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The Ease of Photographs

Shallow observations of self satisfaction with little or no regard to personal significance, essence of spirit, or compassionate understanding, that should be foremost in meaningful work.

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Do You Really Get It?

There is more to photography, there is always more. Options that afford a greater understanding of not photography, but of the choices you make.

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Why I Do This, The Valid Pursuit

Not all those who wander are lost. -J.R.R. Tolkien I have written about the why's of my creative pursuits in photography over the years, but I am not sure I have specifically attempted to answer this question. I thought I should spend a few moments here and attempt...

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Color Of The Year 2017

There is not just a good deal of green among the grasslands from early Spring to late Summer, you can literally get lost in the sea of green.

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The Need To Grow

The changing of the calendar year seems to have very little effect on what I do, how I do it, the attitudes I chose to have about everything I do.

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Site Information – Crisis Adverted

I wanted to get a quick post here for a couple of reasons. Saturday January 14 I had a major website failure that for a little over 24 hours had this bradmangs.com site completely disabled. The issue started when I decided to install a new security plugin called...

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Autumn Road Trip

For the last three years during the last week of October I have taken what I now call my annual autumn road trip. My first, three years ago, I stayed within the State of Kansas. Camping 6 days and 5 nights in couple different campgrounds all within 2-3 hours from...

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2017 Kansas Calendar & Print Promotion

Along with the new 2017 Kansas calendars this year I have added an extra offering that can be purchased along with the calendars. Prints of any month including bonus and cover image can be purchased with any calendar order. A total of 14 images to chose from. You can...

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Desert Time

Before I jump into some travel to a couple of desert regions that I have done over the last few months, I should mention a few things about the present. First of all, this Autumn season. This season has been one of the strangest I can remember. As of this writing we...

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Marching On

All I know is when I explore the lands and places that have deep meaning to me and have for many many years I find myself doing much more thinking and much less photography.

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Exhibitions Without Walls – Interview

In March I was contacted by Ed Wedman co-founder of Exhibitions Without Walls, an international organization that offers photographers and digital artists the chance to grow and develop professionally.

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Craftsmanship Matters

To build upon your experiences in order to be a better craftsman is a slow arduous task. There are no guarantees and many times very few external rewards along the way.

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It’s Not A Race

There is such a mind boggling amount of photos being placed online today that the whole concept of photography has changed.

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A Second Chance

The connection of ones home lands with the magically beauty of nature transcends all time and leaves me once again searching deep within my life for the understanding that, beauty is beauty, good is good, and life is abundant regardless of time and space.

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A Brief Amount Of Time

I wish when I slept or just set around being lazy time would stop so I would have more years in search of pleasurable things when I chose to do them.

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Home Place

I felt mostly at home, at least very comfortable and relaxed. For 7 days I lived a somewhat reclusive life.

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To Want No More

To feel and understand compassion is a noble human trait. To comfort those who suffer is the result of a humble person who understands compassion.

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Why I Photograph

It may be that one just accepts the fact that if someone creates they simply do so for whatever personal reason they have.

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About Brad

To observe is the first step in understanding life and the natural world. I strive to create art of these places and moments I observe and experience. They are personal interpretations rather than documentary pictures. I share my art, write about experiences, and ask questions, as a way of further understanding and exploring our World.
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March 2017 Print Of The Month Now Available

March 2017 Print Of The Month Now Available

Prints Of The Month now available with four options.
Chose from Print Only on paper to Framed Gallery Wrap Canvas.

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