… we are a part of life on earth and somehow or some way we fit into all that is, even though it can be difficult to discern how or why some days … but as long as we have it, we are here and contribute to the symphony that is life. The photo above is of some moon jelly fish at Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39 in San Francisco where I did a shoot years ago. They are translucent and seemingly adrift in their own universe … and beautiful!
Below is a shot of the splash left by a common merganser a split second after he dove for food at Lake Pleasant. It is beauty in its own right and a reminder of the temporal nature of our own lives … a burst of beauty and then as the ripples move out in concentric circles they fade until the water is smooth and as undisturbed as before … yet there was life and beauty … it was here …
Into a new week and methinks a very good one … lunch with friends at T. Cook’s in Phoenix today and then continuing work on presentations scheduled for this fall … and more jewelry making. Live life each day, keep breathing, smile and be kind … it might be contagious 🙂
If you have spoken something beautiful,
Or touched the dead canvas to life,
Or made the cold stone to speak—
You who know the secret heart of beauty
If you have done one thing
That has made gentler the churlish world,
Though mankind pass you by,
And feed and clothe you grudgingly—
Though the world starve you,
And God not answer your nightly prayers,
And you grow old hungering still at heart,
And walk friendless in your way,
And lie down at last forgotten—
If all this befalls you who have created beauty,
You shall still leave a bequest to the world
Greater than institutions and rules and commerce;
And by the immutable law of human heart
The God of the universe is your debtor,
If you have made gentler the churlish world.
If You Have Made Gentler The Churlish World by Max Ehrmann
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In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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