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

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


Grabbing the Light by papatheo
Grabbing the Light
Leaves on an exotic Maple tree on a breezy autumn afternoon at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin.
Grand Opening by papatheo
Grand Opening
A small hybrid rose comes into its fullness in the early evening light at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Junco in the Snow by papatheo
Junco in the Snow
A Slate-colored Junco [a type of Sparrow] perches on a snowy branch on the morning after a mid-April storm.


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3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thank you ever so much for the fave!  :heart:
papatheo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
My pleasure!!! :)
SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous gallery! :clap:
papatheo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you... and also thanks for the :+devwatch:
SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
With pleasure by Digithalie  
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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papatheo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D Thank you... I am sure that I will!
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Thank you kindly for the fave!  :heart:
papatheo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Photographer
:heart: My pleasure!
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