November 18, 2010

The Country Bumpkin in New York Mindset: On Cultivating Wide-Eyed Wonder

Coming soon:  I will offer a limited number (20) of specially priced Holiday Boxed Print Sets.   Each buyer can choose five images from this website and will then receive five 8 X 10 prints for $97.  I will announce the sale first to Create Look Enjoy subscribers.  If you have not yet subscribed, I invite you to do so now!

Enjoy | Delight in Life

I live in a Western Massachusetts former mill town nestled among farms along the Connecticut River.  I enjoy watching the corn grow.  So my annual trip with students to attend the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City presents a delightful contrast.

Crosstown Bus

 Walking several blocks in New York I can see more people than I see in a day at home.

Uptown Subway

Bus and subway travel feel like carnival rides.

Nice Place to Visit

Wonder comes easy on visits like these.  Cultivating such wide-eyed appreciation on a daily basis is my goal.

My teaching colleague, black and white landscape photographer Michael Zide, captures the wonders of nature.  On behalf of Manfrotto, he spoke at PhotoPlus.

Personal Vision

Years ago, lost in the desert on a photographic expedition, the tracks left by Mr. Zides's huge Gitzo tripod led rescuers to him.  Today, he uses this modern version.

Zide has a special print offering to benefit wildlife and habitat restoration in the oil spoiled Gulf of Mexico.  Take a look.

Tech Tips: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70 mm, ISO range 200 -2500.  ©2010 John Nordell