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  1. Chris Leach says: Reply

    I am always inspired by your newsletters, Chris. The 10 minute photography section resonated with me. I don’t even manage that often enough and the longer I don’t the harder the inspiration is to find. Then I get out the camera and just walk out into the garden to do a few macro shots and it all comes back. Not necessarily great images, but the desire to shoot more.

    1. chris says: Reply

      It resonated with me too Chris and as a result I plan to carry my camera with me more often. Even when I go to 100 Mile. I’ll commit to making images with each trip to town…I’ll show the results in my next Newsletter! Now I am committed!! Thanks Chris.

  2. Dollie Morgan says: Reply

    Always enjoy your photos and newsletters, Chris.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Dollie…my pleasure!

  3. Joan Loeken says: Reply

    Chris: When I read your newsletter I feel like I enter a different world – a world of wonder, grace, and gratitude. Thank you for bringing images that do transpire to deeper levels of what it means to be human.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Your comments are an inspiration in themselves. I want you to know that the big tanks or cylinders at the cannery are now known as Joan’s Cylinders after your great image that inspired us all! Maybe I’ll post a story on them next Newsletter!! Thanks Joan.

  4. Dennis says: Reply

    Life is always an adventure with you, Chris! Even changing a flat tire has challenges and laughter! And yes, filling in those spare ten minute interludes with photography is a great way to add to the adventure!

  5. chris says: Reply

    I have 4 new tires now Dennis so we will probably have to find a new and different adventure on our next workshop trip! That shouldn’t be a problem…I’m sure we will find one!

  6. Carol Coleman says: Reply

    You have a magical way with your interpretive pictures Chris. Try as I might my impressions never look right to me but yours always are inspirational. I will keep trying but mainly I will keep shooting straight shots.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Hi Carol. Yes, keep shooting ‘straight’ images and when you try to go deeper, then try putting that paint brush into your camera. It’s fun to try expressing your feelings in all sorts of ways. You will get the gist of it. Good luck!

  7. Carol Coleman says: Reply

    Chris I am always in awe of your impressionist pictures. Try as I might I don’t seem to be able to capture images with the beauty of yours. I will keep looking at your images and enjoying them.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Carol, a book just came across my desk a few minutes ago. It’s called Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush by Charles Needle. Foreward by Freeman Patterson. You might want to get it! At first glance it looks very much like a ‘how to’ book. Good luck.

  8. Ruby Jaggernath says: Reply

    Love the flat tire story, reminds me of my many past exploits such as breakdown a few miles off the highway out of Tumbler Ridge. Rescued at that time by a lovely couple who even put me and my dog up for a week while I waited for parts to arrive. Happy trucking!!

    1. chris says: Reply

      It’s all part of life’s journey and adventure!!

  9. Heather says: Reply

    We too had a flat tire on the way back up “the hill”. Every person who passed us asked if we needed help. While Paul changed the tire I enjoyed the view and thought what a great place to have a flat.

    1. chris says: Reply

      I agree…what a fabulous place to have a flat!

  10. Buzz says: Reply

    Chris..Great photography. Your stories of Tallheo remind me of last year. Great experience!! While you and D were at the workshop I attended a good friends funeral in Williams Lake,passed the studio on the way,stopped and gave thanks for the gift of creativity…and you! Keep your stunning images coming..

  11. chris says: Reply

    Sorry to miss you but I did hear good Peru stories. Sounds like you had a great trip! Take care Buzz!

  12. Rick Church says: Reply

    I have learned a lot about photography from you Chris, so I think its time I taught you how to change a tire!

    1. chris says: Reply

      I had about 6 of them last year so I definitely need help…maybe a 7-day workshop!!

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