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.
  • Lilli and Billie had loved the concept of the AirBnB "rustic cabin on the Yaak River," but hadn't realized rustic meant no windows, locks, bathroom, shower, cell coverage, broadband coverage or fast food restaurants . . .

Rustic

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  • While mom was out catching breakfast, she told the kids not to watch the neighboring kids trying their first flight (which usually ended in gravity winning).  She didn't want to discourage them for when their time came.  But that was like telling them not to watch Pro Wrestling on TV when she left . . .

Don’t Watch

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  • Unlike most cats, Precious didn't like ladders; she got to the third step and stood her ground. "Not gonna do 'er," was all she would say when encouraged to go higher . . .

Not Gonna Do ‘Er!

By |May 10th, 2019|Categories: domestic animals|Tags: , |Comments Off on Not Gonna Do ‘Er!
  • As the forest fire raged, the park rangers were pretty sure someone had not obeyed the no smoking signs . . .

No Smoking

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Montana, Natural Disasters|Tags: , |Comments Off on No Smoking
  • With the Montana Elk season starting that day, Kendrick, Lucy, and Brenda thought it prudent to get an early start in the dash for deep cover . . .

Early Start

By |May 7th, 2019|Categories: Exotic Animals, Montana, Sports|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Early Start
  • When Whalon told his schoolmates he was a juvenile black-crowned night heron, but his black crown would come with maturity, his classmates all said, "What is the crown going to make you--The Burger King . . . ?"

Where is the Crown?

By |May 6th, 2019|Categories: Birds|Tags: , |Comments Off on Where is the Crown?