Showing atThe Academy Theater Lobby
during the month of July
7818 S.E. STARK ST. PORTLAND OR, 97215
See a movie for $4.00 and as a bonus,
see scott's themed exhibition...
This turns out to be pretty hard to do...to describe my photography exhibition theme.
Most often it turns out long winded.
So, in an effort to make it simple, I'm going to relate an experience that got me interested in photography in the first place.
Hiding in the tall grass at the bank of a channel connecting two small lakes, a friend and I lay watching an industrious beaver tow a dressed log through the water to the foundation of its growing lodge. My friend was so close - she reached out mischievously and gently grabbed the log, and held it in place... and for an instant an increasingly irritated beaver engaged unknowingly in a brief tug of war before identifying the unlikely source of its frustration. Becoming wise it scolded us by slapping its great flat tail on the surface of the water. It disappeared beneath expanding concentric ripples. In the distance, its kin also slapped the water, telegraph fashion, relaying a warning in a similar expanding network.
Moments like these seem to be... worth sharing.
I had been privileged to witness the culmination of nature's marvelous handiwork. In this case, a particular species of rodent - slowly crafted over 75 million years - performing remarkable feats of engineering.
It led me to the conclusion that I needed to get a better camera.
Because sometimes, you just stumble into places... or moments, where the world is beautiful... where the Earth is crammed with Heaven, and even a skeptic like me can feel blessings and grace... and perhaps taste for an instant what the world can be.
Images and text copyright scott dietz 2013