Judgemental Portrait

The cool air carried the smell of alcohol over the crowded sidewalks.  Laughter, release and the midday breeze embraced the streets like a song from an 80’s sitcom . . . where everybody knows your name. I can judge the moment or  . . . trace the light with my lens. We choose to surrender to this…

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Discover The Portrait

It was cold and my fingers were numb.  Though, the sunlight was beautiful. I traced the light with my lens. I heard the fall leaves crackle under my feet as I walked across the faded green lawn.  I would pause and let the sun kiss my face. The American flag clapped and whirled as it…

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Portrait Shows Truth

Some things are not always what they seem.  Yet change is a direction worth understanding and light does not lie. I came here to find an outlet and I discovered a reason.  No reason should be left uncovered because it can lead to deeper truth. It dawned on me that I needed to shift to the…

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Her Portrait Stands

Hard work takes you to the moment you’ve been dreaming about.  Seek every opportunity, without hesitation and release any anchors. She had purpose and her focus was set on her intentions.  The only thing she abandoned was her fear. The day was over but the sun was still hot.  The smell of the dirt, as…

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Brutal Truth

truth noun ˈtrüth Something which would probably upset a great many of people if it were known and made public . . . Truth. Urban Dictionary ~ How would you define truth?  Brutal honesty:  You look fat in those jeans! I’ve been processing the value of brutal honesty for awhile.  As a songwriter I always craved brutal honesty…

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Color Me Portrait

Her joy led me in as her smile captivated my soul.  She was a colorful light and my lens discovered freedom once again. Run with me again. Sprint to this finish line with zeal upon your heart for life’s race has many colors. Colors that you’ve never realized. Not because your eyes were closed. Not…

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Child Portrait

The child. Resting humbly, not from exhaustion but from smiling, dreaming and living. This pause is framed in poetic assurance that the playful past will repeat.  I sing. I traced her with my lens.  I covered her in darkness, then in folded rest she brought forth light. Her shadows are not dark; contrarily, her shadows…

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The Luge Trail Run

This Modjeska Canyon trail run was aggressive and challenging! I remember mountain biking The Luge trail years ago in Modjeska Canyon. I didn’t remember if it was a manageable trail for running though.  What I discovered was brutal! It was a challenge!  This was a narrow single-track trail with rocky switchbacks and steep downhill runs . .…

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Athletic: Stretch

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet. ~ Jeremy Bentham Week Twelve – Athletic:  StretchThe 12th photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal.  A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of James Olmos. There’s a few sub attributes in my Athletic category.  I thought…

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Perceptive

Week Two – Perceptive People speak volumes about themselves in the simplicity of being; we only need “eyes” to acknowledge it and process it. The 2nd photo entry for my weekly Self Portrait Journal. A 52 week glimpse into the attributes of James Olmos. I see. Sometimes I sit in silence with my eyes closed.…

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