Author: Paul

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. ~Lao Tzu There’s just something about a stream cutting through rocks. Patient. Insistent. Effective.

La cascada Hiking. I had my own definition. For me, it meant a brief, or perhaps not so brief, walk in the woods with gently rolling hills, chipmunks dancing about on the ‘forest’ floor, birds chirping, no backpack, no special shoes required and, perhaps as a bonus, a burbling creek nearby to add a great soundtrack. Vanessa, well, she has her own version of a day hike. I learned, in small measure what it was. But first, I’m a city…

If you’ve ever given any thoughts to becoming an entomologist, but became frustrated because your trips to the great outdoors never seemed to yield neither the quantity nor variety of insects that you desire … Fear no more. I will teach you, in this blog post, how to attract all manner of insects right to your backdoor. It won’t cost much, perhaps a trip to your favorite garden center and the purchase of a few plants. It could be good…

In general, mornings are reserved for walking. It’s the best time for me. It’s cool outside and there aren’t many people around. Also, should I decide to extend my walk, I need not worry about it getting dark. I do little photography while walking because I need to either be walking or shooting, but not both. They just don’t go together. I miss photographing in the morning. It’s my favorite time, to be sure. This morning, though, I felt like…

I saw the following tweet from fellow blogger, and friend, Ibarionex Perello: When was the last time you took a big risk with your art? Or have you been playing it safe by staying in your comfort zone? I’ve talked about this before, so I’ll keep it brief and only mention that I’ve heard this before, but there was never any meat behind it … what exactly did it mean? Did it mean changing from photographing landscapes to photographing people…

I enjoyed reading Cedric’s post, The Parsimonious Photographer. Hopefully, he won’t mind me quoting him here: Instead of shooting with mindfulness, I shot mindlessly. ~Cedric Canard Reading his post, it took me back to the time when I got my first digital camera. I think that possibly all former film photographers go through this phase when they cross over into digital. They really become point-and-shoot photographers, not intentionally, but it is sort of a liberation to not have to think…

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