Monday, July 11, 2011

Caddo Once Again

Great Blue Heron, Caddo Lake, Uncertain, Texas
It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it."...Theodore Roosevelt

OK, last Caddo today - I promise....If truth be told I am working on a gallery show of National Parks to include other locations that need to be mindfully looked after. This is not a new idea by any stretch of the imagination. Personally I discovered the National Parks late in life and wondered why this was never something we spent any time on in school...maybe I had to show up for school a few more times.

My first encounter with the Parks was about three years ago when I attended a workshop in Death Valley - since that time I have traveled to Yosemite, Zion, The Everglades, and, although they are not National Parks, Caddo Lake and Iceland. This summer I plan to return to Iceland (actually in 10 days) and sometime after that make a trek out west to visit a few more of these wonderful locations. Upon returning from that Death Valley workshop I watched the Ken Burn's documentary about our National Parks and that really hit home...How could someone get to be 64 and not know about these parks....

I am working on this project with several like-minded emerging photographers met along the photo trails in some of these very locations. The idea is a traveling show with a percentage of the income being donated to charity - have yet to figure out what charity but then we are still in the planning stages. The show will open on November 10th in Carmel, Indiana - stay tuned to these pages for more information.

Image Management:

Canon 5D II
70-200MM Lens
photoshop CS5
Lightroom 3