I call it work or editing but it really is a pleasure for me. With every image I re-live a small part of the trip. So many incredible memories are there for me and when I look at each picture I instantly remember where I was and what I was doing. And I smile! I have stood in flowing rivers, on snow and ice, in valleys and on mountains. I have wandered in the rain, sun, wind, heat and cold. I have lived every single moment. I have lived! The smells of wildflowers and salty ocean breezes, cool mountain winds and musty lowlands. The sounds of the many birds I met, grunts of animals, the babbling brooks and rushing rivers. These are forever a part of who I am. And I will cherish them always.
The pictures have all been edited and printed. I spent today matting some of those that need matting. I still have more to finish but I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I should be finished by midweek. Preparing for this gallery show has been very exciting and fulfilling. To share a glimpse of what I saw and bring a small part of who I am to this show is a wonderful feeling. I am so fortunate to be allowed this opportunity!
Recently while messaging with a friend in another state he wrote, "you are a great story teller and every picture you snap another story is told." That right there is probably the greatest honor I have ever received in regards to my photos. When I see a photograph or a painting that I like it's because it causes me to pause. I feel something connecting me to that image. I feel a part of its story. If I am able to do that for someone else with my photographs then I know I am doing something right.
I am very honored to be able to share my photographs with you. I only hope they bring you some of the pleasure they bring me.