Photo of the Day
Fresh photos from the American Southwest and my travels abroad.
Welcome. This site is primarily meant to be a place for creative daily practice in image making and storytelling. Rather than being an area to view my portfolio, photo of the day is a sandbox of photographs and ideas. One of the greatest challenges artists face are editing and committing to a creative practice of showing up, day after day, consistently. This is my focus here. Although I may not post a finished photograph every single day, I am engaged in writing, photographing, or post-processing on a daily basis. This is my commitment to my craft, myself, on behalf of the natural world.
More Photos of the Day
Sandhills Bless a Mandarin Sky
Queen of the Bosque
In which the Great Dame of the Desert reminds me of the beauty and wonder of all living things…
Sandhills Bless a Pink Sky
Sandhills Bless a Pink SkyPhoto Credits: Sandhills Bless a Pink Sky, Susan J. Preston, Bosque del...
Red Tailed Hawk Hunting
Red-Tailed Hawk HuntingPhoto Credits: Red Tailed Hawk Hunting , by Susan J. Preston, Bosque del...
Sandhill strolling through strands
Sandhill Strolling Through StrandsSandhill cranes are opportunistic eaters. Grains, grubs,...
It was a complete thrill to photograph this cheetah on my last day of safari in South Africa…
Raven Leaps Into a Golden Morning
And what is transformation but a passing away and a quality of rebirth….
Family of Sandhill Cranes Wading through Golden Waters
Redwing Blackbirds in the Bosque
Ahhh – to be back in the Bosque!
Crabapple ClusterThe sweetest apples are eaten first. ―Matshona Dhliwayo Photo Credits: ...
Crabapples in Albuquerque
Crabapples in AlbuquerqueHuman are tuned for relationship. the eyes, the skin, the tongue, ears,...
Crabapple Bough Let the apple ripen on the branch beyond your need to take it down. Let the...
As a photographer, I feel an urgency to remind my fellow humans that our destiny is inexorably...
Whatever calls to you now. Whatever sings for your attention or knocks on your door, turn toward it. Run with wings flapping pulling the light within you forward….
Buck Traversing the Edge of Wonder
What gateways to awareness are emerging in this moment? Where do you sense suffering? Where are the thresholds of beauty and wonder?
Sandhill Family Take-Off
You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them…
Savoring the Mornings
Instead of blasting off in a mass ascension, they collectively decide the light is just too gorgeous, the reflections on the water…
Expressive Sandhill Crane
A sandhill crane joyfully stretches her wings in the early morning light of the Bosque del Apache…
The Eye Through Which We See
When we truly bear witness to one another, who or what do we see?
Insensitivity Makes Us All the More Vulnerable
Insensitivity to the pain we cause makes us all the more vulnerable.
Surveying the Meadow
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, Spring comes, and the grass grows, by itself…
When was the last time you were fully in harmony with a warm and wild creature? What was it like for you, and what did you learn?
Like the earth listening to seed waiting to unfold, how can I cultivate a generous ear attuned to the Soul?
Brave Little Rabbit
This curious rabbit befriended me in Taos last week. So curious, in fact, I had three photo sessions with her.
Fire Sunset in Taos
What is being dislodged, burned up, and swept away that clearly needs to go? What new growth…
New moons tell ancient stories
What hushed wonderment reveals itself when cleverness is traded in for astonishment?
The earth is too beautiful to let our awareness of it slip away. Find something lovely to notice today.
Although it looks like this hummingbird could be orating a great poem, she was just…
What is the foundation of all civilization according to Jean Renoir?
The Flock of Distractions
What can you embrace that is wholly beneficial and supportive of the beautiful work you want to do but is yet to be done?
On letting go and seeing what might emerge…
Pronghorn Leaps Away or Into
How can I know which side of the fence I’m on? Is the pronghorn jumping into a prison, or clearing an obstruction?
A Snail, a Sea Lion, or a Systems Analyst
A Snail, a Sea Lion, or a Systems Analyst “Geography is the key, the crucial accident of birth. A...
Dolphin Breaching with the Sun
I’ll never forget heading out in a zodiac boat before sunrise, skimming across the Sea of Cortez in preparation for taking this shot…
Apache Reeds and Love Made Visible
Kahlil Gibran asks, “What is it to work with love?” and delivers a challenging answer…
Falling into the Sea of Cortez
Who is determining how things should unfold or how quickly completed? And why is she so afraid?
The Real Meaning of Closeness
Ahh, the pandemic has taught us all so much through isolation and distancing…
Look for the Patterns
I love how this flock of sandhill cranes reminds me of notes in musical score – like a feathered arpeggio…
A serious thing
it is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world…
Centered in the Swirl
Maybe it’s time to choose YOU…
On Looking for Something
“As long as we’re caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of…
Egret Strikes Through
After weeks of silence, this musing takes a stab at describing the pain, fear, and brutality of racial injustice during our time of upheaval
I have a choice, always, of how to frame my beautiful life. If I see myself as being lonely, then the emotions of loneliness are sure to follow…
The Enchanted Runway
A playful investigation into our belief in the importance of narrative and time…
When it’s time to say good-bye…
Seeing Through Veils
If granted the solace to settle into the quote paired with this image, what questions would be knocking on your door right now?
An Empathetic Stance
A doe stands quietly in field of dried sunflowers in the Bosque del Apache…
The Strange Pull of Love
Although many photographers are unimpressed with deer, choosing to chase after more impressive animals to photograph, I find myself pulled toward these quiet, gentle creatures…
We of the Floating World
We of the Floating World live only for the moment, giving all our time to the pleasures of cherry blossoms and snow and maple leaves…
Content with Silence
t’s been quite a month here. A pandemic and quarantine followed by a move to a new city,