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Thank you Neil
Honestly I don't set out to make any grand statement or anything, but this time without the crowds from around the world, you're right it did become more personal. I was able to commune in my solitude much better than I ever had w these magnificent surroundings. I'm sure I was in Awe the whole time. The beautiful reds and the grand vistas and being among the ancients, possibly came across in the photos. I'll never forget. I couldn't stop taking photos

You're a Bodie person, you're A Monument Valley person, Yellowstone, your Epic Utah shoot. I consider you one of us out here. So I hope you do get back and "do" this and all the others
These photo's are just the start of some of the places I've been and photographed
All the Best____Joseph



Alpha, Thank you I like # 36 a lot too

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 September 2020 at 10:39
All right, now # 24
truthfully I don't consider much of 24. To me its just an errant photo; Sorry 🤷‍♂️
It must be because I was there
I'm sensing that being there in the moment is much different than seeing that for the 1st time on a photograph
but I'm probably missing something, acknowledging the consensus by far is in its favor

Its just that there are many more I like better

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Hi Joseph,

Ah yes: #24.

Sometimes, an image arrives that just has 'something' about to that even the photographer responsible is challenged to understand what it is about it that others find so enchanting/beguiling/pleasing etc. his, I suspect, is just such a shot. From a purely personal viewpoint, it works so well for me due to the combination of viewpoint, light, tonal balance and detail it all combines to show us. I looked at this and it immediately 'clicked' with me - it told me all I needed to know about how these dwellings were built, how the structure locked together to give it strength but also, even then, they built with care and detail (or so it seems) to try and enhance their own experience of living there. It also shows much of the hardships they must have experienced in such a place - there is no 'soft' aspect to the image - it is most definitely what it is. The colours reflect the nature of the surroundings - no importation if stone here by the looks of it - and the shapes you show us inside this dwelling just add the to the whole scene.

So - that's my take on it and, I dare say, it will be very different to others no doubt!

Don't ever worry about showing your work and wondering of people 'get it' - if they do; fine. If they don't, well, you'll always have another image to share with them and, like '#24', that one may just surprise you!

Take care out there and best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2020 at 23:28
Hello Roger;
I apologize I missed your comment. Glad to see another was there. I'll be posting Walnut Canyon soon. I wonder if you also went there, an equally remarkable and totally opposite ruins
You called the place barren another called it desolate. To me the red stones the blue sky's were fantastic and just the wide open spaces were fantastic. Especially w the Painted Desert in the background. Goes to show we all see different

I totally missed that arrowhead. In a place like that I have so much running thru my mind. I'm lucky to get a shot off __ha ha





Neil, thanks, sorry I still don't see it
must have something to do w being there
Joseph
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