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Richard F. O'Connor
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Nature photographer in Cottonwood, Arizona.

My wife Leda, and I, Theo, found our partnership originally to center on practicing and teaching the message of awakening through the masterwork called A Course in Miracles. We picked up a simple digital camera several years ago to bring with us to Europe, where we had been invited to teach. That little camera sparked in both of us a memory of our joy of photography. Unbeknownst to us, we had stepped through the doorway into a brand new endeavor; finding and capturing instants of light with our camera.

Soon after we discovered this amazing artists' community - deviantart. Here we have received the feedback and assistance to help us grow as photographers and to strengthen our love for the art - and for this I am very grateful. Thank you all!

To love beauty is to see light. ~Victor Hugo

“A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever
recognize it?” ~Ernst Haas

Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects.
The object is nothing; light is everything. ~Leonard Misonne

Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation. ~Ansel Adams


The Morning After
A morning view photographed on our way into Sedona, Arizona. This was after a few days of snow in the area left remnants... especially at the higher elevations.
Saguarros and Mountains
A scenic view of morning clouds over the mountains near the town of Bumble Bee, Arizona just a short drive from Hwy 17. We were quite lucky with two days of spectacular clouds wherever we went.
Red Rocks of Sedona
Red Rock formations near Sedona,Arizona. Photographed on Christmas afternoon on our way to visit friends.
Double Rainbow Over Desert
We were nearly home from a photo shoot in Oak Creek Canyon when we were overtaken by an intense rainstorm... we pulled over several times to photograph the rainbow over various vistas... while getting drenched. Five image panorama.


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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer

Hi there! :wave:

I'm just leaving this comment to welcome you to the AnimalsPlantsNature group. Thanks for joining :aww: We hope you find the group helpful and enjoy the artwork that other nature photographers share with us.

Our submission guidelines are located directly on the front page. Be on the lookout for our group blogs which include features, contest announcements, and APN news from around DeviantArt and the internet!

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AlejandroCastillo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Wonderful gallery! =)
Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016

Hello Richard I want to personally thank you for joining my group I am happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group and look forward to your future work. Welcome!
Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Richard are you still an active member on DA?
lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to Best-SnapShots w00t! 

We do hope that you enjoy our group, it is a pleasure to have you as a member! Looking forward to seeing your work in our galleries! Please, feel free to contact us, if you have any questions or suggestions! 

Have a great day! 

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Thank you for faving Bouquet of wild roses
.:Thank you little bear:. by Chipi-Chiu
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Happy Birthday! :party: Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic Celebration by Mirz123
mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Happy Birthday!
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Airborne Party 
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