It is the first Monday in October. The autumnal equinox is a week past, evidenced by the shorter days, and trees beginning to shed their summer garb. October is a very busy month for artists and balloonists alike. And aside from retrieving several of Fred's rugs and wool from Tierra Wools in Chama and Centinela in Chimayo, as well as an early afternoon chat with friends from California outside on the Museum Hill plaza, my head has been deep into the three books that are my current photographic projects. Choosing photographs and background paper, and organizing them into a logical but interesting layout, as well as writing text and selecting type fonts tends to have a dizzying effect on the old brain. Since the creative juices are really flowing, the flow continues into other parts of life. A random selection of images and words accompany me throughout the work day. Thus, today's blog is also a random set of images from the week.
I photographed this dancing gent eleven years ago when photographer and friend, Steve Immel and I had cameras in hand, exploring Santa Fe. Here are the "then" and "now" photographs.
One mission was to shoot a decent photograph of a piece of obsidian, for one of the books in process. Much more difficult than I thought it would be. But here is a test shot and finger selfie.
Because the statuesque Ponderosa pine trees have a mention in one of the books, I feature one here.
And the topping on the cake of randomness, is a hummingbird trumpet or zauschneria.
Sincere thanks to all of you who commented last week, including Barbara F. R., Victoria, Connie, Kathryn and Gene, Anne O., Marilyn G., Lisa S., Tomas, Brenda, Steve, Ann A. Ingrid, and Catherine, and a huge debt of gratitude to Christina W. who provided a new home for Rug 386 this week.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image©