Thanks! And Hope…   9 comments


Cobscook Bay

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Happy Thanksgiving to all!

The way I see it, it has been an incredible year. Since this time last year, I’ve been fortunate enough to continue doing what I love, part of which is sharing the results with all of you. The friends I’ve met and the camaraderie we’ve shared is truly something special, so thank you for following along and hooking up with me, as I have in turn been watching what you create.

This has also been a year of extraordinary change, both in the world and in our perspectives on what we’re doing here. Having been around for better than a half century now, I can’t recall a period of such transformation, save perhaps for the late ’60s. Some of the changes may be unsettling for some, but I can’t help but think that it will result in something better for all of us. At the very least, things aren’t boring and certain, which suits me.

There is currently – and always will be – suffering in the world, and on this Thanksgiving I think of all the people who are actively transforming (or even maintaining!) the status quo at their own peril, hoping for a better, freer, and safer place to be. Not all of us will agree with their messages or methods, either side, but their dedication should never be challenged, nor should their perspective be marginalized. As always, no one perspective is the single ‘right’ way, but neither can anyone ever be 100% wrong. There is something important to all points of view; now it’s a matter of figuring out how they – and we – will fit together.

We’re living in a time of unprecedented adventure. Will we make it? Sometimes it seems like a horse race, but we can hold out Hope, which is really all we can hope to have anyway. In the meantime, as photographers and creatives, we can satisfy ourselves by finding the beautiful things in the world and bringing them home to share with others. In a rather big way, that’s what gives me Hope.

So, thanks for what you do… you enrich the lives of others with your creativity and thoughtfulness.

Rob

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The image was taken at Cobscook Bay State Park in northern coastal Maine. Although it’s an HDR taken from eleven exposures, it would look much the same if I used the single middle exposure… the sunrise really was that spectacular. 

 
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9 responses to “Thanks! And Hope…

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  1. Wonderful post Rob and stunning photo. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Hi Rob,

    Wow, gorgeous shot! Thanks to you for sharing your knowledge, and the beauty of your work. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Inspired writing and a wonderful post. Sunrise is the hope of a new day, a regeneration and a rebirth and a highly appropriate symbol for Thanksgiving.

  4. Fantastic picture Rob! Happy Thanksgiving from here in the UK!

  5. Thank you for sharing your gift Rob. Your tutorials and images have certainly have inspired us who follow your work.

  6. Wonderful image Rob! Hope you and yours had a great Thanksgiving!

  7. A wonderful blog post and most incredible photograph, my friend! I love it, Rob, great great capture.

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