My 100th post: Thoughts on Rain, Boundaries, Inspiration

A tribute to another photographer who sometimes had rain and sometimes sun. Either way he created amazing images from embracing nature.

A tribute to another photographer who sometimes had rain and sometimes sun. Either way he created amazing images from embracing nature. Into Yosemite Valley – circa 2010.

Rain is the force of life in Mediterranean climates. It’s not simply a thing that happens here or there – rather it defines wet and dry seasons. It creates possibilities for birds, worms and salmon alike. Today it’s raining here. It’s quite a surprise for the end of June, but I wanted to embrace it. It’s a beautiful caesura in the parching season of the hot, dry summer which is forecast for 2013. Enjoy the rain, the anomalous rain and all the life it brings at the most unpredictable moments.

I never thought I’d be here 100 posts later. In love with the camera like never before. Photographing professionally across the US (and occasionally elsewhere). I have many publications that I believe have helped forward conservation and our journey toward understanding our place in nature as humans.

The lens is such a powerful tool, personal and social. It liberates like few other tools invented by humankind.

Here’s a thought from a wonderful artist [Rabindranath Thakur (Tagore)]… said much more eloquently than me in the poem “Rainfall“:

“Rain is falling drip drop, the river is overflowing.

The clouds surrounding the sky are playing different games,they have no boundaries,

They continue playing from country to country, no one forbids them.”

After the storm, Claremont Canyon [Harwood Creek] 2012

After the storm, Claremont Canyon [Harwood Creek] 2012

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