On Location: Nourishing the Soul

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Yesterday I was feeling more stressed than usual so I decided to take a day & go and shoot in my backyard—literally and figuratively.  I took off before dawn and headed toward Mt. Rainier.  The mountain (volcano) was haloed in lenticular clouds at sunrise, then the light quickly flattened out into a snow sky.  I then concentrated my efforts on the Carbon River, the outflow from the Carbon Glacier on Rainier.  There has been a cycle of freezing and thawing this winter due to the La Nina weather pattern.  The icicles are particularly interesting with their nearly iridescent grooved patterns—not unlike a shining blade of a samurai sword.
Back at home in the late afternoon, I photographed a bonsai tree in my backyard at sunset.  It was a good day.

11 Responses to “On Location: Nourishing the Soul”

  1. neil says:

    Nice, and a great idea. We should all do that sometimes. Best wishes Neil

  2. Ken Stead says:

    That’s one strong body of work in a day…I can see why it was nourishing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Beate Dalbec says:

    Beautiful! Nothing like a great day of photography to lift the spirit. Ok, I admit, having a great ride on my horse is right up there, too 🙂

  4. nicole says:

    These are really beautiful! Something for all of us to remember doing when we are stressed out 🙂

  5. Curt Smith says:

    Hi there.
    First time post.
    Thanks for reminding us that great images can only be a few steps away.
    For some reason, #31 really appeals to me. Maybe it is just the simplicity.
    Anyway, thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Andrew says:

    Thank you for these great images and ideas! I had no idea you can find something like that so near 🙂 Weather forecast predicts heavy snow this Sunday so I’ll head up there for sure!

    Please-please-please post more articles like this! We love each one of them — and especially we love extended sets of photos from one single place, with different angles to every situation. That gives so much of context and helps understand your vision! Thank you!


  7. Ben Horne says:

    Your blog post reminds me of one by William Neill not too long ago. As fantastic as it is to travel to distant lands and return with great photos, we don’t HAVE to travel so far to get great shots. We are surrounded by beauty — especially close to home. I enjoyed your photos.

  8. Deigh says:

    Thanks so much for the beautiful and gentle nudge to get out and nourish my soul in my own backyard – the McKenzie River!!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Hi Art, those are wonderful photos. I know the feeling of being cooped up -looking out the office window and wanting to be out photographing. That was me today.

  10. These are all so beautiful…although I’m feeling a little bit chilly right now! LOL

  11. Werner Priller says:

    The bonsai rules!

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