Taking the dog's lead...

I adopted a dog about 3 months ago.

To say it is going well would be a huge understatement.

We walk every day - several times a day....

I've found that the simple act of stepping outside is one of the best things in the world.

Taking a minute to let the smells, sounds and feelings take me down memory lane.

It consistently reminds me of playing outside in the summer, getting dirty and scraped up...exploring the nearby woods ... building camps and tree forts..

Today I could smell the sunshine on the dirt after a summer rain ...

~ for a moment I was 9 again.. ~

#dogwalking #childhood

Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHPddWmAvHG3Od-BwanUXA31RzK0SwUrAhctBc0/?taken-by=shughesimaging

Tasting a different genre

A little something for two people that I admire and respect ...

Two fine folks that have done more for my photographic journey than they will ever truly know.

Rocky and Chester | June, 28, 2016

Rocky and Chester | June, 28, 2016

What exactly do I do when it comes to photography?

It is very difficult to define it - even to myself....

I do keep coming back to the light ..

drawing with light...
The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light"[2] and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing",[3] together meaning "drawing with light".[4]" 

To see where we're going...

Communications ...current Curricula and social media

I continue to see blog posts, articles, speeches, nay-sayers, etc. expounding on the evils and detriment of life - regarding social media and specifically Facebook.

Can we also accept that this 'new' communication medium is here to stay and has increased our sphere of influence, our life experience...deepened relationships and opened new doors?

..there is tremendous value in that.

If you want to see where we are headed, pay attention to what is being taught to our children...and their children.

Go ahead...Google "College curriculum communications"

See what comes up.

(Photo taken at the Frankie Lemmon Center in Raleigh / Open house Thanksgiving. An organization devoted to children with special needs)

Curriculum Definition: "The subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college"

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning "to share" [1]) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of ideas, feelings, intentions, attitudes, expectations, perceptions or commands, as by speech, non-verbal gestures, writings, behavior and possibly by other means such as electromagnetic, chemical or physical phenomena and smell. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more participants (machines, organisms or their parts).[2][3] (Wikipedia)


Keeping the connections strong..side by side or face to face...spending the time to connect with each other..

Taking the time to do so in ... whatever form

A priority.


Photography is a language... learning to use it is a process.

I won't write too many original blog posts...

but what I will do is share other posts / thoughts ...  that resonate with me....

"Knowing photography is like being multilingual. It's not an end-all. It's an ability, like any other. You can hang out a shingle announcing your multi-lingualness and offer to multi-ling stuff for people and that's fine. But being multilingual is much, much more powerful as a secondary skill that leverages other abilities."

Ecosystems 101: Photography as a Catalyst