Beyond The Campfire was created to encourage readers to explore the great outdoors and to observe it close up. Get out and take a hike, go fishing or canoeing, or simply stretch out on a blanket under a summer sky...and take your camera along. We'll talk about combining outdoor activities with photography. We'll look at everything from improving your understanding of the basics of photography to more advanced techniques including things like how to see photographically and capturing the light. We'll explore the night sky, location shoots, using off camera speedlights along with nature and landscape. Grab your camera...strap on your hiking boots...and join me. I think you will enjoy the adventure.

Prairie Sunrise

Prairie Sunrise
Prairie Sunrise

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Have You Ever?

Have you ever seen a prairie sunrise?

Have you ever felt the prairie wind or heard it sing with a soft voice?

Have you ever stood alone atop a prairie knoll and lifted your eyes toward a sky filled with blue so deep you want to pull it close with your embrace? Have you ever felt truly alone with nature in a place where even when spinning slowly you see nothing man made?

Have you ever stood fully exposed in the face of a prairie storm?

Have you ever sat motionless on the downward roll of a prairie arroyo as the day fell toward a new slumber wishing it would never end?

Have you ever cast your hopes toward the heavens riding on the wings of prairie birds?

Have you ever truly let go and felt at one with creation?

There is a place where all of your have-you-ever's can be discovered then locked away inside the memory of your soul...Have you ever tried to find it?

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