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  • It's hard to believe I've only been here for a month. This is an amazing global community of story-tellers. What impresses me most as I navigate my way through here is how much we have in common, despite the different cultures we have come up in, different generations we are a part of, different influences we have had upon our craft and our perspectives.

    I read your words and view your pictures, share these glimpses into your world, and I relate. They resonate with me, in the depths of my being. They inspire me. Give me a different perspective of the world in which I live. An intimate perspective.

    This has changed me. Given my writing a much different purpose. My gratitude for having found you, and been welcomed into your community - our community - is one thing I have a lot of difficulty finding the appropriate words to express.


    (Photo by Salt Lake City photographer Royce Bair, who uses digital cameras and what he describes as a 'copious collection of portable incandescent and flash lighting equipment' to capture his unique views of the night sky over Utah's spectacular canyons. His shots of Wall Street Canyon at Bryce Canyon National Park with the stars of our own galaxy, the Milky Way blazing overhead showcase some of his technique. Bair has been lecturing on night photography for two decades.)
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