Outside…

of the frame.

DSC_2513Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

A hike in the mountains with me isn’t for the faint of heart because rarely is reaching the summit important, and the person that can come with me and take pleasure as well in the findings along the way is a true gem.

The woods are full of stories. Stories of rebirth, life and death struggles, hope and renewal. We found these scars encircling this tree scraping higher and higher. All around were other trees burned, some to charcoal, others merely kissed by flames.

Black bear we figured. We like to think he survived the fire of 2017 but can only imagine how many animals did not.

I had a recent review of a group of five photographs done by an industry professional whose words struck a chord with me. He referenced a serenity and poetic quality in my work and spoke of how most offered elements that existed outside of the frame.

I’m still thinking about those words and how to dig deeper, not just when I have my camera in hand but every day for it’s not just in the image where elements exist outside of the frame. 

Something to think about as this year draws to a close…

2 thoughts on “Outside…”

  1. So it is not just “The Mother” that appreciates your pictures and your words. Good for you and I also think your work is getting better and better and look forward to each new blog. On Dec 1, 2018 7:27 AM, “it’s (almost always) about the water…” wrote:

    > sherylrgarrison posted: “of the frame. Every action of your life touches > on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. Edwin Hubbell Chapin A hike in > the mountains with me isn’t for the faint of heart because rarely is > reaching the summit important, and the person that can come” >

  2. I couldn’t agree more with the reviewer, as I would have used those words myself to describe your work. They apply to your entire body of work, which must be deeply satisfying to you. As viewers, we have the added benefit of the bits our thoughts lead to, the bits that are hinted at or suggested by your choice of what to retain and what to leave out. Thank you, as always.

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