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Welcome to my fine art website and blog, "Peace of Light". 


Gazing upon, and meditating on beautiful images, even for a minute, letting other momentary concerns evaporate, can result in a feeling of great tranquility. 


For the past 25 years I've referred to this effect as the "Peace of Light".


Certainly, you've already experienced it.  It's possible that having one of these images in your home, to view at will, may affect you in a similar beneficial way, over and over again.


All images on the site may be purchased as prints of various sizes, with mounting, matting, and framing options available. 


Feel free to contact me at tmcakal[email protected] with any questions or special requests.


Wishing you the "Peace of Light".


Thomas Cakalic 






April 26, 2021
Taking off. That's what this Osprey was doing in this image. It was a drizzly, overcast day in late April. I was focused on the nest about 50 feet in front of me, when t...
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18° Below on the Salmon River

January 21, 2021
It was -18°F (-28°C) when this image was taken in early January. Not the coldest I've experienced, but even a truck heater has trouble keeping it warm inside at this temp...
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Have a Purpose

January 04, 2021
Do you think this little Red-breasted Nuthatch has a purpose in mind? Of course you do! The stance and steely-eyed concentration gives it away. Possibly I'm anthropomo...
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To Wonder Why

January 01, 2021
It's a 6.5 mile (10.5 km) hike in to Imogene Lake, in the Idaho Sawtooths, mostly uphill.:) The lake is at an elevation of 8,442 feet (2,573 m). After a day's activiti...
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Mount Rainier at Sunrise

December 29, 2020
"Mount Rainier at Sunrise", from an area in the park, known as Sunrise. I'd often wished for a few puffy or straggling clouds in this image, yet the more I look and th...
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Hunkering Down

December 28, 2020
A baby Screech Owl in southwest Idaho. About the size of a large avocado. It's hunkered down in the picture, but it doesn't mean it's defenseless! Beak and talons j...
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Another Day

December 23, 2020
It's just another day. That's the way it was at home, in the Boise Mountains of Idaho, in late September. Who could ask for a better vista 50 feet out the front door?...
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Autumn Harvest

December 21, 2020
Sometimes, actually many times, the ingredients for a pleasing and peaceful image are close to home. I went to harvest the last of the tomatillos from the garden in th...
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Fallout - An Unexpected Find

December 18, 2020
It was a cold and dreary January day when I visited Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland. I went there to see and photograph the main attraction, the wild poni...
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Free as a Bird

December 17, 2020
Love for beautiful imagery doesn't lead to cityscapes and man-made objects very often for me. "Free as a Bird" is one of the exceptions. I was in Chicago for a photogr...
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Stratford Point Light in Winter Storm

December 10, 2020
Lighthouses symbolize beacons of hope, and perseverance. Historically, they've been the only thing standing between safe harbor and potential death, for mariners on dark,...
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Late Winter Afternoon

December 09, 2020
Skiing and photography. A match made in heaven! One's already, no doubt, in close proximity to some spectacular scenery. Combining the two is only natural. A heavy camera...
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The Citadel at Bryce Canyon

December 08, 2020
Were you ever profoundly moved by something you saw? When the scene made you stop and think, and moments later you were transformed, with a totally different outlook?...
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Stanley Lake and Mount McGown

December 07, 2020
Stanley Lake and Mount McGown in Idaho, are a mere 109 miles from home. The twisty drive takes one through canyons with black lava basalt cliffs, and over 2 mountain p...
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