Welcome to Timeline Photos. A few years back I started peeking around my archives in search of some of the first photographs I had taken. Here records my quest into better understanding my long term love of camera and experiencing the world with it in hand. All photos appear in chronological order hopefully revealing an evolution of how I see and what moves me to speak with light.

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(Photo credit Phil Monahan of Orvis)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sitting with a hurricane, seeking out the sun

Our weather has been absolutely gorgeous allowing me to work in the yard and be out back with our dog without humidity and insects attacking me. This morning while outside, a few hurricane flowers attracted me to get down to their level and observe. I had my camera with me, took the 50mm off, and held it against the camera body with the mount pointing out creating a 'macro' lens. Immersing myself into and around the hurricane, I enjoyed the light and color effects through the lens.  The sun had not yet hit them, but I still moved around to grab whatever rays came through.

Viewing in the camera, then after downloading for processing, my heart swelled.  My tenderness somehow sought the company of the hurricanes during this session.  The images carry that heart watermark of sorts, and really open up possibilities and invitations.

Note:  Font exploration today for the 'IKATO' sometimes appearing in my photos.  I went vertical and 'Microsoft Yi Baiti'.  I like it because I'm looking for simple in representing myself for contact.

#hurricane, #flowers, #seek, #sun, #macro #lightforafriend

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Revivalists at the Varsity Theater!


Why I've only seen The Revivalists live 2 times?! Soaked up their energy with the crazy amount of fans packed into the Varsity.  I was able to slither and scoot to the right side of the stage, then as a few folks who were in the front left? I planted myself in their spots.  I still had room to dance, rock out and play photographer.  Hot night!!  Thanks to the tech who gave me the setlist from David Shaw's spot.  :)))