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Beautiful Eld Inlet at Sunset

This is a 16X20 poster I made during one of my “Beauty and the Soul” Workshops at the monks cottage at Eld Inlet (I misspelled it on the poster) in Olympia Washington. Gorgeous sunset reflected on still waters. Peace. Be Still. Reflect.

Jubilee Trail Photos

I love the 3 mile walk from my home to the beach and back in the very early morning when rabbits and squirrels are on the trail, and people aren’t. The squish squish sounds of my feet on gravel. The clop clop sound of my feet on the paved part of the path. The greens of the forest, the coolness as I enter the woods. The snags, the sounds of birds, the emptying of my mind and the gratitude I feel. I love the Madrona trees with their red peeling bark, the tall evergreens, the snags, the blackberries, even the new development that is being built next to the quiet forest.

This was once a munitions loading dock area in WWII, a time gone now, covered by trees that don’t remember, and birds that sing, and flowers that open their secret ┬áscents in the early morning light.

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Dan Travel: Ireland 2011

Ireland March 2011

These are some of my favorite photo compositions from our SMU Ireland trip.

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Manifestations of Beauty: Green Lake Kayaker at Sunset

Green Lake Kayaker at Sunset


I love this picture I composed of Green Lake in Seattle at Sunset. The natural beauty of this lake in the middle of very busy Seattle, with its thousands of families, walkers, bicyclists, and people in their own worlds listening to music on their phones; the natural beauty is amazing, and what draws all these people here.

I did three versions of this picture, the first version is the original picture which has the space needle in the distance, as well as three transmission towers on top of the hills, and a streak of white light, which is the headlights of a car, at the water’s edge. In the second two versions I eliminated the transmission towers and streak of light so that the emphasis could be on the peacefulness, and meditation, of a kayaker on a beautiful lake at sunset.

I love the shapes and forms of the tree limbs that I used to compose this photo, reflections of light on the water, how still and reflective the water is, and the gorgeous colors, as this kayaker glides in the beauty of it all.

My Favorite Posters: Sunset at Elde Inlet, Washington

Sunset at Eld Inlet, Washington

This is a 12X18 poster I made.
For 6 years Susan and I taught a weekend workshop for SMU students on “Beauty and the Soul” at the Monks Lodge on Eld Inlet. The place was beauty itself!
I love this sunset picture with its reflections on the slightly rippled waters, as we all reflect on the year that is ending and the year that is to come.
Happy New Year Soon!