Sunday, February 5, 2012

Photo of the Week - February 6, 2012

Flower Field Workers, Colorado, 2011 (click on image for larger version)

Last September, I spent the most wonderful day of photography with my great friends Geraint Smith, Pam Morgan and my wife Christie. We drove the back roads of southern Colorado between Costilla, New Mexico and Manassa, Colorado from near sun-up to past sunset. We shot everything from rusty farm equipment to a one-lane bridge spanning the Rio Grande River, and ending the day looking at the sunset produced blood red color of the Sangre de Cristos Mountains.
This image in particular reminds me of how good I felt that day. How fantastic it was to be doing something I so thoroughly loved, and how blessed I am to have these wonderful people in my life. In this picture, I see more than two farm hands working the crop under beautiful skies. I see, feel and remember the laughter we had that day. But most of all, I see the focus of what I will be doing for the remainder of my life.......Photography.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Harold's Truck on Free Verse website

Harold's Truck, Jaroso, Co., 2011

I was contacted a few months back by Jon Thompson from North Carolina State University about the use of some of my images on the web site for Free Verse. He is the editor of this online bi-annual magazine. Check out the poetry site to see the use of the first of my images.

Here is a little something about Free Verse from their website:

A journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics is a bi-annual electronic journal that focuses on publishing the finest free verse being written today. While the journal aims to provide a forum for the wide variety of poetic experiments and work in various poetic traditions in the United States at present, Free Verse also invites English language submissions from outside North America. Translations are welcomed, as are unsolicited reviews of recent books of poetry.