I think it is important that we all grow, adapt and adjust to changes in the world and in our lives. My work is now making it difficult for me to have the time and the mental space to do this blog. So I am not going to continue it.
There really are three reasons for this:
- As I mentioned, my present work is making it hard to do. I am excited that part of this work takes me back to earlier times where nature, science, writing and photography all came together for me. This includes starting up a YouTube channel on helping folks better understand the wonder and the science of nature and biology. I will let people know more about this on Facebook as I launch this later this fall.
- My work has long been about using visuals and words to communicate about our world, including photography, especially nature, but also about many other cool things I have been awed by. There is a lot today about photography on the Internet and in classes all over the place, everything from great to mediocre. However, much of it has lost the “communicate about the world” idea and simply is about impressing or trying to impress other photographers than seeing and connecting with the real world. It is photography about photography, making it a little too “inbred” for my interests. I know that is fun for a lot of people, and I wish them all the best, but it is not for me.
- Frankly, I have worked over the years doing so much how-to stuff that I have neglected at times who I really am and my deeper interests, so I need to honor those things.
Thanks to everyone who has read and followed my blog! I will still post to Facebook, including some behind the photography thoughts, and I will send occasional photo how-to ideas to my email list. My on-line course, The Art of Choice, will be available a little longer, but I will be closing that, too, in the not too distant future.