Archive for May 2009
Spending some time with Cowboy Poet Bill Lowman on his ranch. Sunday was branding.
Sometimes active participation trumps the sideline role of being a photographer. 90% of the time the camera defines me and my role in life. I participate with a piece of glass between myself and what is happening around me. It is how I process what is happening. It’s a vicarious view of life.
Sometimes it’s best to leave the camera home. It’s okay, your camera skills will not disappear into thin air overnight, you may miss a picture but there are an infinite number more for you to make in the future, and what if you actually have fun without it?
And so it was as I grabbed only my point and shoot and walked the 98th annual Bay to Breakers 12K foot race with the Hash House Harriers, a “Drinking Group with a Running Problem” (Also see post on the 2008 SF Red Dress Run). Our theme was “Pink Slips” in honor of the current economic situation.
As a participant, I actually made the paper. When I told some people I was “in the Chronicle,” they said, “Oh you mean you have a photo that ran in the Chronicle?” (The logical assumption.) No, I myself was photographed for the Chronicle. It figures, on the rare occasion I am scantily clad…in a pink (and black) slip, without camera in hand, I end up on the other side of the lens! Thumbnail courtesy of Brant Ward/The San Francisco Chronicle.
Found this one and a bunch like it from February during my road trip to the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.This one was en route from Elko to Owyhee along Mountain City Highway aka. Highway 227. Been looking at a lot of black and white landscapes lately so I guess I am feeling like giving it a try on my digital camera. Thoughts?
It’s been a while since I posted much. I am catching up on editing. Below are a few images from the Al Weber workshop in San Miguel. The workshop was at Mission San Miguel. Mission San Miguel is one of the 21 historically built missions in California and one of the best examples of the original Franciscan mission style still in existance. It is still run by the parish and 13 people live there including friars, retired priests and friars in training.
Down the street was a small town parade for Sage Brush Days. Well, it was a slight contrast.
Mission San Miguel…
Sage Brush Days…