It’s been a busy couple months, and, sadly, photography has had to take a back seat to putting food on the table.
As most of you know, I’ve accepted a new position at the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center in Billings, MT. That means I have had to go through the process of leaving one employer (who’d have thought it would be difficult to quit an at-will job?) and starting with another (who’d have thought one Information Technology system could be even worse than the one you’re leaving?).
Anyway, the transition is somewhat stable and I finally have time to clean up a few old photos and show them to you.
These come from the Terminal Leave trip I did with a couple of friends in April. They are further proof that you can and should go back to places you’ve photographed before while you explore new ones. It’s a valuable exercise because you see things differently, the conditions are different and you just might catch a good image you never imagined.
I loved the light I found on the Mexican Hat. I had gone on a different road, one that took me down to the river. Then I hiked back up to near a place I’d photographed the hat before. But the light was exceptional this time, and I got that image everyone is looking for. The sun broke through a cloud and lit the Mexican Hat with what photographers call a ‘god beam.’ That gave a nice glow to the rock and really made it the center of attraction. The sky was spectacular, too, so everything just sort of fell in place.
(I know you know this, but click on the images to enlarge them. The thumbnails are awful, but the full-size images are kind of nice.)
We went to Fallen Roof Ruin again. The rest of the group had never been there, and, while I had been a couple times, I was ready to go back. I’ve never shown an image shot from this particular angle before, but, again, the light was just right. I particularly like the way it grazes the structure on the right. See what you think.
More to follow,