The Art Of…Sol Searching.

feb sunrise egrets

“So when the sun meets the sky, Gonna take a ride, get to where I do…” -Eric Johnson.

There’s a comfort in knowing that routine in nature is one of the most powerful forces in the known…and unknown universe.  Nature has a way of forcing it upon us daily with the rising of the sun.  And that is the Great Routine, even for folks who “don’t do routine’s”.

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No matter what each of us has going on in our lives, one thing is guaranteed…the Sun will rise again.  (at least for the next few million years).

Ive spent the better part of the past year taking every opportunity I get to photograph, as well as to just be part of the first rays of Nature’s Grand Routine.  Sol to soul.

I’ve mentioned in previous scribblings the importance of living life to it’s fullest and how important it is to live between our collective “bookends”…and nothing helps me begin a new day of “the between” than being a part of a sunrise.

A sunrise is like a snowflake…there are and never will be two exactly alike.  Which is a microcosm and great analogy for life.  No day, no moment will ever be exactly alike.  Especially when you break it down to the “molecules”.

A lot of photographers (including this Lake Charles photographer) begin raving and drooling like rabid dogs at the thought of capturing the perfect sunrise…out west…with the canyons, mountains, and natural arches, and the what not.  But, damn…we have some amazing scenes here!!  And i’m taking advantage of that “snow-flake” thingy every chance i get.IMG_0995

Photographing the sunrise here in Southwest Louisiana can be a struggle at times. Humidity, excessive fog, rain, and the unofficial yet official state bird of Louisiana, the mosquito. But, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

I love being a photographer here in Lake Charles, Louisiana.



If you would like to order a print of any of PerrinStudios‘ Southwest Louisiana sunrise photos…or any of our nature, landscape, or Louisiana scenes, all ya have to do is contact me.  You can send an email to, or call or text 337-304-5599.  To ensure the highest quality possible, We print locally through PhotoTek of Lake Charles.  We offer various print sizes, styles, medium, as well as photographic gifts such as coffee mugs, photo books, etc.

We also shoot portraits, models, weddings, events and so much more!!  Just give us a holler/yodel/shout/wassup/bonjour/ola…or whatever euphemism you choose!

Now, get out there and enjoy the routine.  And remember, there’s nothing routine about it!!


Ps…Current listening obsession: Luther Dickinson’s “Blues & Ballads (A Folk Singer’s Songbook), Vols. I & II.  Check it out.

The Art Of…Sol Searching.