I’ve been deep into my archives the past few days getting ready for my next photography show, a project I’m particularly excited about because, not only will the show be taking place in the desert, it will be comprised completely of desert images. If you’ve followed this blog for very long you can understand that this is a very happy thing indeed.
Among the forgotten images I’ve stumbled upon is this 35mm shot taken at Red Hill Marina, a desolately-beautiful spot on the southern shore of the Salton Sea.
OK, back to work I go. Happy September, peeps! :-)
Golden hour in black and white; Newport Beach, CA
Golden-hour light and shadow in Newport Beach this past weekend. Taken with my iPhone 5s.
Yesterday was a hiking day for me here in the San Jacinto Mountains. These sorts of outings tend to be iPhone-only affairs, in part because my DSLR weighs a ton but also because I’m still scarred from the lens-shattering hiking accident I had several years ago. Besides, my phone is more than sufficient when it comes to the beautiful, if unremarkable, scenery shots I can’t pass up when I’m exploring the higher elevations. None of those are worth posting here but I do kind of like this iPhone shot I took yesterday of insect trails on a tree trunk. :-)
I took a quick pre-birthday road trip up to Utah this week. It was spectacularly beautiful there and a refreshing change of scenery since I hadn’t been anywhere for quite a while. On the way home, we made a pitstop at this abandoned waterpark. Fascinating place although a couple of meth-addled “security guards” ended up making it one of my more nerve-wracking photo expeditions!
I’m one of those photographers who rarely, if ever, photographs people. I also do my best to keep narcissism at bay and the selfies to a minimum. That being said, I’ve just completed an e-course in conceptual photography and, as it turns out, self-portraiture has been a key element of the exercises we’ve been working through.
I now see the value of coming out from behind the camera and am fascinated by the secrets and symbols that can be incorporated into a photograph. More importantly, I find it intriguing that even the most personal image can conceal as much as it reveals.
Another shot from my quick trip to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The sun would eventually come out but this one was taken early in the day while it was still overcast.