Monthly Archives: February 2011

What Hermits Realize?

“But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
Alan Watts-

Brandy Creek, Whiskeytown Lake, CA 2011

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A Second Snow:

Second snow storm of 2011, Mary Lake, Redding CA

Mallards look to escape the snow near shore. Mary Lake, Redding CA


Snow and Youth:

“SNOW AND ADOLESCENCE ARE THE ONLY PROBLEMS THAT DISAPPEAR IF YOU IGNORE THEM LONG ENOUGH.”

-Earl Wilson-

February Snow, Redding, CA 2011


The passing of Time:

“IT DON’T TAKE A GENIUS TO SPOT A GOAT IN A FLOCK OF SHEEP”

-Cowboy Quote, Unknown Author-


The Camera: A Tool for Truth?

1954 Pulitzer Prize photograph by Virginia Schau photographed with a Kodak "Brownie" box camera.

One of my favorite stories is that of Virginia Schau who was the first woman to win the Pulitzer. In 1954 Ms. Schau took a news photograph of a semi-truck dangling over the Pit River Bridge as passing motorist tossed a rope down to rescue the driver. The image was taken with a Kodak “Brownie” box camera, the iPhone of its time. 

Given the recent controversy in both the use of the iPhone by New York Times Photographer Damon Winters and the “hipstamatic” app in his coverage of US troops in Afghanistan I can only guess what the thoughts were by the 4×5 speed graphic using journalist of the day and the fad of color just on the horizon.

Is it about the tools used or the integrity of the journalist to use the correct tools without changing the storytelling content?

If you have the time and opportunity read there is a wonderful paper by Jim Hubbard.

Everyone Is A Photographer

By Jim Hubbard, MA, MDiv, Adjunct Professor Annenberg School for Communication

and Journalism

PDF FILE


Sun, Gun, Hand Grenade: allegedly

Just spending a beautiful day on your neighbor’s porch with a handgun and hand grenade in Jones Valley, CA.

Read the details and updated story at Record Searchlight Redding.com


Time: The established spinner

Old Time, that greatest and longest established spinner of all!…. his factory is a secret place, his work is noiseless, and his hands are mutes. 

-Charles Dickens-


HELP FUND GARBAGE! that will get your attention

HELP A VERY TALNETED PHOTOGRAPHER REACH A GOAL .

TO FIND MORE ABOUT THE

PROJECT AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER GO HERE!


For the Love of the Game:

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUCESSFUL PERSON AND OTHERS IS NOT A LACK OF STRENGTH, NOT A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT RATHER A LACK OF WILL.

 -Vince Lombardi-

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