anna brones

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Posts Tagged ‘nature photography

Dream Job? Photo + Conservation

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I dig my job. But there are a few people out there that I’m a certainly a little jealous of. Cristina Mittermeier being one of them. She’s a trained marine biologist and super skilled photographer, which led her to found the amazing organization International League of Conservation Photographers. If you’re not familiar with the iLCP, their main prerogative is to encourage environmental action through awe-inspiring photos. The results are pretty amazing.

We recently had the chance to interview Mittermeier over at Mountainfilm, and she has some great thoughts on the environment and the influence of media.

As human beings we are hard wired to tell stories. Passing down stories of our common humanity has been key to the development of our societies and today, with the internet and the development of new media, we can move the proverbial “camp fire” to a whole new level. All media are important to telling the story of our planet. People in all levels of society rely on stories to understand and react to the changes in our planet. We have to scale our storytelling efforts to make the stories relevant and urgent.

Read the whole interview here.

Friday Photo: Spring Cherry Blossom Series

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Winter barely started to creep away when spring sun graced the streets of Portland. Snow drifts elsewhere meant crocuses and cherry blossoms for us, and people filled outdoor tables at cafes, sporting heavy jackets of course, but ready to soak in the beginnings of the colorful season.

Cherry blossoms have lined the streets, the distinct spring aroma becoming a part of every afternoon bike ride. Rain squalls bring blossoms to the ground, dotting the asphalt with pink dots. A reminder that, yes, cold, gray winter days will once again be traded for sun and the ambiance of a city enjoying warmer days.

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March 5, 2010 at 06:42

Friday Photo: A Taste of Summer Fruit

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With a mid-winter burst of warm weather and sunshine, I’ve gotten started thinking about spring and summer. Sure, it’s a little premature, but there’s nothing better than dreaming about walking barefoot and picking berries out in the country. So here’s a photo to celebrate all that I love about the warmer months… that will come eventually.

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February 19, 2010 at 06:39

Friday Photo: Pebbly Beach

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It’s been quiet on the blog recently. That’s because there’s been a whole lot of stuff going on at Under Solen and I’ve been feeling a bit swamped… in a good way. But next week I’ll be back in action. Until then, enjoy this photo of my favorite place of solace on a winter afternoon.

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January 29, 2010 at 06:00

Friday Photo: Water Droplets

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I have a thing for taken photos of water droplets on leaves. When I visit my parents’ house, I’m known to do a morning photo tour of the garden just so I can get the last of the dew, or if I’m lucky, the leftovers of overnight rain. It’s always so beautiful.

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January 15, 2010 at 04:29

Friday Photo: Red Afternoon

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I took an afternoon walk this week to get out and capture the last of the fall colors. I’ll put together a whole series for next week, but in the meantime, here was my favorite find: lone red leaves that stood out against the gray afternoon.

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November 20, 2009 at 06:00

Black and White Droplets

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black and white droplets

Certainly liking this whole Best Camera thing

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November 9, 2009 at 06:00

Friday Photo: Nature Untitled

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Back in January I submitted this photo collage to the END No Restrictions contest. It won an honorable mention and I scored a pair of END Stumptown 10 oz. (love them!), which isn’t bad for just putting a few of my favorite photos together. If you haven’t checked out END, it’s a responsible shoe company based in Portland, definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to business philosophy as well as sustainable design.

I named the piece “Nature Untitled,” as I felt the pictures spoke for themselves and gave a general appreciation of the simple beauty that can be found all around us, be we in a city or in the middle of a National Park.

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March 6, 2009 at 09:28