The Power of Nature

My focus as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er has con­sis­tent­ly been to show the beau­ty in the “ordi­nary”, to make both myself and the view­er see the com­mon­place as the spe­cial place that it often is. How­ev­er, many times on my trav­els, Moth­er Nature gives me the “extra­or­di­nary”, the scene so beau­ti­ful it slaps me in the face with the kind of beau­ty that can be eas­i­ly cap­tured in a sim­ple snap­shot. And while I don’t see my job as an artist as need­ing to point those scenes out to you, as a trav­el­er I thought you might enjoy them.

 

Having said that, I have to admit that I’ve spent a lot of time over the last week cursing Mother Nature.

 

Here in KC it has been a week of cru­el jokes played on us by the weath­er, includ­ing a May snow storm (the first since 1907) that came as we were sched­uled to be set­ting up our booth for the Brook­side Art Fair, toe numb­ing tem­per­a­tures through­out the show, and then the most gor­geous day you could imag­ine imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing the show.

 

So after the week­end of com­plaints, I thought I bet­ter send up a thank you for all the won­der­ful things Moth­er Nature can bring, and humbly ask her to tone it down next week in Belleville.

 

 

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One Comment

  1. blj May 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    Beau­ti­ful pic­tures!

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