Connecting To Place - Blackwater Falls, West Virginia

01.14.20 06:03 PM By John - Comment(s)
This place where I grew up, it intertwined with my heart and held me as I grew. To this day this land still holds me though I often mourn my physical distance from it.

Using Photography As a Social Benefit

09.17.17 02:05 PM By John - Comment(s)
When I was asked to help out the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, my mind swarmed with ideas. The first goal was to enhance the offering of their upcoming gala, the Catoctin Affair.  Attended by more than 500 area residents, this black tie event has become more of an event th...


06.13.17 03:33 AM By John - Comment(s)
Poppy in Waterford Village  I wonder how much less the perpetual waves of life's tide knocks me down  Than it is how I am perceiving the knitted patterns in their own Way of unfolding Is it not so much the ordinary moments than it is the riptide I carry within me And what company is the s...

A Moment of Heart - Shared on San Juan Island

01.29.17 02:20 AM By John - Comment(s)
Do you know the sensation portrayed by the 1998 Werner Bros. movie, City of Angels, I mean specifically the ending moment where the angels commune with the sunrise in a melodic silence when they replay that scene at the end?  I lived that experience one evening on the rocky coast in narrows of ...

Sunset After Supper

01.29.17 01:45 AM By John - Comment(s)
Sunset under the maple tree photograph by John Canan

A tree in the wind

The wind in a tree

All in me.  

-Author Unknown

All of the “seeing” that anyone does takes place within the self.  What comes in is merely patterns of light.  We organize the information and attach the value, meaning...