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.
  • When Tommie John called the police station to ask if they knew about the fierce lightning storm on the other side of town, they said, "No need to worry; it's just the politicians debating  over at the fairgrounds . . . "


By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Landscapes, Politics, sunsets & rainbows|Tags: |Comments Off on Debates

Who . . . ?

By |July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |Comments Off on Who . . . ?

Don’t Let Them Ruffle Your Feathers

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |Comments Off on Don’t Let Them Ruffle Your Feathers
  • The entire rookery was amazed.  The Johanson triplets, Sven, Ole, and Twyla Sue,  had successfully predicted not only the winner of three Astro's baseball games  in a row but also  the final score.  Mom was already getting calls from Las Vegas . . .

Three in a Row

By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Birds, Sports|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Three in a Row
  • Judy was sad.  The eggs were laid and hatched, the chicks getting ready to fledge, and she was losing her elegant mating plumage; she hated going back to being ordinary . . .


By |July 17th, 2019|Categories: Birds, Dating Scene|Tags: , |Comments Off on Elegant
  • Eldon felt gawky--not a chick, not an adult--but he felt better when mom explained  that his gawky phase would only last a couple of months, whereas humans went from cute kids to gawky teens and the gawky phase lasted several years before they became elegant adults, and some never made the transition . . . 


By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Gawky