Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mighty Mac


The Mackinac Bridge

A Michigan icon. Five miles of Beauty, Strength and Grace. 

Photographed at sunset from a boat in Lake Michigan.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Color Spectrum


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Monday, September 28, 2015

Blue Me Away


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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Outside Looking In



A store window covered with dew.....


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bad Day


When I have what I think is a bad day,
I need to remind myself that my bad day would
likely be the best day ever for someone.....somewhere.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Venus



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Monday, March 2, 2015

Stop and Be Still


A gift you can give yourself is to stop...
take a breath and be still.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Barn and Birch Tree


I love how a blanket of snow separates objects
from a distracting foreground. For me, less is more.
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Shadowfall


Big trees. Bigger shadows.

Midland, Michigan

© 2015 Dan Denardo Photography


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Friday, January 2, 2015

Costa Rica... on the phone


© 2015 Dan Denardo Photography


Not long ago, I had a bad attitude about mobile phone photography. Then two things happened.

1. I attended a photography conference in NYC in October. One of my favorite American Photographers, Dan Winters, was speaking to a couple hundred photographers when he launched into talking about his iPhone photography. He was all about it. He still loved his conventional photography, but this was a new twist for him. In the blink of an eye, I felt as though I was out-to-lunch, which I *was*.

2. On a recent trip to Costa Rica, a friend of mine challenged me to only use my iPhone and to leave my "pro" camera behind. He challenged me to make ten iPhone photos in one day. If fact, I far exceeded ten, by 4x. I had a blast. It was the most fun I'd had with a camera in as long as I can remember.

I had to work hard to come up with good compositions. In retrospect, I'm wondering why I have not worked quite so hard to come up with great compositions with my pro cameras.  Lesson learned.

As Dorothea Lange once said, "The camera is an instrument that teaches one to see without a camera."

As does the iPhone.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Magic of Michigan


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Monday, September 22, 2014

…birds and horses



One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy
is because they are not trying to impress other 
birds and horses. 

- Dale Carnegie

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Rainy Season


I love the people of Ethiopia.

This man... and others
are very gentle souls.

Duber, Ethiopia

© 2014 Dan Denardo Photography


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Day of Prayer


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Ethiopia

Christian Church



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Saturday, August 16, 2014


Each face in the rainbow of colors that 
populate our world is precious and special.

~ Morris Dees

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Body Language


Tarragona, Spain

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Joy


Tarragona, Spain

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Pushing Off


Bali, Indonesia

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Pole Position


Kemah, Texas

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Only in America


Texas City, Texas

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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Velocipede Peddler


© 2014 Dan Denardo Photography

Midland, Michigan


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Friday, April 18, 2014

God is Good



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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Seedless


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Visual Feast


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St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

© 2014 Dan Denardo Photography


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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fly High...



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Friday, January 24, 2014

A Protest



"In such ugly times the only true protest is beauty"

~ Phil Ochs


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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Always...



“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” 


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Quiet Beauty...


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…in the aftermath of the storm.


© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Faces...



…in unusual places.



© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography


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Friday, October 25, 2013

Signal to Noise Ratio


This has been my decade of acceleration. I have never gotten more done, in more places on earth. Text messages, email, Google Voice, Skype, FaceTime, WebEx, and more...

One thing, however, has become crystal clear to me.

The *magic* happens when I can be handshake to handshake, face to face, eyeball to eyeball.  That is connectivity.

All signal. No noise.

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Photo:  Shopkeeper - Accra, Ghana

© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

First Light


Auburn, Michigan

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Foggy Farm


Freeland, MI

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Salt of the Earth


Salt of the Earth

Definition:  The most worthy of people;
a very good or worthy person.

(McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms)

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Farmer Friend


(Text reposted from October 4, 2009)

I pass by these little shacks during my daily commute. Last week I saw the farmer milling around, so I stopped and asked him if could take some photos on his land. He was an older fellow...say 80-years-old. A big smile took over his face. He tried to tame his smile, but he couldn't. Then he said, "You can take photos any time you like." It was almost as if my wish to take photos confirmed that he had something beautiful. Intuitively, he *knew* he had something beautiful, but my question was confirmation and he couldn't contain his smile. I instantly adored him. The whole experience made my day.

I spent 45 minutes clicking away, being careful not to damage his soybeans. I'll drop some prints off the next time I see him outside. And when I do, it will be the best thing that happens to me that day.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Luxor


Planet Earth

(Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)



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Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Garden Gift


A couple years ago, a colleague of mine asked if I would capture a sunflower photo that she could display in her home. I tried once or twice, but was never entirely happy with my efforts. I had this "assignment" rolling around in my noggin for a year or more. Then one day I discovered a beautiful sunflower garden owned and lovingly cared for by this beautiful lady.

Thank you, Mrs. Biver, for the gift of your garden. I hope you know that you brighten the lives of hundreds of people every single day as they drive by your treasure.


© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

At Sunset


Freeland, Michigan

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Monday, August 19, 2013

The Beaten Path


Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Stormy Beauty


Auburn, Michigan

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Major League Cool


Chelsea, Manhattan

New York City

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Hot Redhead


Midland, Michigan

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Inside Looking Out


Kiev, Ukraine

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Man's Best Friend?

A street vendor with his trusted companion.

Kiev, Ukraine

© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography



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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kingfish


(click photo to enlarge)

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Destination Unknown


A young man hauls everything he owns
 on a trailer.....under his own power.

I guess my rough day isn't so rough.

God bless him.
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Port au Prince, Haiti

© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Haiti - Hard to Look At


My friend and colleague, Sarorn Ron Sim,
surveys the Haitian landscape.


© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography


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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rope Guy


Port Au Prince, Haiti

© 2013 Dan Denardo Photography

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunny Michigan Morning



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Saturday, December 29, 2012