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I’m an artist . . . but that’s not saying much, because I believe, and it is something that I have devoted my time heavily to convey, that art expression is an inherent property of human nature. The media may vary, but not the innate disposition.

Those that know me have heard my “talent-as-myth” diatribe all too often, and if you end up tuning in to my posts, you will encounter it soon enough. It is my goal to change the notion, which a great number of people resign to, that one needs to have “talent” to pursue the art they feel or want and am doing this on a daily basis through my program in the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

With that as preface, I will probably devote a portion of my posts to inspiring artists, but I also plan to impart other conceptions that I have about life in general, with the goal of elevating, encouraging, enlivening or energizing those who read them.

Let me begin with this:

I wish for you the ability to create for yourself all that your heart desires.

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The White Seal


The White Seal

While this is clearly a composite, a little anecdote goes with it. We stopped along the coast at a bay inaccessible by humans (who didn't have mountain goat in their lineage) that was overrun with pelicans, seagulls and seals. She was truly the only white seal amongst the crowd and alone on one rock in the middle of the water. There was one of those observation stands where you put a a couple quarters in and you could see everything through huge binoculars. It was the only place to stand that was up above the (darn) fence blocking the lenses of all the photographers there.

There was one guy standing on it when we arrived, with his long lens perched on the tourist binoculars and pointed towards this little white seal. She had her back to everyone. We stayed there quite a while, hoping to find another spot to stand above that (damn) fence and this best shooting spot hogger guy never budged from that spot.

I was about to give up and hike back up to the car and neared the observation stand. The spot hogger guy turned towards me and then climbed down indicating that I could have the spot ... mumbling irritatedly, "Good luck getting her to turn around" and hrrumpfed off.

As soon as I climbed up on the stand and pointed my long lens at her, she turned around––and kept turned around for another few minutes, just staring at me. Ha! I think I get to have the moniker of "seal whisperer" now ... ;o))). It was worth the wait; she had such a sweet face.

About the composite: when I got back home, the rocks in this shot reminded me more of something arctic, so I put the little seal in there and used a rainbow that I'd shot out of the car window on the drive, turned on it's side, for the aurora in the sky.

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Jim Warthman Toshi Nakamura and Landscape Photography


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49 comments:

  1. I can add 'seal whisper' to your LOOOOONNNNNGGGG list Robin Griggs Wood :O)

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  2. Thank you for the beautiful picture 👌 😊

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  4. Thanks for the back story, this is such a sweet shot!!

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  5. Robin Griggs Wood  *It’s our pleasure to select your beautiful photo as most excellent share on *BTP Landscape Pro
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  6. Super maravillosa me gusta saludos

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  7. Heehee! Well deserving the "seal whisperer" moniker it seems. Serves him right for hogging the spot
    Beautiful shot!

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  8. Wonderful colors and composition!!  Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!!  Please see the about tab of Landscape Photography !!  We have great new curators.   It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!

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  9. So beautiful and I really love your story!

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  11. Thank you so much, Ray Harris Jennifer Walton George Theo Sylvia R Katy Perry Fan parves khan Kelcey Putri Md. Shariful Islam Bruno Mars Fan Fan Gail Trunick Aditya KC Eliana Kremer Rainer Marti Firdous Khan Patt Dickson stephanise Rivers Christina Lihani Shelly Gunderson BTP Landscape Pro Chris Rademaker Dylan Johnson George Fletcher Margaret Tompkins Linda Villers Harshita Gupta Kassidy Robledo and Alexander Bud

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  12. I don't tend to comment, but... Wow! Hard to believe this is an actual photo of a live shot.

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  13. You captured the light so well. Bravo!

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  14. I Love the picture and the seal <3<3<3

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  15. Gail Trunick so beautiful as much you look

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  16. Margaret Tompkins so wonderful and beautiful

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