Mission

Mission

Art, science and progressive politics—why should they be separate domains? Serious art is a way of knowing the world: how to get along with others, what's out there in the world, what to admire, what to be wary of—in short, how to life. Science explores the...

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Of Processing and Overprocessing

Of Processing and Overprocessing

As I demonstrated in my last post, we photographers are always processing our images to narrow the gap between what our sensors record and how we envision the subjects of our photographs. This may or may not be what we actually saw—if we remember it! There are many...

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Hot Air Balloon Over Cappadocia

Hot Air Balloon Over Cappadocia

Every photograph in Earthforms has a story behind it and dozens more photographs that I took that day in that place. I could only offer a short summary in the captions in the back of the book, which also had to supply geological information. During my round-the-world...

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The Ice Canyon on the Edge of the Gobi

The Ice Canyon on the Edge of the Gobi

On pages 42 and 43 of Earthforms there are two photographs of the Ice Canyon at Yolyn Am, Mongolia. Here is the story of the day I photographed them, May 13, 2014, during my trip around the world Our driver Ohchkee (who spoke no English) picked us up in his roomy SUV...

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The Golden Eagle and Me

The Golden Eagle and Me

Here I am with a golden eagle on my arm in Mongolia. In the northwest of the country men hunt with trained golden eagles, and one fellow had one that he allowed to pose with tourists on the way to the Genghis Khan memorial outside of Ulaan Baator, May, 2014.

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RockQuest, August 2019.1: PLOUMENAC’H

RockQuest, August 2019.1: PLOUMENAC’H

My partner, Pam, and I had visited Sardinia last year, finding it full of fascinating rocks and archeological sites. So I figured this year we should look for the same in Corsica, situated just north of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. This island, about a third the...

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