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.

Gone to Seed

By |November 12th, 2019|Categories: Flowers, Health||Comments Off on Gone to Seed
  • Aloysius wanted to get into politics and thought he would run on the Reptiles Rights platform.  Sadly, his events and speeches didn't seem to be attracting that many supporters.  Who'd have thought  the PETA crowd wouldn't have gotten behind him at least a little . . .?

Political Platform

By |November 9th, 2019|Categories: Politics, Reptiles & Amphibians|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Political Platform
  • When Harvey met the alternative health practioner, he quickly learned what his health problem was--he was vegan-intolerant.  No soyburgers for him . . .

Vegan Intolerant

By |November 9th, 2019|Categories: Birds, Food|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vegan Intolerant
  • As Beto O'Rourke finished his last day of skateboard fundraising for his presidential bid, he tweeted that he was leaving the crowded field and felt that his campaign was like the Tejas sunset that day, "goin' down . . ."

Goin’ Down

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: Landscapes, Politics, sunsets & rainbows, Texas|Tags: |Comments Off on Goin’ Down
  • Ming Jao hadn't got the response he hoped for at the annual Lone Star Motorcycle Rally in Galveston, Texas.  With 400,000 attendees and over 100,000 motorcycles, not one of the participants showed any interest in obtaining an import license for the Chinese model touted as the "Harley Davidson" look-a-like . . .

Cold Shoulder

By |November 5th, 2019|Categories: China||Comments Off on Cold Shoulder
  • Helen (pictured, wet) was furious; lately, her roommate Suzi had thought it outrageously funny to wait for Helen to get in the shower and then move her towel to where it couldn't be seen or reached, leaving Helen cold, wet, and angry. She was trying to decide if putting a several-days-old fish under Suzi's underthings in her dresser after she left for school was an overreaction . . .

Stolen Towel

By |November 1st, 2019|Categories: Flowers|Tags: |Comments Off on Stolen Towel