Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far
I have two landscape photos from my archives. It’s amazing how many ‘lost’ pictures are ‘discovered’ in files and boxes, as well as undeveloped film in canisters tossed aside in drawers.
I love photographic perspective in desert scenes, you can pretty much go anywhere with filters etc. to create a mood from any era. The shot directly below is from a trip I took to Arizona more than fifteen years ago with one of my daughters who was looking at schools for her Masters program.
The road between us felt lonely and stretched out, Although we had been in daily close contact, time away at St Johns College in Santa Fe grew her in ways we both didn’t quite understand.
We were silently trying to gain perspective on what our lives and futures were going to look like as mother and daughter and friends…together and apart.
In our valley there is a small lake next the Colorado River. Our family likes to explore, fish, watch duck fights and wave at rafters floating past When the sun sets behind the hills the entire area lights up like a flame!
Has it been that many decades since this same daughter I am traveling alongside in the story above was this tiny golden-haired nugget (below) illuminated by the brilliant setting sun?
joy ~ caliroe © lMc
Posted on September 10, 2012, in photography and tagged Arizona, B&W photography, college, Colorado River, daughter, duck fights, explore, film, golden, lonely, mother, perspective, post a day, river rafters, road, travel. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.