Balance recognizes that many good things in life are good only in moderation. There really can be too much of something wonderful. Most virtues, taken to excess become vices. When an interest, affection, or endeavor becomes utterly consuming, it doesn't allow room for other kinds of goodness.

 

Implicit in the concept of balance is the notion that two very different things are true at once, and both must be heeded. Simply illustrated, we need to work, and we need to play. We need to give out, and we need to replenish. We need to go wild, and we need to be calm. Each of us is prone to fall out of balance in our own way. To maintain balance requires that we value balance. It also requires intention, mindfulness, and self-discipline.

 

The photographs shown here represent my visual interpretation of balance. The line separating the contrasting elements is always strong enough to keep each side at bay, but it sometimes gives just enough for there to be a gentle merging between the two forces. Balance is something that we all struggle to maintain in our lives. May these photographs inspire you to find the tranquility of balance in your own life.

 

the hills are really alive
the hills are really alive
press to zoom
cape shore
cape shore
press to zoom
translucence
translucence
press to zoom
broken yolk 2
broken yolk 2
press to zoom
cinder chip
cinder chip
press to zoom
stones and squares
stones and squares
press to zoom
sand wire
sand wire
press to zoom
tranquility
tranquility
press to zoom
flat lands
flat lands
press to zoom
andrew's green
andrew's green
press to zoom
orbit 3
orbit 3
press to zoom
diagonal sunrise
diagonal sunrise
press to zoom
dock ripple
dock ripple
press to zoom
wood and brick
wood and brick
press to zoom
1/1