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.
  • Susanna found her spoonbill perfect for catching tadpoles, minnows, and crayfish, but less than perfect for personal grooming . . .

Not Perfect

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  • Being an Apex Predator was cool; it looked good on the resume-- but it also meant he had to eat only fish or meat.  He looked longingly at the watermelons and sweet corn with butter.  But cool has its price . . .

Apex Predator

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  • When both the CNN and the Fox News trucks rolled up at the same time, Eldon, who never discusses politics, knew it was time to leave . . .

Air Brakes

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  • Scanning the menu, Bennie saw that, sadly, the McRib was not back yet, only voles, cotton rats and roadkill were on offer . . .


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  • Her Royal Fuzziness the Princess Buttercup was cool with the topknot and mustaches, but she was thinking the Mohawk might be a little over the top . . .


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  • When Handsome Samson, also known as Sam I Am, heard about the Romans, Greeks, and Jews reclining while dining, he thought it a good--no--a great idea.  Yup . . .

Relaxed Dining

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