Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
I went out Photographing with my old childhood friend Jim Dunn yesterday morning. If you have a passion for photography – I believe you can make unique and visually interesting pictures anywhere you go. I don’t have to be traveling through Europe or Central America to capture great photographs. I just have to be open, aware and sensitive to my environment to find potential subject matter for my camera.
Jim and I met before sunrise and drove to a little beach on the north shore of Long Island in St. James. We waited patiently for the sun to break through the clouds and illuminate the water and sea grass. Jim and I go way back to childhood days and it was great to reconnect with him – especially since he has the same passion and enthusiasm for photography that I do.
It doesn’t matter where I am in this world, I love making photographs at whatever location (country) I find myself. It was a great adventure traveling and photographing through Eastern Europe this past month, however it is also good to be back in the states photographing with a great friend here on the east coast of Long Island.
Photography helps me appreciate, enjoy and connect with my environment – no matter where that may be. You are not always going to get a fantastic image every time, in fact…if you get one or two great photographs during any photographic outing you are doing good.
The light was not as magical or crisp as I would have liked yesterday, but we both enjoyed the challenge of coming back with a few decent photographs from our early morning photographic excursion, in addition to reminiscing about our crazy pasts growing up in the 1960’s on Long Island.
Here are a few more I took that hopefully rise above “snap-shot” mode. Click image to enlarge.