Parasol, by Thaddeus Miles

Sunday morning I drove a few hours from home to visit the Magic Wings Butterfly Garden. While trying to capture a photo a transparent butterfly I came upon this delicate flower a little larger than my thumbnail resting in the shade and on a leaf of one of the bigger trees in the green house. Fortunately I had the time to wait for touch of the sun to come around and awaking its internal soul like it does most of us daily.

Parasol, by Thaddeus Miles

Nikon D300s | ISO 400 | Exposure 1/125sec at F/8.0 | Focal Length 157mm
Parasol, by Thaddeus Miles

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 05
Photo of the Day Award Category: Close-Up Photography
Photograph Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts | The United States

Photographer: Thaddeus Miles (Lowell, Massachusetts USA) Registered
Thaddeus Miles envisions sustainable cities. As Director of Public Safety at MassHousing he works with law enforcement and diverse communities throughout Massachusetts confronting the complexities of crime and trauma. He has a long track record, a strong commitment to empowering people and strengthening youth voice, and vision.

Thaddeus garnered insights and strategies from his international work at Harvard Law School and Community/Urban planning programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reinforced his steadfast commitment to ensuring that the most underserved members of our community have genuine opportunities for success and achievement.

He founded the MassIMPACT technology consortium, and co-founded the Neighborhood Network National Consortium. He serves on many nonprofit boards throughout the Commonwealth. His newest partnership “Think Big Dream Big” is a youth driven initiative to jumpstart young people on the journey to a positive future, the fulfillment of their goals, and dreams.

Thaddeus Miles is also an animator and photographer. This led him to become the Board President of Peace* in Focus*: a global non-profit organization that trains youth from underserved and post-conflict communities to be creative peace builders and leaders using photography and grassroots media tools. His immersion in his latest photography projects: “365 a photo a Day in 2012,” and “The African American Church” has strengthened his artistic vision, and illuminated the four pillars of his identity that provide the frame and structure for his photographic journey (Faith/Spirit, Family/Ancestry, Nature/Landscape and People/Community).

Website: http://thaddeusmiles365.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thaddeus.miles
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Sifublack

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KEVIN CAMPBELL
KEVIN CAMPBELL
9 years ago

WooooW!!!
That is beautiful as I stair at it I can almost begin to smell the sweet fragrance as it clings to life……two thumbs up.

Bobby T.
Bobby T.
9 years ago

Your art is a gift that keeps giving brethren!
Looking forward to seeing more of your works and talents in Lowell. Peace!

Oye Akintan
Oye Akintan
9 years ago

I am amazed how you can communicate via your lens. The image awakens my soul each time I look at it. Keep up the soul lifting work.

Troy
Troy
9 years ago

Wow, I can imagine how please you must be.
Your work just keeps getting better, congrats.

Marcus
Marcus
9 years ago

Pretty dope photo! Good stuff

Jacque
Jacque
9 years ago

Simply beautiful! Understanding, appreciating and simply taking the time to remind us all of nature’s beauty and peace.

Elisabeth DaRosa Sneed
Elisabeth DaRosa Sneed
9 years ago

Absolutely amazing!!! Another great shot!! Beautiful.

Theodora Kostova
Theodora Kostova
9 years ago

Gorgeous and subtle colors in this piece! There is a real quiet power coming from it!

lola
lola
9 years ago

What a beautiful image that you were able to capture! Continue inspiring us through your photography.

Osayi Erhabor
Osayi Erhabor
9 years ago

What a moment to be captured!!! Without the flicker of you lens we would never have the opportunity to enjoy this God’s beautiful moment!!! Thanks for your talent in Photography.

Michelle
Michelle
9 years ago

There’s so much to look at here. Amazing how you help us see deeper. Thanks!

Pam Goncalves
Pam Goncalves
9 years ago

Beautiful peaceful in past and present time.

Haywood Fennell, Sr.
Haywood Fennell, Sr.
9 years ago

I like the composition and color involved in Thaddeus’s photo. It’s eye stopping.

Diane Leahy
Diane Leahy
9 years ago

What an eye you have…and the skills to match! Terrific work.

TC Hunter Sr.
TC Hunter Sr.
9 years ago

Very nice!

Paul J. Newsham
Paul J. Newsham
9 years ago

Very Nice!!!!

Karen Collins
Karen Collins
9 years ago

What a beautiful picture. It made me stop and enjoy the scene. Its amazing what we overlook in our daily lives…its takes an artist to show us the beauty that surrounds us, because we are too busy to slow down and really look around.

Charlie Sharigian
Charlie Sharigian
9 years ago

Hey Thad,

The picture coveys peacefulness and relaxation and heavy thoughts of god’s creation of heaven and earth.

Kate
Kate
9 years ago

Congratulations! Beautiful photograph.