01-11-14 Pretty In Pink

If I had a true scientific interest in coral, I would have answers to the many things I wonder about when I look at it. I wonder, for example, about the many ways that coral seems to organize itself. I wonder about the age of coral we find along the shore. And in the case…

01-10-14 Morning Joe

This photo is entirely serendipitous. As I was filling my coffee cup from the airpot I keep next to my computer, I noticed the intricate pattern of bubbles that each jet of coffee was creating. I quickly grabbed my camera and took a few photos. A perfectionist would have spend more time in an attempt…

01-08-14 Procession

I encountered this tree branch on a short hike on a rainy day while Deb and I were sailing in the Virgin Islands. I’m not sure if the caterpillars were seeking shelter from the rain on the underside of the branch or if they were up to something else. Though what caterpillars might be “up…

01-03-14 Countless Unseen Details

I have written about the “countless unseen details” that artists concentrate in their attempt to approach the “sublime” in their creations. In the case of this composite photo of brain coral, my title refers to Nature as the creator, not me. Frankly, all I did was record and compile the detail in this coral. But,…

09-18-13 Scaling Down

Since I talked about the immense scale of Alaska yesterday, I thought it would be proper to show the smaller side of nature. In the context of looking at mountains, forests and glaciers, it’s easy to miss things that are under foot some times. Of course, this is the power that we have as photographers….