Had forgotten about this photo and then came across it again this afternoon. Not sure why I never posted this but here it is now.
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It’s turning out to be a cold winter for a change and while we’ve had some snow from a few storms, I’m still hoping for more. And in America, where there is snow, there is often salt.
A while ago I was driving through the mountains in a snow storm. Sometimes even crummy roads and worrisome weather can be beautiful.
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At the moment, there are a handful of product options (T-shirts, sweats, pillows,etc) but I’ve applied a few of my photos to the products that struck me as most useful.
I’m pretty eager to see what the scarves, workshirts and totes all look like in person.
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It’s been another bonkers week and as is becoming a habit of late, my focus has not be on blogging, unfortunately. So it goes.
On the upside, things seem to be settling down. And today it snowed for hours (the first snow of the year) which makes this northerner happy. We’ll see what next week holds in store. In the meantime, here’s a little something I’ve been working on the last few days. Had considered it a “discarded draft,” but will admit it looks kind of interesting. What do you guys think of the piece?
This year has felt brutal in places and the last few days/weeks have been pretty intense (that’s not to say there haven’t been some highlights too but it’s been hard to get them to outshine the negative at times). Tomorrow is a new week though and in a month it will be a new year. So tonight as I try to focus on the glimmers of positive in the last week and forgive myself for skipping blogging and getting behind on work in deference to other emergencies, I am hopeful that soon the highlights will outshine the clouds.
Can’t help but thinking of jewel beetles when I look through these images. Took these a few years ago in a railyard and am a little stunned they’ve just been collecting dust in a folder until now.
Oftentimes when I’m shooting pictures of old trains or rusted machinery or digging through oily machine shops, I find unusual marks or symbols on some of the components. While some of the symbols are signs to precaution mechanics or obvious makers marks, some prove to be inscrutable seemingly more ancient petroglyph than anything else. Here’s one such mark:
It really burns my toast though that I didn’t notice the rain on my lens while snapping this shot; hindsight, eh?
Have to admit that the colors in this remind me of the shades of blue and purple one gets from a really bad bruise (think of a real zinger from sliding in baseball, maybe like the one in ‘A League of Their Own‘). Or perhaps a field of lupine.
How’s everyone’s week so far?
Update: Like this photo? It is now available as an archival matted print in my Etsy shop.