Category Archives: Photography

MINDFULNESS AND CREATIVITY

NOTE: This post was first published in February 2015. “Mindfulness” is everywhere these days, sometimes in unexpected places. My friend and photography teacher, James Martin, forwarded two excellent, short video conversations with Jay Maisel, the acclaimed photographer. What Maisel said … Continue reading

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BURMA AND BANGKOK

Burma and Bangkok offer many photo ops, but first, who can resist a cat picture? These feral cats could live anywhere. In this case, they hang around a Buddhist nunnery in Yangon and are well fed, as you can see. … Continue reading

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ON THE ROAD IN BURMA

The internet is working in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Burma, so here are a few photos from some of the places we’ve been during last week’s internet-less world.  Eventually I will write something about this country but it is overwhelming right … Continue reading

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PHOTOS FROM A WEDDING IN MAINE

Last weekend our son Nathaniel (Nate) Popik married Suzanna Elkin at a beach wedding in Stonington, Maine, surrounded by family, friends and the occasional passing lobster boat. As promised, here are some photos from the happy occasion.        

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MOUNTAINS AND MOLEHILLS

    Why make  mountains out of  molehills?  Sometimes there are items I would like to share that don’t lend themselves to an entire blog.  Here are a few of them with links where appropriate:     15 WAYS TO BE … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHY AND STORY

The best thing about great photography is that it tells a story without words. It may set the stage for different stories, but that’s not important. The crucial part is that the photo “says” something for every viewer, something that … Continue reading

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FIVE FAVORITE BLOGS

  If you’re like me, you don’t like to spend much time reading blogs. (That’s one reason I keep this one to 300 words or less.) However, there are many blogs out there that are clearly written and full of … Continue reading

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LIONS, SAFARIS AND LIFE CYCLES

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  If you want to understand the human life cycles, I suggest going on safari in Africa.  It’s all there:  baby animals following their parents; teenage males trying to be scary; adult male lions in the prime of life (and … Continue reading

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CATS LARGE AND SMALL

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These are some pictures of cats from a recent photo safari in Tanzania.  When I have recovered from jet lag and can think straight, I may have some impressions to share.  In the meantime, I’m posting these kitty photos because you … Continue reading

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A RHINO CRASHES

I have been looking up the names of animal herds in preparation for a trip to Tanzania. Some of the names are weird (A murder of crows) and others are descriptive (A bloat of hippos). The photo on the right … Continue reading

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