|Day 190 - Tattered poppies|
Week 28 was a very busy week. Having the camera out daily or using it when I remembered it did not always happen. But I had photos I had not yet processed from the trip to Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and a one lucky day with the camera which came late in the week. Some of those photos will be in week 29. Week 28 was a total wash out due to rains and just stuff that got in the way.
|Day 191 - Low water in the Rio Grande|
As I post the picture above I find myself hoping that recent rains have raised the level of the water and covered some of these rocks. But I am also grateful I got the opportunity to take this picture with all the rocks exposed. Besides being an art, photography is a wonderful recorder of slices of time.
I live in a beautiful state and there are many wonderful things to aim a camera at. And through the back of my mind runs the thought of how many other people have taken this same shot. I want a unique photo which the tourist above, sheltering from the sun with an umbrella, provided. They were oriental and struck what seemed to me the perfect oriental pose.
|Day 193 A - a second look|
I loved this old bridge and the way it seemed to divide up the sky. I even did a black and white version of this shot. I posted two this week because I was feeling a bit guilty not having gotten any new pictures. A lot of my friends that do the 365 day challenge do it to make themselves take pictures. I do it to make myself review and process the photos I take. Sometimes I think I am snap happy.
|Day 194 - Grasses moving into the stream|
|Day 194 - Black and White|
And the ribs of this umbrella with the shadows of the leaves of aspens was a gift. I was sitting down on the porch of a friend and looked up. Yes, I obviously like straight lines bisecting the sky or the shadows of the sky. I love textures and details and shadows and reflections. And even when I get presented with sweeping vistas often capture the seldom seen details instead.
That said I do from time to time find a vista that especially draws me. I had gone to the river with my friend, Jessica to find a new image to paint. That is what I used to do with my photography. Only did with my photography. The camera was in lieu of a sketch pad. I believe I will paint the image below. But before I could commit to that I had to unpaint some of it. There used to be a roof of park structure directly behind the fisherman. I cloned or painted it out.
So followers of the Week in Review here get nine photos instead of just seven. The rains of this week will bring flowers. And I promise to do better with taking the camera for a walk.