So one Sunday last summer, JP and I were visiting our friends Joe & Sara, in Tucson. You know those mornings when everyone is quiet and contemplative, paging through a magazine or newpaper, sipping their coffee, in no particular hurry. I call those mornings PERFECT.
This one got even better when Joe suddenly snapped the morning newspaper in half to show us a photo. With his name under the caption. Whoo-Hoo!!! I almost spilled my coffee. Apparently, it has happened before, but he didn't know this particular shot had been accepted.
Now, Joe has an artist's eye and make no mistake. How do I know?
Because His Camera Is Not Fancy.
No detachable lenses. No filtery thingies.
But his scenic shots are in the newspaper semi-regularly and he is now selling cards of his photos in a few different shops. His photo of Antelope Canyon, below, is above my fireplace.
I find this so encouraging. But also alarming. What if my camera is good enough and I never get the Canon T3i of my dreams? Will I live? Alas, the odds are good that I will. But I digress...
Here's a sample of what Joe sees through a lens. Enjoy! Oh, and check out his photoblog at http://ex-oculis.blogspot.com/
How's THAT for a dry desert?
And my new personal favorite....