Light in the Water
Shoulders of the Gods
‘Light in the Water’… can offer a variety of interpretations… including portraying access to the incredible beauty of our underwater world that opens to a diver carrying a light or to a photographer using a strobe. Then there is the metaphysical thought that the ‘light’ in the water can be a metaphor for ‘life’. ‘Light in the Water’ has been a work in progress, at least in my mind, for many, many years. I am pleased that it is finally in tangible form and hope that it is and will be enjoyed by everyone for years to come.
I struggled with the title probably more so than necessary, finally selecting it one early evening sipping an adult beverage with Barbara on a lanai in Hawaii. It can offer a variety of interpretations… including portraying access to the incredible beauty of our underwater world that opens to a diver carrying a light or to a photographer using a strobe. Then there is the metaphysical thought that the ‘light’ in the water can be a metaphor for ‘life’. Either way I sincerely hope you have as much fun browsing through ‘Light in the Water ‘ as I had creating and producing it.
Shoulders of the Gods… The Magic of Mountains… realistically has been a work in progress most of my life. I grew up in the California Sierra and when not at or in the ocean… my time is spent in the mountains. So this work truly is a life long labour of love. I live on the flank of the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Canada, where incredible scenery is literally just outside the door. Some of these photographs were taken less than five minutes from our house… some right off the porch! Indeed I am a lucky fellow.
Historians generally consider the year 1890 as the close of the American Frontier. By then most of the western United States had been settled, ranches and farms developed, communities established, and roads and railroads constructed. The mining boomtowns like Virginia City built on the lure of overnight riches were mostly but a memory. But then there was the rest of Nevada. The great mining booms at Tonopah…1900, Goldfield…1902 and Rhyolite…1904 were truly the last blossoming of the Old West.
Emerald Isles, Sapphire Seas
Desperate Dreams Presentation DVD
Travel with me around the world underwater within the band of Tropics.