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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Grizzly morning silhouette

Bears don’t always show up under perfect lighting conditions.  This grizzly sow was out foraging for clams just as the sun was rising…behind her!  Since she was walking right on the edge of the water, there was no way to circle around to the other side of her to get the pretty golden morning light softly illuminating her orange-brown fur.

One solution was to turn her into a silhouette.  Her pronounced shoulder hump tells you this bear’s a grizzly.  And the simplicity of the image gives it a serene quality.


Angel Silhouette

El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is celebrated in Mexico by visiting cemeteries and leaving offerings to the dead souls, including their favorite food and drink.  The entire family comes to keep the deceased person company, and may even have a picnic on the gravesite.  It’s a way of acknowledging and even embracing our own mortality.