“Purple Sky Majesty”


First light occurs before sunrise and is usually called civil twilight.  In the featured image for this post, you can still see “star trails” in the purple sky.  To achieve the trailing essence of the stars, I used a very long exposure – almost one minute and used both a tripod and cable release to keep the camera very steady.

Pre-dawn is very, very quiet and has its own special color of light.  Enjoy!

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“My Friend, Jack”

This is my friend, Jack.  I met him summer 2013 when we both took a photography class in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.  At age 90, Jack drove himself from Seattle, WA, and then proceeded to inspire, motivate and teach us all how to live life with his vivacious attitude, quest to learn and unbelievable stamina.  One only needed to look at his face – a study in history, a study in character – to want to photograph him.  So, I asked Jack if I could do some portraits of him and was very pleased with the above result.  Needless to say, I sent him a beautiful matted print that he framed and it is proudly displayed in his home.  Jack and I quickly became friends and photo exchange buddies after our 2013 photography excursion.  We called each other every month or two to check in to see what photography pursuits were on our combined lists.  It was clear to me that I was blessed to be in the presence of a person who loved life and lived it to its fullest.  I marveled at his recent ski and bike stories and loved hearing his career fireman stories.  I constantly wondered what kept me from grabbing life in full pursuit like Jack.  I so love Jack that I wanted to share some of his photography work with you:  a scene from Seattle, the Tetons and his passion – rodeo photography.  So, if your life ever feels boring or without challenge, think of Jack living, seeing and being in the world with charm, grace and a desire to keep learning.  I guess 91 is the new 40…park-5-copy




I am writing this story and sharing Jack’s photographs as a tribute to my wonderful friend.  Sadly, Jack experienced an unfortunate fall a few weeks ago and passed away very suddenly.  Consequently, I could not think of a better way to celebrate and honor my friend than with the words of this tribute and sharing of his special vision of the world.  I want to thank Jack’s family for giving me permission to honor my friend in this way and I hope that Jack’s life inspires you to pursue your dreams and live life fully.   I will miss my friend dearly.   Peace to you, Jack.  Here is one more photography display just for you. 

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“Wildflowers Galore”


I cannot believe that it is the end of summer already.  So, I wanted to share some of the beautiful wildflowers that I have experienced.  I tend to do a lot of macro photography, however, sometimes it is best to view an array of wildflowers covering a broad area.  When they move in unison with the wind, they become nature’s choreographed dance of delight – just to be…

May  this bouquet of  wildflowers brighten your day and make you smile.

 “The earth laughs in flowers.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Strength with Compassion”

The summer tundra flower landscape adds a feeling of gentleness to the strength of these mountains.  The mountains seem to call us to action to make a difference in our world.  Yet, the earth seems to be telling us that it is ok to display strength with compassion.  Be determined with your compassion.  Have the courage of your convictions and choose to make a difference for one person, for the earth, for humanity.


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“San Juan Mountains – Imogene Pass”

This is landscape photography at its best.  The sweeping majestic view shows the summer tundra color.  Cold and wind dominate this landscape that is treeless in form.  Yet, the mountains clearly identify the character traits of strength, courage, determination, perseverance and faith.


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“Nature as Unique Abstract Art”

Corkscrew Gulch

Here is an image that truly represents inspirational nature photography. Although this appears as abstract art, if you look closely, you will notice that this is the crest of a mountain top. These are the San Juan Mountains (specifically Corkscrew Gulch) in Colorado. The colors are spectacular and reflect hues of nature, harmony, essence and creative spirit. So, to me, this image represents the wholeness and integrity of our human spirit. If you have an interest in purchasing this image as a fine art print, please click on the link to the purchasing page of my website www.PeacemakersArt.com for information concerning sizes, matting and framing colors. Also, you can me personally at 720-442-4917 to order or email me at orders@peacemakersart.com to place an order. In fact, if you like any of the images displayed on this blog, they are available for fine art print purchase. Please call or email to make your selections. In addition, as your visit my website, please enjoy my full gallery which includes inspirational note cards, fine art prints and motivational posters.

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