Tommy Dykes Photography
Fine Art & Travel Photography
"Images Made From Light"
Photographing Landscapes & Wild Places From Around the American West and The World. Landscapes, Seascapes, Wildlife and Ancient Places. Stories and Histories; Some Fictional and some Factual.
"The American West"
“And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it is a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best relationships, never really end”.
"I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in."
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
~ Jack London
“All I want is an all absorbing, ceaseless occupation for mind & body. Adventurous service would suit me best”.
~William Henry Jackson
"De vino vero dulcedo respersa est flavor."
~Marco Polo (?)
"Blood is nothing, heart and spirit make the Sage." ~100 Eyes
"Say Oui to Adventure"
~From my morning yogurt cap
"Heaven and Earth are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter."