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.
  • Jimmy's visitors from New York were blown away by the Texas Gulf Coast sunset, but jimmy said it was "average--well,  maybe just a little spectacular . . ."

Gulf Coast Sunset

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  • When the girls tried out for band, they were all accepted, but they were all assigned to the trumpet section--not a cello player among them.  Disappointing . . .

No Cellos?

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  • Adele was getting strange social media posts, for example,  would she be available to escort a group across the border next Thursday?  She knew she didn't even know what or where the border was, and besides, she had a litter of pups to feed . . .

Wrong Coyotes

By |July 10th, 2019|Categories: Exotic Animals, Texas|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wrong Coyotes
  • The offer of a zoo gig seemed good--plenty of food, no wolves or cougars--but as summer in Houston was starting in the 90's, he dreamed of the snow back in Alaska . . .

In His Dreams

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Alaska, Exotic Animals, Texas|Tags: , , |Comments Off on In His Dreams
  • Cody felt like he was being pushed out by the group--they said he had been "taking a Knee."  He wished he could get them to understand he had just slipped on the ice that had been hidden under the snow . . .

Not Taking a Knee

By |July 6th, 2019|Categories: Alaska, Exotic Animals|Tags: , |Comments Off on Not Taking a Knee
  • When the snake charmer at the entrance to the park--who also claimed to be a real estate agent--offered to sell Tommy and Ruthie the cool stone building, they were dubious about whether he really had a listing . . .

Snake Charmer

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