Vol 1 Issue 1

 

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Afternoon Repose

A photograph by Ronald J. Saunders

©2013 Ronald J. Saunders

Volume 1  Issue 1

 

Dear Friend,

I have intended to send out a newsletter for several months but discovered that it was not as easy as I had thought.  I would like it to be elegant, hopefully informative, and personal.  Let me know what you think and if you would prefer never to see another, then let me know that too.  This first issue is the initial opportunity to opt in or out of the newsletter.

I took the above image last week about 9,000 miles from the Belgium Congo.  This young gorilla joined an adult for a nap on a large group of rocks, about one o’clock in the afternoon.  Yes, the finger is in the mouth similar to a young child sucking their thumb.  The youngster is looking at the adult and I am safely separated by sixty or more feet from both animals.  I am shooting over the adults shoulder giving the appearance of direct eye contact.  All this is made possible by a lens equivalence of 600mm, a nice day, and a steady hand.

I recently returned from a trip to Utah and Arizona.  I had intended to shoot at the Wave but unfortunately did not win the lottery to enter the wilderness area on four attempts.   On the last attempt someone ran into my car while it was parked at the BLM.  I was inside the building at the time.  Damage was just enough to put me out of the action.  Another day.  Another time.

I received honorable mention for my image at the Yosemite Museum.  The image will tour California through November of this year.  The same image was also shown in Carmel and is opening next week in Annapolis Maryland.  My website has an exhibition schedule that can be accessed by the navigation link below, or by clicking here.

In closing, I want to thank you for your support and I hope that I will hear from you soon.

Warmest Regards,

Ron