June 27, 2014
June 22, 2014
I had dinner with my good friend Rod the last evening I last visited the Palouse. We talk about how much I valued the time he took me to the Garfield Cemetery and told stories about friends and family that were buried there. It was during those moments that I realize just how special it is to live in a place where your roots run deep. Why your word matters and why honoring a handshake deal is so important.
After dinner the clouds were forming at the horizon in a way that made me believe the sunset would be fabulous.
Since I was close to Colfax I decided to remember this evening by capturing the sunset in the Colfax Cemetery.
As I walked around I discovered a statue of a little boy who died at the age of 7. I decided my image would honor the memory of this child. So I composed the shot, tapped the button in ProHDR and spent the next few seconds admiring the golden rays. After ProHDR did its magic of combining the two image, I tapped the save button and finally saw the image. A silhouette of a bird was perfectly places above the little boy's head. I then looked at the statue with no bird in sight and then back at the captured image.
The moment warmed my heart and I felted blessed to truly be in the right place at the right time.
Rod called me just a minute ago. He asked how I enjoyed the sunset. I told him my story and he thought it would be wonderful if I printed this image for the boy's parents. I told him I would. I am delivering the framed print this weekend.
Such a wonderful day it was!
June 20, 2014
June 17, 2014
Classic Red Barn in the Palouse
Last week I lead 12 creative and adventurous photographers through a tour of the Palouse. Each of them shot with a dSLR while I continued to shoot with my iPhone. At times, especially on top of Steptoe Butte, I envied their telephoto lenses.
At first I captured this image just to remind me of what the barn looked like at this location, since the barn is just a speck in the field without a telephoto lens! When I arrived back home it somehow made it to my 'to be processed' file. However as I processed it I was annoyed by the triangular clouds and chose not to post it. This morning as I looked through my Photo Library through just waking up blurry eyes, I realized just how much the clouds mimic the triangles in the field and fell in love with the wonderment of Mother Nature one again!
A lesson in seeing instead of looking!
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