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Photography: in lieu of painting…

Juvenile Texas Rat Snake

My mother is a painter. Her passion is plants and one of her many gifts is painting. One of those gifts, that when it comes easy,  you tend not to pursue it. She is a wonderful portrait artist and I always just wanted to be able to paint a landscape that I was proud of.

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself  –Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, I began to take pictures of what I wished that I could paint and here are a few I took in the last couple of weeks. Composition is my favorite challenge. To take something ordinary and present it in such a way that people can say, I’ve never noticed how beautiful that could be…

Looking up at Thanksgiving Tower, Dallas, Texas

The cool front approaches and meets the warm August air

All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power   –Lao Tzu

Purple Nightshade and Prairie Coneflower in the sunrise

The Waxing Crescent of August 20, 2012

From sunrise to sunset, today will be thirteen hours and four minutes long. Remember to watch…

This entry was published on August 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm. It’s filed under 30 Days of Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Photography: in lieu of painting…

  1. sydney mcgee on said:

    My favourite one is the cold front arriving….was hard to pick just one!!
    I happened to see the wonderful Moon last nite, too!!

  2. Very nice series of shots — like them a lot

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