Thursday, March 15, 2012



I am really having fun with these images from the marsh. I get opportunities there that I don't get at home. We live in the forest, and we just do not get to see much of the dawn or dusk sky. I am often surprised when I go down the hill by the brightness and colors. Perhaps you see these skies all the time, but I do not, so I immerse myself into their vastness and colors.

I am still working on my issues of the ego. I understand that I am a good photographer, and that my work is appreciated by many. But I still become mired in self-doubt and I listen to the critic within whenever my work is not chosen for a juried show. I realize that I "win some and lose some", and that it all balances out, but I still want to be valued by others as a worthy artist.

The good news is that I am aware of this, and that I just keep on placing myself in situations where I get to practice my detachment from my ego. I have no idea how long it will take, but I am cautiously optimistic that  my learning from the lessons is becoming easier with each one.