Monthly Archives: March 2011

Discovering Yourself in Your Pictures

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In the final analysis photography is a search.  It is a visual pursuit of both questions and answers.  Most of those questions (and maybe answers) turn out to be as much about ourselves as anything else.  I think that is … Continue reading

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A Voice in The Wind

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Native American Prayer Oh, Great Spirit Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty … Continue reading

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Another One (post)

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Reflecting. Vertically that is. Female Red-winged Blackbird in a cattail marsh. Immature European Starling. Caspian Terns. Pop and his kid….or kit. Lil pal.  Salamander. Wild Columbine. We have some incredible national parks in the U.S.   Sometimes we forget the lesser known … Continue reading

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Our Creative Urges

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My records show that my last post was the 100th on the Earth Images Blog.  Please no parties.  When we compose our photographs the one question that warrants asking is should our composition be a careful methodical exercise, or should it be quick … Continue reading

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Your Neighbors Are Watching You

By Ron Toel Milwaukee and Madison are part of a large Metro Area, but the rest of Wisconsin is still a more rural burb than city. If one attends any gathering of people……at a coffee shop, or just leaning on … Continue reading

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Eagles Etc.

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Bald Eagles/A two-way street! Sushi for breakfast. Always land into the wind. I truly love photographing in national parks.  Still America has a million pictures to be made right alongside our roadways.  This rock form was in northern New Mexico. … Continue reading

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The Rocky Road to Freedom

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I had just spent a night of deep sleep.  I parked my blanket and myself about 200 feet downhill from my car and alongside a mountain stream and rapids.  It can be difficult to sleep out-of-doors but rapids and waterfalls have always … Continue reading

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Animal Behavior by Ron Toel

Animal behavior was one of the two favorite classes I took in college….The other was form and function which is the study of why body parts are shed in the best possible way depending upon the function they perform. Never … Continue reading

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Varied Themes

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Rocky Mt. N.P., Colorado Upsom Falls, Wisconsin. Geraniums & Oak. Sandhill Cranes. Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Killdeer.  A road is not the place to rest.  A blow of the horn sent it flying. Virginia Rail. Male Ring-necked Pheasants. Red Fox kits. … Continue reading

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The ABCs

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When I taught photography workshops and seminars, and I was working with novices, I always began any instruction with aperture and shutter speed.  Obviously when I worked with experienced photographers we began on the other side of those subjects, although … Continue reading

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