August 29, 2017

On the Joy, Necessity and Importance of Mistakes

Where would we be without mistakes?  Probably still living in trees:

After making some mistakes and accidentally discovering that hacking the pano function on my iPod Touch can lead to striking and dramatic images (as shown in the above video), I began to make this practice purposeful.

Riding the Wave

I am so glad to have discovered this approach.  Since anyone with a smart phone can document an inherently beautiful scene, such as the Cape Cod National Seashore, I am always on the lookout for ways to take capturing life to the next level.

Any Value Added?

Tranquility - Provincetown Harbor

Sailing is one of my favorite things - yet with a simple image it is hard to capture the plethora of sensory inputs.

Sailing, Sailing
The Cape Cod National Seashore is no doubt an incredible place.  I am so grateful to the visionary people that preserved this natural jewel.

The Cold Ocean Promotes Health

I am also grateful for the mistakes that led me to capture the beauty in this manner:

Shoreline and Stairs
Professor John Nordell directs the Visual and Digital Arts Program at American International College in Springfield, Mass. He blogs about the creative process at  


rrahbit said...

this is awesome... maybe some zentangle patterns in there too ! thank you ...

John Nordell said...

Thank you Randy. Ah yes, Zentangle is everywhere!