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Leaving a Trace

My Trace

No matter how hard people try to not leave a trace of themselves behind,

it is impossible to think that we will in deed be invisible.

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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Sometimes I feel that I should just let my photos do the talking. Here is one of those times. What I get from the photo may be completely different than you, so if you feel inclined to share your thoughts, by all means do. If not, enjoy it for what it is.

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I believe the time is finally coming. I have heard reports of leaves changing to their vibrant colors now, but I personally have not seen too much until recently. I am happy to see the leaves are making their way to other tonalities. I shot the included image south of Clinton, Mo. I actually shot two images and stiched them into one larger file, to allow more detail. In other words, instead of composing a more zoomed out shot, I shot two closer cropped shots horizontally and merged them into one larger image. I like how you can see the slight variations amongst the leaves. It lends to using your imagination to figure what color the leaves are going to turn exactly.

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Walking amongst a green field this weekend just before sunset, I saw this configuration of trees before me. It was so beautiful and peaceful. The air was getting cooler, and the sunlight was getting warmer. I set up my tripod, composed, and exposed this image. I just love the way the light reflects off the leaves and the colors are so vibrant. I believe that the tree on the right gives the image an intriguing value, while the trees to the left solidify the image. It was an awesome moment that my photograph can only attempt to be a model for the feeling in real life.

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