It has been awhile since I posted to this blog. The whole year seems to have flown by while I am stuck at home. Like most people. . . travels were canceled, plans destroyed, and few family gatherings have been our norm for 2020. The good news, my family has remained healthy. As this strange year comes close to an end, I can’t help but think that time stood still in 2020. No remarkable images of far-away places or events to share.
However, I did pursue remarkable images in these remarkable times. After all being an amateur photographer is all about the joy in pursuing the art. I recently read an article by Guy Tal who suggested. . . “most people pursue photography for personal edification or as a means of socializing with fellow photographers, and not as a means of creating timeless art”. This is certainly true of my photography. Very few of us will leave behind photos that will be cherished by a lot of people. A couple of family photos maybe, but not many will create art that is collected and celebrated. It’s the joy of photography that keeps us shooting.
Whether it is a ‘normal’ year or a year tormented by a world-wide pandemic. . . My photography is not about trying to impress anyone or capturing another image for my living room wall. It’s enjoying nature and the outdoors. It’s about practicing the art and continuing to improve my creative vision. It’s about developing my life experiences. It’s just about having fun. And it is about sharing what I have learned along the way. For whatever it is worth to you, here are a few images captured in these most interesting of times. Of course, if you think any of them should be collected or celebrated, be sure to let me know 😉.
Keep shooting and may only the most remarkable images be yours.
Stuck at Home – A collage of things seen around the house.
A cool drink at home
Green Patterns – A Still Life
Comet NEOWISE – This comet was first discovered in March 2020 by the infrared-optimized NEOWISE spacecraft According to NASA this comet is 70 million miles from Earth, 3 miles across, and as is the case of most comets, is half water and half dust. If you did not catch a glimpse of it you will have to wait another 6800 years before it comes around earth again.
Comet NEOWISE as seen from the porch – Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Black Skimmer – Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Sunrise at the Pier – Cocoa Beach, FL
Sunrise Beach Walk, Cocoa Beach, FL
The longest Journey
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge – Melbourne Beach, FL
Sunset Walk along the Indian River Lagoon
Indian River Tranquility – Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Summer’s End – Eau Gallie, FL
Only one way out of this. . .