Shifter: Everyday Expedition Episode Seven


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I suck at birding but being in the field engaging with the world of our feathered friends is quite the experience. You might think these trips are filled with excitement and awe, and to some degree they are, but for me, these trips are about relief. Relief of being away from the tentacles of the digital world and general responsibilities of life. Birding in the Bosque is something I do annually but always slightly rushed. On this trip, I got two hours at sunset and two hours at sunrise before I was back on the road. And I think this is what this series is about. Do what you can with what you have. Time, assets, experience.

Sound: Avaren, Freefade, from the FreeMusicArchive
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DANIEL MILNOR

23 Comments
  • Dean Forbes
    Posted at 18:11h, 08 December

    Always the poet, my friend.

  • DimitrisA
    Posted at 18:13h, 08 December

    Thanks for the poetry once again Dan! Amen to your last advice. Shoot wherever you are. Feel your surroundings and make pictures that matters..to you. 🤘🍺

  • Ian MC
    Posted at 18:43h, 08 December

    I'm enjoying your channel, Dan. I started taking photographs nearly 50 years ago with a Zenith plus 50mm lens. Used Canon and Olympus film cameras, always with 50mm lens and B/W film. I lost my mind in the 2000s with DSLRs and zoom lenses, ended up a sore neck. A month ago I part exchanged a ton of gear for an X-T3 and 35mm (50mm equivalent). I feel free and creative again. Thanks for the inspiration. I needed a kick up the…

  • Guitar Moderne
    Posted at 18:52h, 08 December

    Heading out locally now

  • Jeff Edvalds
    Posted at 18:55h, 08 December

    "There is Now, and there is Never." Pretty much sums it up my friend. Your other thought "Do what you can with what you have." Reminds me of a friend, I threw many flies with, for some five-seasons in South America, and I quote: "Jeff…You do what you can, for as long as you can, and when you can't do that anymore, you do the next best thing." -General Chuck Yeager (I apologize for relating a personal story on your channel. I only do so, because you express a live-life philosophy that is much the same).

  • P A U L F R O C C H I
    Posted at 19:16h, 08 December

    wonderful!

  • Vincent Provenzano
    Posted at 19:27h, 08 December

    Says the man who embraces YouTube digital content. 🤨

  • Rick Preston
    Posted at 20:53h, 08 December

    Bosque del Apache, Very nice. Did you stop at the Buckhorn in San Antonio for a green chile cheeseburger on the way back?

  • Steve Muncy
    Posted at 21:07h, 08 December

    Bosque del Apache. Love it.

  • John Healey
    Posted at 21:33h, 08 December

    Your channel is a breath of fresh air here on YT. Thank you for that, it can’t be easy to produce this level of work consistently. Since stumbling on to SHIFTER I’ve been thinking more and more about the importance of the print related to improving a practice. At the photography school where I teach we are constantly concerned with the lack of printing being executed by new photographers and look for opportunities to raise the expectations of the students by insisting that they spend time in both the darkroom, and the print lab. It is good to know that there are photographers like you and your followers who still hold the print as a standard. Is there a reason why you deliver your videos primarily in B&W? Anyway, thanks for the thoughtful work.

  • Keith Czechanski
    Posted at 21:53h, 08 December

    Everyday Expedition. I’ve been doing this lately since I am currently off work due to a knee injury. Thankfully I can still drive until my surgery on the 13th. I’ve been driving my Jeep around the back gravel and dirt roads in Kansas. Finding things here and there to photograph while in the middle of nowhere. When I see the yellow diamond signs that say Caution, Minimum Maintenance Road, I know it’s a good one. I’ve even started a new Instagram page for the images just for fun. It’s keeping me sane anyway since being off work for almost 2 months now.

  • Observing Beauty
    Posted at 21:58h, 08 December

    Truly inspiring. Rare gem. Lives what he speaks . Carry on this exploration, to a point where you are in no need for explanations (to yourself)

    And thanks for the sharing

  • ted ted
    Posted at 22:06h, 08 December

    Nice work.

  • Chris Pryor
    Posted at 22:08h, 08 December

    Thanks you for your videos Daniel, they are a nice change of pace. I’m interested to know where you source your music?

  • Gsharpe61
    Posted at 22:54h, 08 December

    Unbelievable! U freaking nailed it here … so nice ! There was great stuff here 😁 Thanks !

  • Denis Laroche
    Posted at 22:55h, 08 December

    hey Dan, I haven't seen credit for the music… ? great stuff (I love monochrome) as always, cheers from Montreal !

  • Suraj Bhamra
    Posted at 07:40h, 09 December

    There's something to say about creating something when only proximal to oneself.

  • Buzz Townsend
    Posted at 10:42h, 09 December

    Great film Dan – stuck in front of my computer but transported to New Mexico for a few minutes- thanks!

  • Georgi Tabov
    Posted at 11:28h, 09 December

    The endless mind battle with the brown poison

  • Ali Burden-Blake
    Posted at 15:11h, 09 December

    So enchanting and effective…. and beautiful x

  • RatGirl
    Posted at 16:34h, 09 December

    At 3:13 I’m reminded of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds movie. I enjoyed the film and the stills very much—great work Milnor.

  • Life & Times of a MultipleMediaManager™
    Posted at 18:35h, 09 December

    Let it ride indeed. Love the sound. listening to those birds with headphones was awesome! ✊🏿

  • jim robertson
    Posted at 20:30h, 10 December

    Perfectly encapsulated. 'There is a lot there if we know how to see."