David Mortenson

About David Mortenson

I'm David Mortenson. I've traveled widely in my business and frequently photo-documented various business projects. I have been fortunate in being able to photograph nature, culture, interesting architecture and the like while abroad in Europe and Asia and across the Americas. As you'll see in looking at Another Good Reason, nature is my favorite subject, be it flowers, bees, birds, spiders, snakes, or bears. I'm also fascinated by patterns, man-made or natural, and doors. You will see all of these subjects in these photo-cartoons, as well as interesting and beautiful architecture and landscapes. While beautiful is also interesting, some interesting things may not always be beautiful, while still being photo-worthy. The basic concept for Another Good Reason is a photograph--beautiful and/or interesting--with a short, 2 or 3 line story with quirky humor not unlike Gary Larsen's "The Far Side". Often the flower, bird, or other subject of the photo will have a funny story to tell or a problem to solve. The goal is to entertain without negatively targeting any ethnic group, religion, political party, or nationality. Public figures, however, are fair game. Lady GaGa, Al Gore, or anyone in the headlines has or will have a story about them. There's a wide variety of excellent photography equipment out there, but I've been a Nikon photographer for years because of their sharp, crisp lenses and "bulletproof" gear.
  • As a kitten, even though she had exceptional night vision, Lola's mother said that if she went outside at night she could be eaten by owls.  Now, at 13 lbs, with owls less than half that, Lola wondered if she should turn the tables.  "What did owl taste like?" she wondered . . .

Eaten by Owls

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  • Ranjit, whose day job was maintenance at the Capitol building in Washington, was asked if his hobby of handling cobras was dangerous. He said, "Not any more than being around politicians and lobbyists every day . . ."

Snake Charmer

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Wrong Turn

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  • Andrea thought that even though her feet were orange and red--not yellow like the other girls--she was a pretty girl.  The boys didn't seem to notice her feet . . .

Pretty Girl

By |May 20th, 2019|Categories: Birds, Dating Scene|Tags: , |Comments Off on Pretty Girl
  • When Mrs. Bondurant, the civics teacher, asked each of the freshman students what part in government they would like to be, Henry quickly said, "Speaker of the House." He  had every hope that he'd be able to tame those pesky feathers on top of his head--after all, in politics, looking the part was as important as substance.

Speaker of the House

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Tejas Beauty Contest

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