Sunday, June 27, 2010

storm approaching

One of the very best things about being here in summer - once the first few hot weeks have been survived - is sitting out at the back of the house (and now, under our new portale), seeing the storms slowly coming in over the mountains, and wondering if they are going to make it up to Eldorado or veer off in some other direction. These, I think, are the Manzano Mountains - about fifty miles south of here (thank you, telephoto lens) - south west, we can see down to the Datil mountains, just over a hundred miles away; to the west, it's forty miles to the Jemez, and then just eight or so miles north to the very foothills of the Sangre de Cristos. Not bad views. Although I have to stir myself back into work tomorrow, it's been great having the contemplative space. And (thinking back to last week) ... would this work best as a platinum palladium print? As a cyanotype? As ...?

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