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The main reason why I photograph with a Leica camera:

“I want simplification, not amplification or complication…I just want light controls … because photography is about light.” – Thorsten Overgaard

“A camera that gives me the joy of ownership and the joy of shooting is much more important than one with the highest number of megapixels or highest ISO performance.” – Yukio Uchida

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ― Ansel Adams

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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My son, Derek, and I decided to head up to the Black Balsam Mountain area to hike today. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky but the air was cool. I thought we’d just walk for a couple hours but after we got started decided to make it a longer hike. We ended up hiking for over 4 hours!

Black Balsam Mountain is located in the Pisgah National Forest off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Earlier in the day I had thoughts of photographing Looking Glass Rock at sunset. My goal was to come back after a shorter walk with my son. However, our longer walk took us to almost 5pm and sunset wasn’t happening until after 6pm.

We were both a bit worn and it was time to head back into town. It was another great day to be with my oldest son for the day. A chance to talk about life and what’s important.

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