My photographic life is becoming a revisit of Western America with my cameras, and it is invigorating. In October my family and I leisurely drove through Colorado National Monument between Fruita and Grand Junction on the Western Slope.
On Sunday afternoon the light was mundane, but Monday morning we enjoyed a field day of picture making. The highlight and shadow relationships were graphic, full of depth perception that makes photography wonderful. Colorado National Monumental was picturesque and memorable.
Son Kevin, who is a freelance photographer, was intrigued at Artists’ viewpoint with a balanced rock on an overhang. He recalled a picture of Colorado pioneer photographer William Henry Jackson with a view camera on top of an overhang, entitled, “In the Rockies, 1873,” and asked me to replicate the picture.
A gust of wind hit us and I, being only 118 lb. almost toppled over. Kevin, a larger man, was unfazed. When he came off the balanced rock, the family was relieved.
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