EX-PAT ALASKAN IN KANSAS

 
 
 

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Susan Stephenson

EX-PAT ALASKAN IN KANSAS

Living the Bucket List!

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My images reflect the elements I seize upon through the lenses of my cameras. I love and maintain that authenticity because it captures the integrity and reality I experienced in that magic moment I was fortunate to record it. If the moon didn’t rise, the sun didn’t set, no bridge crossed the river, or an ungainly window sat under an inconvenient eave, my images will not indicate otherwise however much I wish they might.

I left my California home bound for Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage nearly 40 years ago. My return to the Lower 48 occurred after 22 years a resident, ten more interrupted by Lower 48 stays, more Alaskan years of summer work, and finally as a blissful resident of Independence, Kansas. I live in a sleepy town, tucked into the early years of our last century, with my husband, David Cook and our four-legged gentleman Scottish Terrier, Ferguson.

My passion for writing and photography ranges now into videography. My library includes Alaskan animal images captured along shorelines perhaps from a surging Zodiac to inland excursions in search of the flora, fauna, and scenic beauty of Alaska. My more recent fascination for the creatures and culture of my new opportunities has contributed and expanded my image catalog. From the tiny creatures who visit my garden to the vast profiles of Americana, whether through industry, culture, or the rich American spirit so highly profiled in the crowds and entries of hometown parades, I feel a deep joy in capturing and sharing the soul of my work.

I love the mood I can create with an enhanced image, that it can become reminiscent of an old master, a watercolor, or a modern acrylic expression. While the elements of my images remain, technology offers to expand, embellish, and/or interpret my work with limitless applications and expressions. I feel able to emphasize mood or focus with those tools, whether my subject is set in nature’s loveliness and innocence, whether I witness the dignity and creativity of human endeavor or the soul and spirit of my American heritage and history.

I am polishing an "I CHING" piece that I wrote some time back in which I illustrate my interpretations. Although unfinished and many miles to go, I have decided to create a collection dedicated to the illustrations as I consider their possible applications. I find the software treatments of them captivating as elements within a composition of the whole and that through their common natures they seem to possess almost mystical qualities as does the wisdom contained in the I CHING.

I hope my images bring the observer a fraction of the joy they have brought me to create it.

 

ABANDONED by Susan Stephenson

 

AN OTHER TIME by Susan Stephenson

 

FUNTER BAY MARKERS by Susan Stephenson

 

I LOVE A PARADE by Susan Stephenson

 

ELEGANT MOTHER by Susan Stephenson

 

SAFE HARBOR by Susan Stephenson

 

PREPARING TO SAIL by Susan Stephenson

 

INTENT by Susan Stephenson

 

POWER by Susan Stephenson

 

ABUNDANCE by Susan Stephenson

 

Fair Vessel by Susan Stephenson

 

Timeless Harbor by Susan Stephenson

 

Fleet at Rest by Susan Stephenson

 

Along the Waterfront by Susan Stephenson

 

Breakwater Gold by Susan Stephenson

 

Air Bubbles by Susan Stephenson

 

Flags Across Ferris by Susan Stephenson

 

Island to Island by Susan Stephenson

 

Evening in The Harbor by Susan Stephenson

 

Below The Wharf by Susan Stephenson

 

Mountains to Embrace the Sea by Susan Stephenson

 

Leaving Home by Susan Stephenson

 

Heading for the Fuel Dock by Susan Stephenson

 

Window Without Glass by Susan Stephenson

 

Doorway To The Past by Susan Stephenson

 

Sweet Adobe Village by Susan Stephenson

 

Through Heaven's Gate by Susan Stephenson

 

Waiting For The Mass by Susan Stephenson

 

Helm in the Princeton Hall Wheelhouse by Susan Stephenson

 

Timeless Technology by Susan Stephenson

 

From Another Time by Susan Stephenson

 

Enjoying The View by Susan Stephenson

 

Lady in Waiting by Susan Stephenson

 

Pondering Flight by Susan Stephenson

 

Girl With a Balloon by Susan Stephenson

 

Up To No Good by Susan Stephenson

 

Port Protection by Susan Stephenson

 

Bad Boy in the Rigging by Susan Stephenson

 

FOR MICHIO by Susan Stephenson

 

The Feet Question Whither by Susan Stephenson

 

Little Seal by Susan Stephenson

 

I Love a Parade by Susan Stephenson

 

The Still of Night by Susan Stephenson

 

Rainbow Aspirations by Susan Stephenson

 

On My Way to the Picnic by Susan Stephenson

 

Dual Purpose Pilings by Susan Stephenson

 

Leaping Lupines by Susan Stephenson

 

Digitized Daisy by Susan Stephenson