Five Photographs
by John Tuttle
Gazebo on a Foggy Morn
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“‘Gazebo on a Foggy Morn’ is one of my all-time favorite photos. I captured this shot one autumn morning at a local park. I didn't have gloves on, and my hands were chilled to the bone by the time I had gotten what I thought I wanted. Another one of the photos I took on this same shoot was published in print in the 2019 edition of The William & Mary Review. I love the autumn hues in these images. I love the reflections, the ominous fog, and the slight roseate color of the sky even more so.”

Inverted Uprising
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Microcosmic Ecosystem
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"The other two images, ‘Microcosmic Ecosystem’ and ‘Inverted Uprising’ showcase my odd fascination with fungi. So many of their fruiting bodies result in bizarrely-shaped lobes, and they appear in various colors, rustic and fanciful alike. ‘Microcosmic Ecosystem’ highlights a variety of flora and fungi within a limited space in the grand breadth of creation, and ‘Inverted Uprising’ simply shows what happens to a parasitic shroom when it grows from the underbelly of a tree trunk.”

The Cold Lantern's Flower
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"‘The Cold Lantern's Flower’ is a piece I snapped right in my own back yard – literally. In one of our garden beds, stood a metal décor piece to which viny foliage had a tendency to wind itself around. At some point, we placed an ornamental lantern at the summit of this obelisk-like frame. Eventually, I noticed that the plant vines had sprouted colorful blooms. What came as a greater surprise was the fact that one of the flowers had blossomed after the vine had grown through the lantern."

Beaming Beside the Pier
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“‘Beaming Beside the Pier’ is another splendid morning capture; I got this one on my family's previous summer vacation when we visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We had the opportunity to stay at a hotel right on the beach for two consecutive nights. Getting up early and admiring the sunrise was worth it."

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John Tuttle

I'm a guy who loves truth and beauty. I enjoy contributing to and commenting on the culture. My photography has been published by Blue Marble Review, Drunk Monkeys, The Manhattanville Review, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters, and The William and Mary Review. Additionally, my writing has been featured by The Millions, The University Bookman, the Submittable Blog, and elsewhere.