Dewitt Jones

A Soft Knock on the Inner Door

A Soft Knock on the Inner Door

by Dewitt Jones
January 19, 2016

Crash! I can't see the waves before me, I can only hear them - their dull intermittent thunder like the beat of a solemn drum. There, in the dark, I remove my shoes. Warm, like the body of some giant animal, the sand presses around my toes as I move tow... Read more

Time and the River flowing

Time and the River flowing

by Dewitt Jones
December 21, 2015

Sometimes you have to let go of your fear before you can really celebrate life. Case in point -  "You know, Dewitt, I've never really spent a night outdoors before. Oh, once when I was ten I camped out in a vacant lot across the street... Read more

Overflowing

Overflowing

by Dewitt Jones
November 22, 2015

Stars were still hanging in the dark sky as I pulled my gear from the back of the car and headed off toward the edge of the sea. Dawn at Mo`omomi Beach on Molokai is one of the great wonders of the world and I didn’t want to be late. As I worked my wa... Read more

Fearless

Fearless

by Dewitt Jones
September 27, 2015

Several years ago, I received a call from the North American Nature Photographers Association. They informed me that I was to receive their “lifetime achievement” award at their next meeting. I thanked them lavishly but when I got off the phone... Read more

Earth's Crammed with Heaven

Earth's Crammed with Heaven

by Dewitt Jones
August 31, 2015

  This spring a pipe bust at my house filling the floor of my garage with frigid water. Most everything escaped the flood but I spied one soggy box against the wall. The package was sealed, one I’d taped up at my parent’s house after... Read more

Continually Finding the Next Right Answer

Continually Finding the Next Right Answer

by Dewitt Jones
August 1, 2015

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  –Charles Darwin I wonder if Darwin was observing photographers when he penned those words. I ima... Read more

Wonderment

Wonderment

by Dewitt Jones
May 17, 2015

I wrote this years ago when I lived in Petaluma, CA. Found it recently and it made me smile to see that what made me truly happy in my photography then is the same thing that makes me happy now - Wonder and celebration! Enjoy... Sunday afternoon... Read more

Conversations with Yoda

Conversations with Yoda

by Dewitt Jones
April 20, 2015

  He didn't look like a Jedi master, but then again neither did Yoda. I hadn't even seen him at first; too busy rummaging through my camera bag to notice how intently he was watching me. His small voice cut through the soft mornin... Read more

Never left, already there...

Never left, already there...

by Dewitt Jones
March 22, 2015

Late fall in New England. Landscape of rusts and siennas. The maples are bare; a few brave leaves still cling to wet ebony branches of the oaks. Last night’s cold rain has beaten and compressed the blanket of leaves beneath my feet, their final linger... Read more

The goal and the purpose

The goal and the purpose

by Dewitt Jones
February 22, 2015

  I wrote this a long time ago in the age of…wait for it…Slide Film. Its lesson, however, is as relevant today as it was then. Read on… A hush falls over the room as I bring the box in. It’s fresh off the p... Read more