Throwback | Water Landscapes FINAL PART

Other Water Works…

A few weeks ago I posted my images from my senior show at Judson University (CLICK HERE to see Water Landscapes PART 1 and CLICK HERE to see Water Landscapes PART 2).  This selection of images were all taken on the same rainy night.  I didn’t continue the series because winter came and they didn’t look like they were going to fit into the final body of work.


It gives life, destroys, inspires, terrifies, builds up and breaks down. Only a camera can allow the still capture of moving water and keep the ephemeral presence alive past the moment’s expiration; only a camera can capture a concrete copy of water’s microstructure; and only a camera can capture the way water interacts, unnoticed, with the world around it.

Water is rarely scrutinized by the eye, let alone, a camera.  The transparent substance passes quietly by, unnoticed, reflecting the world around it.  In capturing it variables like weather, lighting or tide give a completely different set of photographs.  It is seen in a new way because the human mind cannot immobilize water long enough for us to see how it reacts to time and space.  Such detail as is present in water is evidence of the infinite detail God has put into everything.  In people, all our different capacities cannot be seen.  All of the capacities water has are visually evident, yet we rarely take the time to see it.

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a Photo a Day | Apr 29 – May 5


Clearly, this week I enjoyed the fresh spring air!1M2Tu 3W4Th 5F6Sa 7Sunday

MONDAY  rain, rain on my pavement

TUESDAY  working late and my view from my office

WEDNESDAY  new green in a landscape

THURSDAY  new buds, our old garage

FRIDAY  Hannah Gugenator sings pretty songs at Folk Night (more Folk Night images below)

SATURDAY  rain makes my garden happy

SUNDAY  spring colors

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a Photo a Day | March 18 – 24

Aaaaalright!  I am back and gonna be on a roll!  With over a week of blog posts to catch up on buckle down and get ready for a whole slew of photographic blog posts!  First up, the long delayed “a Photo a Day” post.

Friday I will be posting last week’s images 🙂

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Monday:  a Sunshine Moment Studio Wedding Album | Liz + Phil

Tuesday:  “Hurting Hands” is a piece I was commissioned to do for the Passion Art Walk, please check out the full blog post (and a larger image) HERE

Wednesday:  I was given several bouquets of flowers for my Studio Grand Opening party and they are too much fun to photograph 🙂

Thursday:  Sunshine Wedding Album | Kathy + Ryan (full blog post coming soon)

Friday:  Citizen Way at Fort Wayne, IN (full blog post coming soon)

Saturday:  Citizen Way at Liberty Township, OH (full blog post coming soon)

Sunday:  VIP Passion Art Walk Formal Reception (full blog post coming soon)

California – Day 2 (July 20)

So it must be confusing to be reading these blogs for yesterday a day later and I am feeling a lack of direction for this particular piece, but  here it goes.  And just so we understand each other, it’s hard to post on the day without staying up super late to write on the day that just happen.  So, here we are.

Today (meaning yesterday) mom and I woke up nice and early to start our adventures in Northern California.  I decided to run.  Up a hill.  Because they are unavoidable. By the time I reached my halfway point I realized I could walk as fast as I was running.  And when I reached the top the phrase “breathe-taking view” held some brand new meaning as I sucked for air while gazing out across this drier Rwandan-looking expanse of hills and gorges.

Then we headed to Santa Rosa to complete out missions for the day:  two business meetings for Mom and visits to Guernville and Healdsburg.  For the business meetings I had some work time and lunch and then we were set to trek out on our days real adventures.

Guernville is hippie central.  Right off the bat I stumbled across two incoherent beings, one mumbled something strange that I am now having trouble recollecting and the other was a young boy sitting on a fence mumbling for “spare change.”  Now, by the time I could decipher what the second was saying I was well past him and quickly realized he would probably turn around and use it for weed.

The majority of the stores in this town had something to do with marihuana.  We did not stay long because there was not much of a main street, but it was fun to visit the small stretch of bright stores and enjoy a couple yummy truffles.  Also, we actually got stuck talking to a store owner about best routes to get everywhere, and I mean everywhere, we were going while in California.  Can say I don’t remember a word, but he sure was enthusiastically helpful.

Healdsburg, for those of us Illinoisans, is a glorified downtown Geneva.  Everything is expensive and the food is not great.  We walked down the main street, the whole length of the down town area, without even rubbernecking at any given shop.  At the end of the road, however, we discovered the chamber of commerce and got our hands on a map.  Now, I was completely famished, but then we stepped into this fair trade store called One World Fair Trade.  Through this store I got to travel back to Africa and travel to all sorts of other countries.  New breath was blown into my lungs.  Our next chosen destination from our new handy-dandy map was this Upper Level Art Gallery.  It literally existed at in the upper level of a trendy bookstore and there was everything from oil paining, to photography, to ethnic sculpting, to jewelry making.  It was a brilliant niche of eclectic, local art.

After a few other lesser exciting stores and some super salty dinner we were on our way back to our Japanese-esk hotel for some wine and a chick flick.

P.S.  I do not recommend plum wine or “Just Go With It.”