anna brones

writer + artist + activist

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Friday Photo: Blue Lake

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Spent three days of unconnected bliss out in Indian Heaven Wilderness last weekend, camping by the aptly named Blue Lake. There’s a reason that Henry David Thoreau said, “In wilderness is the preservation of the world.” In the backcountry things are still and simple. Just what the overly multi-tasked brain needs.

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September 3, 2010 at 15:08

Friday Photo: Summer Greenery

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Early morning on a trail in the high desert. Sun shining through the tree branches. Trail is quiet and dust has yet to fill the air. Sounds of waterfall in the background. Perfect day ahead.

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July 30, 2010 at 11:32

Friday Photo: Botanical Forms

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During a recent trip to the Bay Area, I spent a beautiful afternoon in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. I love this space smack dab in the middle of Golden Gate Park, with so many intricate natural forms and lines to be found. The swirl on this plant stuck out in the afternoon sunlight.

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April 16, 2010 at 06:00

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