10 October 2016
I. Taken in Camera+ and edited in Snapseed and Polamatic
II. Taken in Camera+ and edited in Snapseed and Polamatic
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An afternoon walking through the local preserve along the White Clay Creek, flowing with the sun’s blessings, built my understanding of the day’s compass. The air seemed stealthy still. Then a sigh signaled a leaf–a single leaf cascading to the earth, readying itself for more service. The light took my breath away, shining with determination.
Upon my return home I glimpsed milkweed plants whose seedpods had burst into sprays of silk and seeds. Their neighbors are a large group of coneflowers, flowers long spent, were sheltering some of the silk.
The wind suddenly appeared. As it carried the silk to other destinations, some of it was caught on needle-like spikes of the dried coneflowers. Immediately, they symbolized the tension and triumph of nature’s hand. They also represented the same tension that moves back and forth between nature and human nature. We get entangled, even entrapped, in each other’s webs.
Strolling through the season’s remains is a passage of time that never escapes my present. It’s as though the now always existed and those elements of summer’s glory are remnants of the magic that humans can produce with their partner in life: nature. Truly, we live on a planet of immense mystery and wonder: awe and reverence come to mind.
Tip of the Week:
Thomas Peschak is a photojournalist who has dedicated his career to conservation photography, especially ocean reportage. Here is a bio from his website: ”
“Thomas P. Peschak is an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine and the Director of Conservation for the Save our Seas Foundation (SOSF). He is a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has been named as one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world. Originally trained as a marine biologist, he retired from science fieldwork in 2004. He became an environmental photojournalist after realizing that he could have a greater conservation impact with photographs than statistics….He strives to merge photojournalism and cutting edge science to create powerful media projects that tackle some of the most critical marine conservation issues of our time. Thomas has written and photographed five books: Currents of Contrast, Great White Shark, Wild Seas Secret Shores and Lost World. His latest book Sharks and People was released in 2013 and chronicles the relationship between people and sharks around the world.” To see his work and learn more about him, click here.
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