Still Learning To See

Looking backwards

I’ve enjoyed looking back in time this week at 35mm slides I made from 1970 to 2000. Aside from seeing myself and many I know and love with much younger faces, I delighted in the many memories that came flooding back. Images are so powerful for me in that way.

I was also fascinated to see how long ago I began photographing such things as details of bark and rock as well as reflections of water and tree silhouettes against the sky. Some of them were actually not bad either!

I was pleased, however, to also note how much more I see now and am able to consciously show in ways that delight and satisfy. The hundreds of dollars of slides I tossed in the trash this week were simply part of the price of my education!

I’m working on a new project and would love to get comments: images of rocks in and around Iqaluit, Nunavut.  Really! Not a place everyone is clamoring to visit but my two early Fall trips there in the past ten years have only whetted my appetite for more trips and in all seasons.

More about the rocks and the place another day. Here are a few images I particularly love.

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7 thoughts on “Looking backwards

  1. Deborah Leu on said:

    Great shots, John! The colors are fabulous. I love shots of wood, bark, lichen – all things natural.

  2. No wonder we are friends! Hope all is well.

  3. your sis, Karen on said:

    Your Nunavut photos are some of my favorite, John, so I’m happy they are now getting their own time to shine! Your ability to capture nature’s colors displayed as rock and lichen never ceases to amaze me. I love your attitude in knowing the tossing of slides this week is merely an investment in your education of learning to see. Thanks! /K

  4. Beautiful images. The art of Nature will always be at the pinnacle.

  5. I love these images, thank you for sharing them! The micro world looks so much like a larger universe. The large fractured rock is stunning. Love the contrast.

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