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.
  • Sunil (pictured, lower right) was thinking of trading his current vehicle in for a new Tesla Electric sports cars, but after a test drive, he was reconsidering. As far as he could see, there were three issues: he didn't have to plug Rosebud (the camel) in, he had gotten quite used to the gentle swaying as she moved, and where could he carry the feed bags in the Tesla?

Trading Up

By |March 8th, 2020|Categories: Exotic Animals, India, Vehicles|Tags: |Comments Off on Trading Up
  • Howard was disappointed--he hadn't got one write-in vote on Super Tuesday. His wife told him he should  have spoken more about issues of substance rather than ducking issues he was uncomfortable with . . .

Ducking the Issues

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: Birds, Politics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ducking the Issues
  • Roger (pictured; his friends called him Ramjet) was trying to get a lawyer to take his proposed class action suit against Dodge for using the ram name for their trucks for years with no written permission, or, more importantly, royalties. He suggested that the lawyer hire a film crew to watch him race one of those pick-ups up the mountain--even a four wheel drive. He'd show them a real ram going up the mountain . . .

The Real Ram

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Virus Scare

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Birds, Health|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Virus Scare
  • Once again, with their red MAGA hats, hopeful rally participants lined up early hoping to get in to see the president and hear his speech . . .

Waiting for Donald

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Birds, Politics|Tags: , |Comments Off on Waiting for Donald
  • For years, the family had lived on the west side; that was where the best schools and universities were, but when Julio heard about the University of Phoenix (on line) he finally agreed to give in to his wife Cynthia and move to the east side. He hadn't realized just how far east she'd had in mind . . .

East Side

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