A somber parting There was a time when Yosemite and its surrounds were mythical and distant places for my photographic self. I desired a chance encounter, a short visit. For three years we had Yosemite within arms’ reach and we began to feel it was home. A dozen or more visits in three years, I […]
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A chance encounter Homeward bound, after an enjoyable morning shoot with a good friend, I passed by a stretch of Illinois woodland, draped in hoarfrost and bathed in the pale light of a November sun. Reunited with the prairie woodlands and oak savannah of the midwest, I am struck by how strange and beautiful they […]
A farewell from many months back Some good friends and I, heartsick to part ways, made time to gather around San Francisco’s City Hall early one wet and thoroughly overcast morning in August. We made a few photographs despite the inclement weather and then headed for warm cups of coffee in Noe Valley.
The weight of history The driver from Salzburg to Kitzbühel, agitated by the slower motorists he felt compelled to pass upon narrow mountain roads, munched his midday meal—an enormous pretzel, of course—and told me “Kitzbühel, raining, raining, raining …,” as if I’d come to this Alpine ski-town for the warm, sunny weather. The language barrier […]
But back home. With remarkable speed we found ourselves no longer upon the granite hearth of Yosemite, no longer greeting the dead-quiet evening chill of summer becoming fall along the Merced, but instead standing beneath the same stars in the waning hours of an Illinois summer. Along the banks of the river and beneath El […]