Caged:  Another Week of Exploration

Caged: Another Week of Exploration

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
― Confucious

Each week, I try to get to the Riverbanks Zoo once or twice in order to explore with my camera.

If you take the time to look, you will find that things not only change daily but minute by minute.  A shift in light can completely change a scene.

Since I have been going to the zoo, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching

Caged:  Time with the Animals

Caged: Time with the Animals

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
― Martin Buber

Spending a couple of days a week at the zoo has allowed me to observe the animals.

Three white rhinoceros now call Riverbanks Zoo

Spring Around Town

Spring Around Town

“Dwell on the beauty of life.”
― Marcus Aurelius

I am very fortunate to live in an area where I am able to watch the seasons change.  Spring is my favorite season until

Caged:  Turkey Time

Caged: Turkey Time

“The turkeys were chunky
With smiley, beaked faces,
And they greeted the children
With downy embraces.”

― Dav Pilkey

During Monday’s trip to the zoo, I took a path I haven’t traveled before into the barn.  I enjoyed looking at several of the farm animals until I stopped at the cage for the

Caged:  Water, Wind, and Light

Caged: Water, Wind, and Light

“Time flows away like the water in the river. ”
― Confucius

Monday I had the opportunity to spend a morning at the zoo to work on my current personal project, Caged.  When going to the zoo, I always sign up for the first time available so I can beat the crowds and leave before many people begin arriving for the day.  The result of my early arrival Monday led to not many animals being out and about.  Since there wasn’t much going on with the animals first thing,

Caged:  Exploring Low Key

Caged: Exploring Low Key

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

During the past couple of weeks, I had the opportunity to spend several mornings exploring the zoo with my camera.  I chose Riverbanks Zoo as the location to work on my current personal project, Caged.

In the past, I preferred overcast days for photographing animals at the zoo.  During my recent visits, I have been intrigued by

Caged:  In the Aquarium

Caged: In the Aquarium

“An aquarium is just an echo of the ocean.”
― Ben Caldwell

I always wanted to scuba dive.  When I was in my forties, I had the opportunity to take a resort diving course while on vacation.  My experience with the resort course and first dive was