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Take a look at these images! Is this not such an inviting place? My photography buddy William, and I definately found it pleasing to the eye and to all the senses for that matter. This spot is located at Knob Knoster State Park. I call it ‘Red Rock Corner”. For those who have my book, you have seen this place before. The shale like rock is consistently changing colors; I believe it has something to do with the seasons and correlating weather. Anyhow, it is a great subject for photographing, and the variations make it a spot to frequent periodically throughout the year. It should be noted that if you look the other way as in the black and white image, you will be greeted with a reflection pool bordered with lovely sycamores. How great! Awesome subjects both ways. I could go on and on about this spot. I do want to leave some mystery though; afterall the viewer must do more than nonchalantly stare at the images to fully appreciate them.

MT

 

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Even when not wetting a line in the North Fork, that is where I am. If it isn’t the river, its the woods bordering it. It is my sanctuary, my home, and my place of solitude. Nothing can get me when I am on the river or in the woods. Only the animals that frequent the woods will sense my presence. If I am lucky, not even they will recognize me. I want to be forgotten. Motionless, slowly breathing I will become a tree, become a rock in the river, or simply become nature itself.

I do my best to blend in, it is a pitiful atempt in all reality. I am not apart of nature. The Earth has become a sanctuary for humans and not so much for the creatures that originally were here.    “I know I am intruding but please let me stay”, I cry. They reject me at first. I am an intrusion. I don’t belong here. “Please, I want to stay”, I say again. “I will be quiet, I won’t even move from this tree”, I reassure them. Shhhh…..Don’t move, they are accepting me. They are curious, just like myself.

I once was a part of nature. Mankind was a part of nature. Relying on the land, self-suffiecent, respecting the earth they stood on. Where is that today? When do you stop and look at a leaf, think about the veins of life running throught it just like yourself, and appreciate the beauty in it. Simplicity. A word commonly ignored today. Well, tomorrow I head to simplicity. I will walk amongst the trees, walk along the rocky river bottom, and I will be where I should be. It is my life. Nature is the blood that runs through my veins.

MT

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