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Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park

Since the start of retirement in 2012, I have been studying and furthering a mastery of the magical art of light and shadow, bird on the wing or coastline shrouded in fog.


For over forty years I was a clergyman, ironically counseling parishioners nearing retirement to try to look back and identify the things they enjoyed doing as a young child and possibly see within them a clue to deeper passions and interests inviting rediscovery at this third chapter of life. Almost a year after I was already immersed in my new pursuit of photography did it dawn on me that as a third grader I had built a “camera” out of a cardboard box using a variety of strengths of plastic lenses from Woolworth’s, each held by an empty paper-towel roll. Ah, yes, it was Picasso who cautioned, "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." 


So here I am standing beside the staggering beauty of the Icefields Parkway in Jaspers National Park. I hope it shows in my face what Immanuel Kant knew so well he had it engraved on his tombstone: “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral universe within me.”

The Columbia, Snake, and Palouse Rivers


Thanks for visiting my website. Double-clicking on any gallery image opens a larger version. Many of the photographs are taken close to where I live either in Chapel Hill or the lake region of western Maine. Others are from travels and adventures farther away and entirely new to me. Since the beginning I've been using Canon equipment and Lightroom and Photoshop for processing and editing.

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