Five Spot

A five spot, or better said a five dollar bill, does not get you much today. Below I share with you five images from five different photographers which will provide much and both stir your imagination, and satisfy any needs for art.

Jessica Jenny created this amazing shot of autumn along a peaceful river. Where I do not know, but really, who cares? Despite the riotous fall colors I find peace and rest in this image.

How about a Smoky Mountain stream in autumn. I have been there many times and after looking at this artful photo, she (The Smokies), is calling out my name.

Beautiful work from Tiffany Reed. I hope she did not get wet as the viewpoint for this one might suggest she did.

Sajan Afip created this powerful sunrise or sunset image of a pier. Perspective, is the word that comes to mind. Where we the viewers are in relationship to the primary subject of a photo, dictates not only what we see, but how we feel about that subject.

Wildlife images do not always need to be “in your face, so to speak. This photo of an Indigo Bunting was captured by Bobby Harrison and has a delicate and charming feeling to it. The composition balances the bird, the branch, and the leaves perfectly. A small bird in a big world.

Wow!! This dusk image of two Short-eared Owls in flight is spectacular. That is the time of day when they hunt and I have spent many an early evening with Short-ears doing this, but with no results at this level.

A photographer who uses the Planet Earth moniker for their business made this, and they prove that things that are not of but rather above the planet Earth, are pretty spectacular too. Amazing!!!

In what you see below, I am no way am I attempting to share comparable images to those above. I am just reminiscing about wonderful moments of my past.

Those that can do, do, and those that no longer can, simply remember when they could. Luckily with photography, we can always share those moments.

Without procreation, life will cease to exist. Regardless of species.

Telling nature’s story is a part of nature photography. I apologized to these dragonflies for staring at them, but admonished them for being so brazen.

Owls on the move are never an easy target. All owl images cannot be like the owls at dusk picture I showed you previously.

I caught this Snowy Owl in flight a thousand years ago or so it seems. I’ve made better of this species in flight, but this one has some powerful meanings and memories for me.

I found this Greater Roadrunner (beep, beep) you see posing with its back to me in New Mexico, a thousand or so years ago. I did get other images face and all, but there has always been something about this one that I enjoy. Maybe the bird is making a statement about how he/she feels about my presence.

I have been privileged to photograph some of North America’s most beautiful landscape destinations. My first was the Badlands of South Dakota. They say you always remember your first. I have gotten images there over the years in all kinds of light and weather. On this trip I got mixtures of cloudy days and even storms, as well as a bold sunrise, and a sunset with great skies, and also dramatic shadows.

Many photographers shun shadows. I loved them.
Tip of the day: always try to look down as well as out and up.

Everywhere I look, wherever I might be, I see what could be great images. If I am in the parking lot of a grocery store, I see pictures. Maybe gulls squabbling over some garbage. Maybe the way the morning light strikes an old classic car.

If photography is your thing, as a casual hobby, a serious one, a part time business, or a full time one, and it has been all of those things to me at one time or another, there is no end to the subjects we encounter each and every day. No matter where we are.

There is seeing, and then there is seeing!!!

Make sure you see with your mind and heart, not just with your eyes.

May God Bless!

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