The Cabin; A Refuge And A Photo Inspiration Page 2
Hiking in the woods with my camera around my neck allows all of my senses to go into overdrive. Observing the light all around me, I look in every direction, not knowing where my next shot will be. Hearing the wind, smelling the pine, and touching the damp moss strengthen my heart while visually stimulating me even more.
I love kayaking around White Pond because it brings me close to the wildlife
that I have gotten to know so well through the years and can learn to anticipate
through my daily rituals. Frogs, turtles, herons, otters, and dragonflies are
all photographed at different times of the year. To be so close to the water
and see the reflections of light and patterns is an experience I never tire
Different seasons lead to new opportunities and adventures. In the winter, since the road is closed in the off-season it is not uncommon for us to sled all of our belongings and food down to the cabin. Keeping the wood stove burning around the clock and drilling a hole in the thick ice for water are all part of the daily routine. Fresh snowfall on pine trees, close-ups of 2-foot icicles, and animal tracks on the trails all make good subject matter.
Nature is a major force behind my happiness and photographic pursuits. It
has always been in my blood and now the older I get the more I seem to appreciate
and seek it out. The cabin affords me shelter and access to a world where the
rhythms of life can be easily observed. The camera is an extension of my heart
and mind and it is in the remote and wild places that my vision remains its
sharpest. I greatly look forward to the next 50 years expanding upon this body
of work for future generations to look at and reflect on.
For more information regarding Daryl Hawk, please visit his website at: www.darylhawk.com.