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Creature Feature: Carolina Chameleon

We're minding the home front down on the Carolina coast for my daughter while she and hubby are away at a meeting.Other than two soccer games and one birthday party, we havent gotten far from the home base.One of these days I will have to come down with the intention of getting out to a seashore wildlife preserve with my camera. The back porch was as far as I made it this trip, and this was the extent of the wildlife available.My 6-yr-old photographic assistant could not resist getting too close too fast to our subject--a Carolina Anole. I suffered … Continue Reading ››
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Cost of Doing Business: Upgrades

I am at a certain time of life when everything I own (including my own personal body) is wearing out.I pulled on my favorite work pants last week and the knee ripped open. The same day, a favorite shirt gave way at the elbow as I slid my arm into the sleeve.I sport a manly scar on my cheek from last week's plastic-surgery for skin CA  take three. The parts are failing, breaking down, aging out.Things fall apart. Thank goodness for the surgical option. And for needle and thread. And for upgrades when our technological things fall apart.  A guy … Continue Reading ››
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Shop Talking

I want a place to have conversations (theoretically) with folks who are interested in nature photography, landscapes, sense of place, writing, and aesthetics AND are trying to put their arts, crafts and other goods in the hands of responsive and appreciative customers.So that's what this string of posts will be about.I may have it such that these posts find their way onto Facebook and other visible places, since my blog is moving farther and farther out of the main flow of conversation. And that's okay. It's quiet here.But if I want to stay out of debt, I need to show … Continue Reading ››
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About The Light: About the Photographer

This is from the ABOUT page at my Etsy Store. I like the fact that this site for commerce does not neglect to let the artists and craft folks share their personal story: the WHY and the WHO of their creativity. The WHAT will hopefully sell itself.
I got my first camera, a Minolta, in 1970--the same month I got married and started grad school at Auburn University. As a recent convert to field botany, I needed a way to share what I saw in the wild.Forty years and a half-dozen cameras later, I've shared my image … Continue Reading ››
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