I’ve noticed that my pictures tend to fall into one of two distinct categories: pretty damn awesome, or terribly mediocre. And I have to admit that the dichotomy has a clear boundary line: people who are not JJ. I can take stunning landscape photography, and I can insert JJ into those views and still make the composition look pretty good. But, when I try to take a just-people picture, it always seems to come out….not so good. So, this week, with that caveat, I offer my views, of both really nice outdoor photography, and some lousy pictures of an outing with friends.
Last weekend was the bi-annual Tucson Street Fair, which is very much like the Columbus Arts Festival, but a bit more to the crafty side, rather than all fine art. The wares were really a secondary attraction to me, because the crowd was so fun for people watching! It might be a product of only being either at home or at a very small workplace all the time, but it was fascinating to enjoy the spectacle of how humans adorn themselves. The best part was the fact that we were at a Christmas themed event, and it was in the 80s! We also enjoyed a stroll on the University of Arizona campus, and I marveled at the convergence of flowers happily growing so close to the solstice, and fall colors.
Ann and Nathan are always up for adventures with us:
This one is for the folks who want a couples picture of us!:
JJ and I have really different work schedules right now, and since he always has the car, it makes it a bit difficult for me to get out of the city. On my one weekday off this week, I headed out at o-dark-thirty to go for a short hike before he needed the car mid morning. It made for a cold hike, but the sunrise shots were phenomenal. I love this hiking area, Sweetwater Preserve, for the combo of proximity to the city, but also feelings of solitude. This splendor is only 5 miles from my house!
A crested saguaro:
Birthday candle saguaro with moon!
You can barely see the city:
Til next time!