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I just made a small contribution to this Kickstarter project. I have ordered silver gelatin prints of some of my digital images from DSI before. It was a real thrill to receive a real photographic print of my digital work. I'll be using them again.
I spent some time in the Coachella Preserve this weekend as part of an ongoing project to capture the many facets of the San Andreas Fault and
it's impact on Southern California.
The San Andreas Fault usually inspires some fear trepidation being associated with destruction and the "Big One". However, it also sustains life at different points along its path.
In the Coachella Valley the geology associated with the fault has allowed water to reach the surface and created a string of oases that literally sit on top of the fault.
It's not just the palm trees that sit in lonely groves surrounded by miles of hostile desert, these islands of life support all types of insect, bird and mammal species.
There IS another side to the San Andreas Fault.
This year I actually remembered to do some basic housekeeping stuff. i'm so proud of myself for:
1. Remembering to edit my copyright preset in Lightroom to read 2013 (last year it was March before I realized I had not done it!).
2. starting a new catalogue on new hard drives (2 LaCie 2TB drives if it matters - one is the backup).
So now everything is well with the world as we head into the great unknown of 2013, fingers crossed.
The first images stored on those crisp new drives are from a quick jaunt I took to Afton Canyon in the Mojave Desert this week. It really is an intriguing place. It sits right on the edge of the National Preserve, is managed by the BLM and has the ancient Mojave Road, the Union Pacific Railroad and the Mojave River running through it.
A lot of human and natural history has bottlenecked between the walls of what has apparently been called "California's Grand Canyon" (a bit of a stretch I think). There are also a number of slot canyons that feed into it that I found really kind of wonderful.
It's good to be able to start off the New Year with one of my Amargosa photographs in a show a Gallery NRC in Denver. Check it out if you happen to be in the area.
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