June 24, 2021: The Landscape Photographer's Prayer

The Landscape Photographer’s Prayer

Oh, Lighting Director

In the heavens,

Unshadowed be Thy plains.

May sunrise come before we freeze,

May hunters see us amid the trees,

And may we not be swarmed by bees.

If we stumble and fall in Thy creek,

May we keep our cameras dry.

Permit us the occasional crop,

Remind us to check our F-stop,

And forgive us our resentment 

Of ignorance

of the First Amendment,

And may we not

Be shot

For trespassing.



--Laura Marland