It took two days to get us to a landscape we had never seen before. And the long drive was completely worth it.
It has taken a long time to go through all the thousands of pictures I took on our trip to South Dakota and I’ll start with the photographs taken when everything in the landscape changed. They don’t call it “Big Sky Country” for nothing.
Next stop: Mount Rushmore and Keystone, SD
All photographs taken with a Canon Rebel xsi and an iPhone 8.
I had no idea that last June, when I took a serendipitous drive to a park to take some shots of the sunset, that it would change the course of my work this year. On a whim I submitted this photograph to a juried exhibition late last year and this January I found out that my photograph was selected. Ecstatic that I got in, I also immediately started to take stock of what the heck I was going to do with all these photographs that I take and maybe it just felt like the right time to go full tilt.
Over the years I haven’t done anything with them. Mostly out of a lack of confidence, a lack of time or money to invest, or personal derailments, I’ve never really valued my art. And maybe all it took was one photograph to be discovered or to change my perspective.
Sometimes my passion is writing, sometimes it’s making paper, sometimes it’s crafts, sometimes it’s working with animals, but over the years I have always come back to photography. And there must be a reason for that.
Locals! Opening Reception for Depth of Field: MetroParks at the MAC is coming soon! Meet me there on Thursday, March 22nd at 6-8pm. There are 40 works in the exhibition.
It’s always great to get a park all to yourself. The other night I was chasing the sunset at Glacier Ridge Park in Dublin and the sky was constantly changing. The sunset itself was not particularly amazing that night, but to see it change in the matter of minutes was a sweet treat. I know that the collection of shots look like different nights but it was all from one night at dusk.
All photographs shot by a Canon XSi DSLR. June, 2017. Edited with Photoshop, DistressedFX and Snapseed.
All photographs shot and/or edited on iPhone 6.