Sunday, January 08, 2012

“My experience reinforced my sense of dedication to use my art form of photography as an inspiration for others to work together to save nature’s places of spiritual sanctuary for future generations.” Clyde Butcher


LKD said...

That and the photo below are seriously, seriously beautiful.

Maggie said...

I think so, too. I was in awe at his gallery in the Everglades. I am looking for the photo I would have bought if I had some petty cash to toss around (14 K or something), but I can't tell you, explain, the places I went as I looked at it and into it. I think he is one of the best out there today.

If I find a pic of it, I shall post it. It might be on his Everglades gallery page.

I don't know if I mentioned on my blog all of the amazing places we visited in the Everglades, but I want to mention that I plan to read The Orchid Thief after hearing the story of how the book came to be, and the movie, Adaptation. We drove by the road to the Fackahatchee Strand State Preserve but did not have time to go. And I am not much of one for heat, but I plan to go back and do a swamp walk to see those little imps--the Ghost Orchids. They are but one of many orchids out there, which you can only see if you swamp walk, but they intrigue me the most.

I have my sister's curiosity, but not her fearlessness. She lives on the edge. She weighs out risks, but she still does things I would never see myself doing. She is an amazing photojournalist in her own right and has taken some photos that would take you to you knees.

Me, I want to go out there and explore, but I am riddled with fear. Maybe one day I will evolve. I have not given up hope!

By the way, when I was on my way to a meeting today, I do believe the author of The Orchid Thief was being interviewed in NPR about her new book--something about Rin Tin Tin, I think.