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Colorado National Monument Revisited

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

 

Geological Fingers" © 2009 by Paul F. Moloney

"Geological Fingers" © 2009 by Paul F. Moloney

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.

"LIght and Form"   © 2009 by Paul F. Moloney

"LIght and Form" © 2009 by Paul F. Moloney

 

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.

 

"The Adventurer"   2009 by Paul F. Moloney

"The Adventurer" 2009 by Paul F. Moloney

Dramatic 1873 photograph of Colorado pioneer William H.. Jackson

"In the Rockies," dramatic 1873 portrait of Colorado pioneer photographer William H. Jackson.

 

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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