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Landscape Photography

An evening with Rex Naden

Landscape photography is a powerful medium for exploring perception, attention, and spiritual perspectives. Rex Naden, an avid landscape photographer, will share slides of his photographs, and discuss his encounters with nature, the artistic image, and the subtle ways that he uses color and composition to communicate his vision.

One might identify a photograph within a cluttered and unordered visual environment, then develop the image and present it to viewers that did not share in the vision. Upon viewing the final image it is possible they will understand the intent.

Rex will highlight 1) the craft used to capture the photo, 2) the artistic elements of the photo, and 3) the post-processing steps applied in the studio. Craft points include location, weather, terrain, and time of day. Artistic decisions comprise luminosity, color balance, color saturation, composition, design, and distracting elements. Post-processing consists of editing, printing, and preparation for display.

Rex has recently published a beautiful and affordable book of landscape photographs, simply titled Landscapes, by Rex Naden.


Insight Meditation South Bay offers two weekly meditation groups—Tuesdays evenings we offer an open drop-in sitting group in Mountain View, and Thursdays we offer structured courses in Saratoga.

The Tuesday sitting group meets every Tuesday evening for a meditation and Dhamma talk in Mountain View. The principal teacher is Shaila Catherine and guest speakers are featured regularly. Thematic series are periodically presented, but whether or not a topic has been advertised in advance, Shaila or a guest teacher will lead the sitting and offer teachings. See also weekly sitting.

Newcomers are always welcome. To help newcomers get acquainted with mindfulness meditation and IMSB, a senior member or teacher offers a beginner’s orientation beginning at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month.

IMSB relies upon the generosity of participants to support our teachers and cover organizational expenses. Dana is a word in the ancient Pali language that describes donations, offerings and generosity. Two bowls will be available at an event to practice dana for the teacher and IMSB; we encourage you to give joyfully and generously, according to your resources and means. IMSB is a 501(c) (3) organization. All donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.