Today was our first morning up Willisville Mountain this year and while preparing for the early morning I once again revisited Shunryu Suzuki’s wonderful quote “If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. ”
I have taken thousands of analog and digital photographs from the Mountain over the past 35 years and every morning is new adventure thanks to the ‘beginner’s mind’.
It will take a few early mornings to get back into the groove of photographing in the dark with a hot cup of coffee and so much to enjoy.
Today another Shunryu Suzuki quote ( an excellent book ) seemed quite appropriate “When a bird sings, you feel the calmness of the mountain…more than when you did not hear any sound.”
I enjoy other photographer’s work and we (Kerry & I) visit many galleries and exhibits over the course of a year, however, with all of the computer enhancement being experimented with by others I am very satisfied capturing and sharing natural colours.
The best part of my early morning photography is having someone to share it with! You can enjoy Kerry’s (my wife and best friend) photography at Perivale Gallery on Manitoulin Island.
There are still a few of the ‘La Cloche Spirit’ portfolio left and you can purchase them at Turners in Little Current or contact me at lacloche(at)gmail.com
Each ‘La Cloche Spirit’ package includes a signed limited edition book ‘La Cloche Spirit: Contemplating Beginner’s Mind’. This is a signed limited edition of 150.
Each ‘La Cloche Spirit’ package includes a signed and matted limited edition photograph. Each photograph is a limited edition of 10 and it is from the La Cloche Spirit portfolio; however, it may not have been included in the published book.
The ‘La Cloche Spirit’ package sells for $180. The signed books and matted, limited edition photographs are not sold separately. Framed photographs may be available for some of the photo series.