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.
  • Herbert enjoyed the herd's weekly karaoke night but wished they could get past "The farmer in the dell, hi ho the dairy-oh, blah blah . . ."  First of all, they weren't dairy cows, and second, what's wrong with a little "Stairway to Heaven" or "Heartbreak Hotel" now and then . . .

Karaoke Night

  • Jim Bob (pictured) knew that he/they was one of the few, even in the deep south, that could show good cause why he/they should have two first names. With their unique outlook on life, he/they felt out of place no matter where he/they went. The big question came up at a family dinner when an aunt said he/they should say amen twice after grace was said. An uncle pointed out that they should be in politics, where it's vitally important to be always able to watch your back . . .

Two Heads Are Better Than One

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  • When the taxi driver offered Billy-Bob and Glenda a 50-year lease on Akbar's Gate, they concluded his right to lease may be backed by questionable provenance . . .

Questionable Provenance

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  • Constance wondered, with all of the upset with the "Royals" in the news lately, if there might be an opening for a (potentially) fiercely loyal Anglophile here in "the Colonies"--especially one known for being able to keep an eye on things . . .

The Royals

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  • Joaquin hadn't bothered to read the spray-on-tan directions (which said to spray lightly, let dry, and add more if desired).  Joaquin decided he'd just go ahead and use the entire spray can--what could possibly go wrong . . .?

Spray On Tan

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  • Ricardo (pictured) had watched lots of cooking and food shows on The Food Network and was stunned that no one was doing a traveling bee pollen/nectar show. His ongoing theme would be only top shelf stuff--there are lots of flowers in the world; why settle for less than the best?

Top Shelf

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