Poetry of the Earth

14 Jan
Poetry of the Earth

Poetry of the Earth

And he showed me things

Many beautiful things,

That I hadn’t thought to explore.

They were off my path,

So I never had dared.

I had been so careful,

I never had cared.


This is an image of Crawford Notch, in New Hampshire taken last fall on a scouting trip with my photo partner in crime (partner in photo?) David Pasillas. There is something very powerful and empowering about just exploring, finding beautiful spaces and the capturing memories. As I said in a recent interview with Laura Macky, I wonder how long some of these spaces will be around and I feel so grateful that I am able to see and experience them before they change, for better or (more likely) worse.


The sky was full of movement that day, opening and closing windows between the clouds. I took a few versions of this over the course of perhaps 15 minutes, and the highlights of the landscape were significantly different for each.


It wasn’t the golden hour, or the deep shadows of blue hour…but watching the light dance across the scene was its own brand of magic.

4 Responses to “Poetry of the Earth”

  1. Justin Avery (J.T. Avery Photography) January 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    When you are lucky enough to find a place that photographs nice during the day you can be sure it will look great during the golden hour of the sunrise or sunset. It’s also nice when you can get great photos during the day as it is more difficult. Great shot Shannon!

    • seeingspotsphoto January 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

      Yeah, I’m tempted to try getting up there for a weekend so I can revist a few places during the golden hour timeframes…just a matter of when. Lol I have been trying to get to a reservoir about an hour and a half away for twp weeks now, and still havent found time.

  2. sunsetdragon January 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm #


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