dandelions in the wind

My heart aches with the awareness of how the sudden environment of panic, confusion, and anger overtook the lives of so many children…innocent children…this past weekend. This video is an attempt to silence my anger, my despair, and my helplessness by nourishing seeds of beauty, of inclusion, of togetherness.

dandelions in the wind

May each of us know peace through the embrace of loving-kindness and compassion.

dogwood photography’s photo challenge: frame within the frame

Week 32 Composition: Frame within the Frame (Using only natural elements, frame your subject. No actual picture frames allowed.)

Aspens within aspens… Nikon D750 f/4.5 1/1000s 52mm 800 ISO

Photography Composition Tip: Using Frame within a Frame photography Talk

Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

dogwood photography’s photo challenge: composition – depth of field

Week 29 Composition: Depth of Field (Depth of Field is a great way to isolate your subject. Instead, for the challenge though I want you to use DoF to make a subject appear part of something larger.)

Nikon D750 f/7,1 1/160s 28mm 100 ISO

Beginner Photography Tip: Mastering Depth of Field from Photography Talk

Image submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.

lens artists challenge: elements

…the four–earth, water, fire, and wind–are without characteristic, without entity, without self, without … principle.

D S Lopez, Jr, The Heart Sutra Explained
Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/800s 70mm 125 ISO

“The fire element is heat, warmth, and also the motivation that dives us; it also is our metabolism. …

“The earth element is all things that are solid, all the things we can touch…

“The water element is all the fluids in our body…

“The air element is the space in our body, also the air that enters and leaves our body, our breath…the movement the our body makes.”

Brother Phap Hai, nothing to it ten ways to be at home with yourself

Hop on over to Amy’s to join this week’s lens-artists challenge: elements