Earl Harris Photography

A Red Remembrance

“Love for the beauty of the soul.
I shall love you always.
When the flower of life has gone,
ever I shall find you.
When all is lost and winter comes,
I shall be your spring time.
And memory fades and wilts then,
I shall always find you….
I shall always find you….”
― Laurel A. Rockefeller,
The Ghosts of the Past

The bromeliads by my front porch are in bloom and they remind me of my grandmother. She would always get so excited when they bloomed; she loved the big red cones of color this particular species puts out. They last only a few days in the Florida heat, but I enjoy every minute they make the path to my door a little brighter. I hope you like the photo.

"A Red Remembrance", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/250sec., 300mm

“A Red Remembrance”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/250sec., 300mm

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Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas

This is the last photo in what has become an unintentional series of images I’ve labeled “Turning Tables”. I didn’t set out to photograph empty tables in empty restaurants, but in the course of my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center, that’s what I saw; it’s what was present. I think this illustrates something very important about photographic creativity: being versatile, adaptive and aware. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I had captured the third image that I realized I had a theme going I could build upon. Sometimes it just happens that way, and I believe we have to let it. I find that some of the best photographs I produce are those which were spontaneous and unplanned; captured by chance in the course of doing something that was intentional.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos.

"Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

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Memorial Day

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
— Joseph Campbell

Here in America, we are observing Memorial Day today — a national holiday that recognizes and remembers those who died in the service of our country’s armed forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it is traditional for people to visit the graves of those who died in service and to decorate those graves with small American flags. It is a day in which we honor and show gratitude to those who gave their lives so that the rest of their countrymen could continue in theirs.

"Memorial Day", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.2 at 1/400 sec., 85mm

“Memorial Day”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.2 at 1/400 sec., 85mm

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A Light Touch

“I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty every day.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Canadian teacher and author, excerpted from the poem The Invitation

Today’s photo is another in the new series I have spontaneously found myself working on, and which I’m calling A Grave Image. Let me know what you think.

"A Light Touch" Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/80 sec., 300mm

“A Light Touch” Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/80 sec., 300mm
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Scarred

“Strength of character is not always about how much you can handle before you break, it’s also about how much you can handle after you’ve broken.”
— Nikhil Saluja

This sun-baked cherub sits on a small bench next to an infant grave. Though recognizable, its character has been forever changed and scarred by wounds that time cannot heal but only deepen. I realized it is an illustration of the hearts of those who placed it here.

The photo was initially processed in Lightroom 5, then Perfect Effects — a component of onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8 — was used to add a surface texture and alter the overall tone of the image.

"Scarred" Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 112mm

“Scarred” Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/200 sec., 112mm
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Be Social

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Blue Angel

[for James]

“It happens like this:

One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else–closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel–one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them–even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering–the reason for their presence will become clear in due time.

Though here is a word of warning–you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.”

      — Lang Leav, Love and Misadventure

"Blue Angel" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec., 135mm

“Blue Angel” Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/500 sec., 135mm
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Sandhill Cranes

“I’ve come to believe that in everyone’s life, there’s one undeniable moment of change, a set of circumstances that suddenly alters everything.”
― Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven

"Sandhill Cranes" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/50 sec., 125mm Buy this Image here.

“Sandhill Cranes” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/50 sec., 125mm
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Let’s Be Social

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Reentry

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It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage.
— Henry Ward Beecher

"Reentry" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/14 at 1/8 sec. handheld, 85mm

“Reentry” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/14 at 1/8 sec. handheld, 85mm
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Connectivity is Catchy

You can find me on Instagram at @earlharrisphoto, posting photos captured and edited on my iPhone. I seem to be posting a lot of photos of cats there. #herekittykitty #instagramcats

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In Praise of Individuality

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
― Coco Chanel

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

"Individuality" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/9 at 1/125 sec., 100mm

“Individuality” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/9 at 1/125 sec., 100mm


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Connectivity is Catchy

You can find me on Instagram at @earlharrisphoto, posting photos captured and edited on my iPhone. I seem to be posting a lot of photos of cats there. #herekittykitty #instagramcats

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Abstract Nature: Moss, Cypress and Sky

“It is another nature which speaks to the camera rather than to the eye.”
    — Walter Benjamin, Little History of Photography (1929)

Having a bit of fun going overboard with the various editing tools in OnOne Software’s new Perfect Photo Suite 8, again… Usually after a few days, I’ll get this sort of thing out of my system.

"Moss, Cypress and Sky" [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90 mm

“Moss, Cypress and Sky” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/29 at 1/320sec., 90mm
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Predictable Social Behavior

You can find me on Instagram at @EarlHarrisPhoto, where I am posting photos captured and edited on my iPhone – and it includes a lot of cats. #herekittykitty #instagramcats

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