Description A Brood X cicada had just emerged from it's shell. It seemed to be touching the shell in a farewell gesture - having spent the first 17 years of it's life in the prior stage, it was drying its wings and getting ready to move on to the next stage of life. This photo is in a narrow landscape panorama format.This photo was selected for the juried Meadowlark Photo Nature Expo in 2006. Each of the expo sponsors picks a sponsor's choice of what they believe is the best in show. This photo was selected as Kodak's Sponsor's choice.
Dan Ward, Oakton Member Since December 2007 Artist Statement Dan Ward uses photography in an effort to capture images that touch people. His candid portraits seek moments of intense emotions such as affection, deep thought, joy and contemplation. His landscapes are intended to portray contrasting scenes, while his nature photographs explore different or unseen vistas.
Dan has received awards in a variety of photography shows including the 2012, 2011, and 2010 Nature Visions Show, the 2006, 2008, and 2009 Meadowlark Photo Expo (Kodak’s Sponsors Choice award in 2006), On Your Own Time art shows in Dallas (People’s Choice Awards in 2004 and 2006), the 2007 Claude Moore Nature Photo Expo, the Ellipse Gallery 2007 Top Photos of the Past 75 Years and various community art shows in Virginia, Texas, Connecticut and Arizona.
His recent work includes collaboration with the poet, Dr. Catherine Sweeney Burton. Examples of their photohaiku and phoetry can be seen in the Emerge, Phoetry and Plane of Life galleries. Their joint books, "Emerge" and "Plane of Life", are available from Blurb. Dan's photo books, "Tribute" and "Here There Be Dragons" are also available on Blurb. Some are available on Apple iBooks.
This site, Imagekind, does not permit direct links to other sites, but you can find the book by searching on Dan L Ward at www.blurb.com.
Dan is also a workforce economist. He was the senior editor of a 2013 AMACOM book on strategic workforce planning, entitled POSITIONED.