An Exercise in Extreme Bucket List-ology

I have three loves in my life - my family, music and photography. My family has and will always continue to inspire me, motivate me, and fill my life with love and joy. Through music, I have been afforded the opportunity to work with literally thousands of amazingly talented boys, girls, men and women over the years. I have had an off and on love affair with photography since the early 1970's, economics and lack of time often dictating my participation in this pursuit.

It has always been a dream of mine to create soundscapes as companions to my favorite landscapes, but somehow, life kept getting in the way. Well..... now it's time!

 The concept behind Programmatic Music is simple. The composer tells us what imagery and/or emotions a piece of music should convey. This is not my intent. Although each of my images is accompanied by a brief description and a piece of music dedicated to it, I am in no way attempting to dictate what someone should see or feel.

My goal is simple - to translate into sound what I hear inside my little hairless head as I look at my images. It is my sincere hope to provide a modicum of stimulation for your eyes and ears as well.

Images are available for purchase. At this time, the soundscapes are not.

Zane

Scapes Images

A Child is Born

A Child is Born

Every second of every day, A Child is Born. To me, this image symbolizes the deep relationship between old life (the tree) and new life (the sprout). Neither would be whole without the other.

Sometime, Someplace

Sometime, Someplace

To quote Wikipedia, "The Cypress Hills plateau rises up to 200 metres above the surrounding prairie, to a maximum elevation of 1,468 metres (4,816 ft) at "Head of the Mountain" at the west end in Alberta, making it Canada's highest point between the Canadian Rockies and the Labrador peninsula."

This image features "Bald Butte", the highest point in Cypress Hills Provincial Park, Eastern Block.

A Hawk, Just Chillin'

A Hawk Just Chillin'

Sometimes the planets just seem to align, and a hawk volunteers to pose for you right outside your living room window

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

The anticipation of setting off on a new trail through a forest promising much to see and explore. 

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A summer's evening at Forest House in Saskatchewan's far north.

Water Dance

Water Dance

The mighty Churchill River. So many places to visit, so much to see..... so little time!

All That Glitters

Evalisa

This photo was taken in the summer of 2012 at Forest House, in Saskatchewan's far north. The lady in the canoe is Evalisa, an amazing person, a magnificent chef, and an accomplished outdoor guide. 


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Honoring a Truly Remarkable Lady


Naomi Grace Heffler was a vibrant, energetic, passionate young woman, who passed away in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Canada on Monday, January 20, 2003, at the age of 25 years. She was lost in a tragic avalanche, pursuing on of her many passions, skiing.

In 2013, Sue Leonard and I traveled to Forest House in northern Saskatchewan to write and record a song to celebrate Naomi Heffler's life, spirit and love of the outdoors.

This is the story of our trip and the four years it took to complete the project.

View Naomi's Wave