#01 - Parfrey's Glen

About 1968 on a rainy day while I was a graduate student in physics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, I went with a friend on a photographing trip to Parfrey's Glen, a small park in the Baraboo Hills north of Madison. There a small creek cuts a deep gorge through the limestone. The fog softened and simplified the background giving me the chance to make some of my best photographs to date.

This image is a favorite of mine and of many other people. It appeared in the Tao Te Ching book, on the cover of the 2001 Tao Calendar, on the cover of the Tao Journal and in the book, Fingers Pointing to the Moon.

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