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Updated, June 2014--
I am starting to re-engage with my photography now as things are starting to settle down in my life. I just spent an incredibly relaxing week in Grand Teton National Park, and it really got my creative juices going again. The grandchildren are now back with their parents, and Susan and I have settled into our new house. It is high time to get out and start making images again. My Photo.net pal, Ray Banfield, and I are already talking about a Death Valley photography trip in the fall of 2014. I can't wait!
I live in Valencia, California; just north of Los Angeles. First, and foremost, I love the arts and humanities. I love poetry, good literature, and music. I really enjoy the visual arts too; and while I can't paint or sketch particularly well, it does seem that I can make a decent landscape photograph every once in a great while.
It is my experience and opinion that 98% of the act of making a photograph actually occurs between your ears; it really has damned little to do with all of that fancy gear we own or use. Finding and creating the composition; waiting for and harnessing the light; and then utilizing our creative and artistic talents in post-processing are all activities that each of us needs to consider and execute properly if we are to make a successful photograph.
Finally, this is something like my ninth year here on PN, and I want all of you to know how grateful I am for all of your encouragement, comments, suggestions, and support. All of you have been, and continue to be, more important to my photography than my camera and post-processing. Thank you, and Cheers! Chris
"Why is it that a woman can see from a distance what a man cannot see close?" Thomas Hardy
"True originality consists not in a new manner, but in a new vision." Edith Wharton