Carol Dunton

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Introduction As a little girl growing up in Ohio, I spent my time outdoors as much as possible playing with Nature. I’ve always been captivated by the textures, nuances and palette of colors found around us. I’m intrigued by the details observed in a crackled leaf, a pink petal, a frosty spider web, or a billowy cloud found in our back yards, gardens, the skies or wherever we may journey. Life is fast-paced. We often walk right past these gifts, unaware of the wonderment they offer to our sense, to our souls. Photography allows me to stop time, to freeze a moment...and to hold these gifts forever…thus creating a permanent feast for the eyes and spirit. Challenging myself with my camera forces me to go for a shot that might be considered unobtainable. The word ‘can’t’ doesn’t enter into my self-talk. Instead, I say “Let me see what I can get!” and I go for it. If I want to take a close, tight picture, I do it, without the benefit of a macro lens. My philosophy is that nothing is wasted and everything is gained in the pursuit of that perfect shot that permanently expresses what my soul is feeling. There are no ‘bad pictures’….merely ‘learning experiences’. I am fearless with my camera.
Interests reading, paper arts, gardening, knitting, driving my Tahoe on mountain roads, the forest, nature, photography, astronomy, weather, aviation, cooking ...
Favorite Movies OH, I do have a couple. 'P.S. I Love You' is so very, very good...a true 'chick flick' with a relevant message. All I can say is that I sooo need to go to Ireland! 'Calendar Girls' is my other fav...but to be honest, I don't do movies... not sure why... I wish I saw them more...
Favorite Music Sarah McLachlan, Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, Moby, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nora Jones. 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Cats' also get my vote.
Favorite Books Eat, Pray, Love, These Is My Words, Simple Abundance, The Secret Life of Bees, East of Eden, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns... anything by Anne Lamott... some day my dream is to have a big ol' wall bookcase with my collection of books. I don't have a lot, but think it would be neat to have them in a book case in a prominent place in my house.