Monday, June 29, 2009

Mesa Over Sage


Mesa Over Sage, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Nothing fabulous to blog about today. It's been hot, we are under a heat advisory since it's been up to 105 during the daytime lately. Today though, we are expecting a bit of a break from the heat-it's only supposed to be 99 and this afternoon promises the arrival of storms.

I love storms, in a way, because, though they can be quite destructive, they bring wonderful clouds and wonderful opportunities for working in black and white. I believe it was Sam Abell who once asked, "why is it that the worst weather makes for the best pictures?" He's right about that. It seems like, if you wanted to make a good career, you could just load up on cheap black and white film and run around waiting for storms to come, just shooting an hour or so before, and again an hour or so after the storm. Would make for good shots, that, yes it would.

Until next time...

2 comments:

mythopolis said...

Its so relative the heat and cold...105 there, and her heatwave is mid-90s...meanwhile on Isle of Wight, "Postcards..." says its gonna be hot there today, maybe 80 degrees!" I love when the scene is of dark cloudy sky but with the sun low enough to shine under the clouds and illuminate trees and fields. Everything seems more than 3 dimensional somehow.

Carol said...

Yes, I love cloudy skies-I think they are my favorite to photograph. I like dark clouds, which is unfortunate because we don't get them too often (and, when we do, I want to hide inside, not go out to play.)