The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

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“No Lesson”

Blue beach house, Galveston, TX, February 2011

“Now let silence speak.
As that begins, we will start out.”

– Rumi

I really like this image.

Every time I look at it my spirit just stops. And relaxes.

And feels deep pleasure in knowing that there are some moments in time that things are just beautiful, and that is all and everything.

I can’t express the way it felt to come upon this house and see the exact match of house and sky in color. Who could have known the tonality of stormy skies, and found a way to match it on wood? What timing of the universe had me walking by at that moment, as the light made this collaboration possible?

Both God and the architect are masters.

(And the jeweler who placed the necklace of trash cans is also to be commended.)

I sat with this photograph, and thought and thought about what article or lesson I could write for my weekly “Life Reflections.” And kept coming up with nothing.

Because I just like looking at it…feeling the quiet joy of of making the image, the perfect day I had…and that is enough.

This is the inner path of photography.

No lesson needed.

A New Year’s Wish & Song…

“Family Dancing” c. 2008, Heidi Straube

May you dance gracefully

on the tips of the waves
in the flow of the current
the sea of life

As we dive into the unknown of 2011

I wish you

the bliss of joy
the strength for challenges

memory of you




Kabir’s Song

Being Present…

“Dawn Patrol,” September 11, 2010, Provincetown, Massachusetts

“Photography is about being exquisitely present.”
Joel Meyerowitz

A misshapen rock. Mud flats. A chilly early morning. Not necessarily what you’d think of when making a picture.

But there is that sacred moment in time when all comes together, and the light graces us with the beauty inherent in all.

Perhaps as we are still, patient, and allow the silence within,  the light will also illumine the unseen beauty in our lives.

New “Feet Up Across the World!” Image

Remember when I wrote  a series of articles about how my one off the cuff picture of my feet in the bluebonnets turned into a series of signature images of feet where ever I went?

Here’s a new addition.

I’m in Truro/Provincetown, Massachusetts…getting ready for a workshop with Joel Meyerowitz, a master photographer who I greatly admire.

This is the view from my room’s balcony…historic cottages of Provincetown (and lovely feet of course!)

We start tomorrow afternoon…I’ll be sharing what I learned, stay tuned!

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