A Year of Themes

Jim Burnham    December 16, 2019    9 Comments on A Year of Themes

Last year I picked one photo for every month. This year I am organizing it by theme because one single month this year could not be described with a single photo. So this year I give you a year of themes that define adventure, from the four elemental forces of air, earth, water and fire to the places and people that lead us to discover other places and ourselves.

Focus Trek 19 – Glacier National Park

Another adventure with Jim Caldwell (The Fotobug), this time in the wilds of Glacier National Park in Montana. Another location off my bucket list, and another location sure to be visited again. Places like this are never fully explored in a week, a month, even in a lifetime. Every vantage point is at the very least a beautiful memory. At best, maybe hanging on someone’s wall. This is part travelogue, musings on nature, and history lesson.

Focus Trek 18 – Clearwater Beach-Gulf Coast Florida

My daughter has been to the ocean three times, once as a baby, once when we were extras in a movie on Cape Cod and once when we visited the Oregon coast. But she had never been to the ocean when it was warm enough to jump IN. So we went to Florida, where there is 1,197 miles of ocean to choose from. I chose Clearwater, where I heard a certain species of FotoBug lives. 

Focus Trek 17 – Capital Offenses

“I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and letting the world roll on as it liked, than to occupy the most splendid post, which any human power can give.” — Thomas Jefferson Recently, I had a unique opportunity to do two completely… Read more »

Focus Trek 16 – 12 Months 12 Photos in 2018

“That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or… Read more »

Focus Trek 15 – The ALT Black Hills Photo Shootout Part 2

“I think, every time I’m on the mountain, I’m just so thankful to be there.”  –Chloe Kim If you don’t know who Chloe Kim is, you might not have watched the 2018 Winter Olympics. She’s the 17-year-old who was the youngest woman to win a gold medal in snowboarding. I thought that quote summed up my experience in the Black… Read more »

Focus Trek 15 – The ALT Black Hills Photo Shootout Part 1

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”  -John Muir This is part 1. Part 2 is here. John Muir was the father of our National Parks, a soul beyond compare, and as I roll over the crest of 50 now, an adventurous spirit I can only vainly attempt to match. He was “long unkempt beard… Read more »

Wildflower Garden Mega Time Lapse

A wildflower garden time lapse, nine months in 5 minutes. Watch the growth and weather change in super fast motion! Time, flowing like a river.  Time, beckoning me.  Who knows when we shall meet again, if ever? But time keeps flowing like a river to the sea. Goodbye my love, maybe for forever. Goodbye my love, the tide waits for… Read more »