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Monday, March 24th, 2014 | Author:

“The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him”. ~Auguste Rodin

The surprise lily is one of my favorite flowers. The petals almost look like brush strokes. There is great joy in exploring a flower and discovering all the possibilities among the patterns, shapes and colors. It is the easiest way I know to get into the creative “zone”.

Photo © Byron Jorjorian www.byronjorjorian.com

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 | Author:

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ” Henry David Thoreau

I love hiking in the forest in deep fog. Sometimes finding images in these conditions can be difficult at first. This is especially true if you have a preconceived idea of what you will see and photograph.  I have found however, that if I accept the fog, the light and the obscured view, images abound….

Photo © Byron Jorjorian    www.byronjorjorian.com

**On May 2-4 2014, I will be leading a workshop at Big South National Recreation Area where this image was created. You can find the details by clicking HERE or click on the workshop tab above.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 | Author:

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

― William Blake

Why do I photograph nature? I find great joy in discovering moments such as this in nature, and great satisfaction in sharing them. Maybe I can make someone’s day a little better as a result of sharing an image.

This morning while at one of my favorite sunrise spots, I considered a number of compositions. Then I decided to stand under the tree I was next to and use the overhanging limbs in the image.

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Monday, March 03rd, 2014 | Author:

“In every landscape should reside jewels of abstract art waiting to be discovered.” – Melissa Brown

I arose before dawn and traveled to one of my favorite places along the river. The interplay of morning sky and reflected foliage was miraculous…..

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