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Grumpy Old Guy

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23. Thank you so much thatcrowwoman
Wed Nov 29, 2023, 02:26 AM
Nov 2023

Last edited Wed Nov 29, 2023, 03:11 AM - Edit history (1)

Dear Thatcrowwoman,

Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean so much to me. It has taken me awhile to respond, because I hardly know where to begin. I am touched that my photo has brought you a little bit of peace and calm to start your day.

If I had to describe my philosophy with regards to photography, it would be this. There is so much beauty in this world, and much of it is right there in front of us. We just have to open our eyes to see it. Many people go about their business everyday and never take note of it. I may have to drive for a few hours, or even a few days, or go without sleep, but the beauty is there to be found.

I try, with my photography, to show people things that they would not normally see. A full moon is one example. A shorebird hunting for its next meal, a meteor shower in the middle of the desert, a herd of wild horses, a solar or lunar eclipse, a wild burro foraging in the desert, a Hawaiian rain forest, a giant sea turtle, a monarch butterfly on a milkweed plant, a spider weaving a web, and the Milky Way stretching across the night sky are all subjects that I’ve tried to capture. I can’t paint, I can’t sing or write music, but I know how to use a camera. That is my instrument.

I know about Tikkun Olam. I tried to instill it in my children, and now that they’re adults I can see it in them. We don’t always get along, but I know they are good people who want to make this world a better place.

Thank you again. I am deeply touched by your kind words.

Also, the world is a better place because Paul McCartney is in it.

Grumpy Old Guy

Outstanding photograph Tarzanrock Nov 2023 #1
Thank you! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #2
Wow! jpak Nov 2023 #3
Thanks! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #24
omb. AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #4
Baldwin Hills enid602 Nov 2023 #5
ok. i know where balwdin hills is . eggscllent shot. AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #11
You are correct. Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #25
Beautiful grumpy! HAB911 Nov 2023 #6
Thank you! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #16
Terrific shot !! Basic LA Nov 2023 #7
Thank you! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #17
Magnificent, Grumpy Old Guy. Many thanks for sharing. thatcrowwoman Nov 2023 #8
Thank you so much thatcrowwoman Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #23
Ah, these are such magnificent photos, my dear Grumpy! CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2023 #9
Yes and no. Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #18
Thanks for the details! Those are really stunning photos. I won't be trying that trail, even though the view is great! CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2023 #22
Marvelous photograph! Mousetoescamper Nov 2023 #10
Thank you Mousetoescamper, much appreciated. Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #19
What a lovely shot! justaprogressive Nov 2023 #12
Almost! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #14
Wow, beautiful picture, would make an awesome puzzle! nt intheozone Nov 2023 #13
Wow! That would make me crazy! LOL! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #20
Very cool Bundbuster Nov 2023 #15
Thanks Bundbuster! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #21
Would make a good postcard to sell on Zazzle or redbubble Demovictory9 Nov 2023 #26
Good idea, thanks! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #28
Super beautiful shot - kudos! Alice Kramden Nov 2023 #27
Thank you! Grumpy Old Guy Nov 2023 #29
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