@rastabodhisattva ~ looks up at the majesty that is Cathedral Gorge State Park in Southern Nevada. Both these images were shot using the #Rokinon 7.5mm Fisheye lens; for those of you who asked. 😉 Check out @rastabodhisattva for more photos. 🌀

@rastabodhisattva ~ looks up at the majesty that is Cathedral Gorge State Park in Southern Nevada. Both these images were shot using the #Rokinon 7.5mm Fisheye lens; for those of you who asked. 😉 Check out @rastabodhisattva for more photos. 🌀

I had the rare op of leading my Instagram friend @rastabodhisattva on a tour of Southern Utah & to this secret wonder unbeknownst to most Americans. Can you name it!? 😉 It’s reminiscent of a slot canyon but made out of badland-type mud formations; It’s a best kept secret within 100 miles of Cedar City, Utah. My friend is from Cincinnati & does have an exceptional gallery; he also has been traveling around the United States for two consecutive months now! Be sure to check out his hard work & follow » @rastabodhisattva. He’s a friend of @purposeofenvy. Both artists exhibit top notch talent.

I had the rare op of leading my Instagram friend @rastabodhisattva on a tour of Southern Utah & to this secret wonder unbeknownst to most Americans. Can you name it!? 😉 It’s reminiscent of a slot canyon but made out of badland-type mud formations; It’s a best kept secret within 100 miles of Cedar City, Utah. My friend is from Cincinnati & does have an exceptional gallery; he also has been traveling around the United States for two consecutive months now! Be sure to check out his hard work & follow » @rastabodhisattva. He’s a friend of @purposeofenvy. Both artists exhibit top notch talent.

SLRMagic 26mm F1.4 Toy Lens

SLRMagic 26mm F1.4 Toy Lens

SLR Magic Toy Lens

My First Review: SLRMagic 26mm F1.4 Toy Lens

Finding a great lens that’s not perfect but creates the emotional effects using natural blur is one of the most satisfying experiences a photographer can discover. Not only that, if you’ve never tried manual focusing a lens then you are missing out on the hidden power of having complete control over how your images develop. Often, auto-focusing limits…

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Albert Einstein said “Imagination is Everything. It is the preview of Life’s coming Attractions.” Thoughts become reality! #selfie

Albert Einstein said “Imagination is Everything. It is the preview of Life’s coming Attractions.” Thoughts become reality! #selfie

When I first started Instagram, I envisioned getting to 100,000 followers & it is happening. I also envision shooting a few assignments for #NationalGeographic. 🙌😏 The #LawofAttraction is real my friends. Share your story if you have one!?

When I first started Instagram, I envisioned getting to 100,000 followers & it is happening. I also envision shooting a few assignments for #NationalGeographic. 🙌😏 The #LawofAttraction is real my friends. Share your story if you have one!?

Another pic from the Sonoran Desert! ;) #RuralDecay - So guys & gals, I want to know what brought you here to my Instagram? It’s hard to keep track of so many peeps, but I wish I could get-to-know every one of you! 👊 Seriously, I’m grateful… Leave me a comment and tell me something about yourself?

Another pic from the Sonoran Desert! ;) #RuralDecay - So guys & gals, I want to know what brought you here to my Instagram? It’s hard to keep track of so many peeps, but I wish I could get-to-know every one of you! 👊 Seriously, I’m grateful… Leave me a comment and tell me something about yourself?

I love this old motel sign in #Moab, Utah. 😎👊 On another note, I’m shopping around for a dependable car in Southern Utah for my new job in #Vegas; it must have excellent gas mileage.

I love this old motel sign in #Moab, Utah. 😎👊 On another note, I’m shopping around for a dependable car in Southern Utah for my new job in #Vegas; it must have excellent gas mileage.

The Evolution of Photography

The Evolution of Photography

I’m building Talking Tree slowly, one day at a time. I’ve committed myself to updating four different blogs. This is my photography site dedicated to tips, insights, artist highlights, and talented Instagrammers that I stumble upon. Not only is Talking Tree dedicated to the art of photography, but it also embraces the speed at which the technologies in the imaging world are  progressing. I don’t…

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What I don’t get is why the survivors of #WalkingDead don’t just come to Canyon Country out West and live like the #Anasazi? Zombies would totally suffer in this harsh climate.

What I don’t get is why the survivors of #WalkingDead don’t just come to Canyon Country out West and live like the #Anasazi? Zombies would totally suffer in this harsh climate.

There’s a lot of high desert in the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona. Everyone assumes it’s decked with Saguaros & countless cacti succulents but they are just a small percentage of the actual plant life found in the region.

There’s a lot of high desert in the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona. Everyone assumes it’s decked with Saguaros & countless cacti succulents but they are just a small percentage of the actual plant life found in the region.

Is the "decolonize" poster meant to encourage whites to move back to Europe and dismantle the white infrastructure that they built in America? Because that doesn't sound like a bad idea... Anonymous

lastrealindians:

No. Decolonization is a process whereby modern Indigenous peoples unlearn the oppressive programming of the Imperialist Colonial Corporatist Heteropatriarchy and embrace the culture, language and lifeways of their ancestors, one of sustainability and respect for Mother Earth and each other.

Very well said!

Photographer Highlight: Fred Askew

Photographer Highlight: Fred Askew

*Please Note: I’m in the process of restoring this blog because it went offline in 2012. It’s coming back with some great content.

I want to highlight a photographer that I stumbled across on Instagram, whose work I am very pleased with because it is so emotive and reminds me of the romantic Victorian era but placed in the context of post-modern times.

Fred Askew

Fred’s work is spectacular in the essence…

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Fred Askew sent me this photo via Gmail because I’m a BIG FAN of his work! 👉 @photoaskew! Checkout his gallery and show some support! @photoaskew👈 I would collaborate on a photoshoot with this photographer.

Fred Askew sent me this photo via Gmail because I’m a BIG FAN of his work! 👉 @photoaskew! Checkout his gallery and show some support! @photoaskew👈 I would collaborate on a photoshoot with this photographer.