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Portland Japanese Gardens
Oregon, USA

My definition is that ‘Wisdom’ is the proper execution of accumulated knowledge to reinforce truth.  As the years have gone by and I realize that my time left on this planet is shortened daily, I find it increasingly difficult to hold my tongue.

As a Wilderness Landscape Photographer there is a sacred truth that I believe should be held in the highest regard when displaying the beauty of nature.  Today many do not share this belief and to my dismay some of them self-proclaim the title of ‘The Best in the World”.  Even sadder is the gullible and sheep like masses following them whom they have entrapped in their GREAT LIES.  

In my photography I live by a simple rule, Don’t Fake It!  And for others who choose to ‘Fake It’ then at least be honest enough to say you did claiming ‘Artistic License’ or some other such ridiculous posturing.

Nothing chaps my ass more than to watch as a photographer, claiming the status of ‘Fine Artist’, or ‘Master’, cheapen the purity of the natural world we live in by lying to the general public at large.  Many of them have done it on such a grand scale it surely borders on criminal.  Usually their lies are born out of sheer laziness, because they didn’t want to ‘come back’ or didn’t have the patience to ‘wait’ for the perfect moment.

Nearly 11 years ago I started photographing this lovely little tree in my hometown of Portland Oregon and I have watched as this amazing specimen and example of natures majestic beauty, has been mutilated by others as ‘art’ and been appalled by their statements of purity.  It sickens me!  And, I can no longer stand by idle and do nothing to mend the damage these so called ‘Master Fine Art’ artists have irrevocably done.

This is the way this stunning little tree really looks at the peak of its fall color change,

This image is REAL!  And that’s Wisdom speaking.

See Ya On the Trail!


Field Notes
Camera:  Arca Swiss RL3d Large Format    
Lens:  40mm
Aperture:  22.3
Exposure:  8 Seconds
Film:  Phase One IQ180 (iso35)