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Jan 16

#1338. The Foot Bridge

By Lad Sessions | Travel Photography

There’s an old railroad bridge over the James River downstream from Glasgow, VA, that has been repurposed as a pedestrian link for the Appalachian Trail; it’s also a great inspiration to photographers. It’s called the Foot Bridge not because it’s a footbridge, though it is, but because it’s named after William T. Foot, who was […]

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Feb 11

#1170. Photographing roots

By Lad Sessions | How-To

Roots. The word has so many fundamental connotations: ground, foundation, basis, cause, origin, source. Roots are plants’ way of being grounded in space, at a place, but all life is rooted in time, through its ancestors. So roots run deep, and they touch us deeply.   Every living thing has roots, its temporal roots. All […]

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Jan 21

#1166. A mistical morning

By Lad Sessions | Opinion

Serendipity is often praised but often not appreciated for itself. “Chance favors the prepared mind” said Louis Pasteur, and usually we fasten on the second part of his quip, the preparation, because there we are in control and deeply invested in what we can make of the happy chance. Whether in science, art or daily […]

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Jul 26

#1127. Mosses are boring

By Lad Sessions | How-To

Mosses are boring—or so we may think. After all, “rolling stones gather no moss.” These days we take that adage to mean that mosses are dull and static creatures, a bothersome excrescence on dynamic entities like rolling rocks—and rock bands! But in earlier centuries the phrase had exactly the opposite meaning: stay put and flourish, […]

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