  I love the fact that one can still see the image of one of the arches and its window into eternity in the above photograph.

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“Raw Beauty”

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Arches National Park is a land of rock and sand where forces of erosion have sculpted an unusual and inviting landscape.  It contains the greatest concentration of natural stone openings in the world – over 2,000.  Views are vast, colors are vibrant and the skyline is pierced with magnificent rock towers.  This is raw beauty.  Amazing!

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“Mystic Wonder”

“When your spirit cries for peace, come to a world of

canyons, deep in an old land.  Feel the exhalation of

high plateaus, the strength of moving water, the simplicity

of sand and grass, and the silence of growth.”

                                                                                                           August Fruge

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