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Sandias

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Sandias ((Watermelons) / iPhone 6 Plus / Snapseed

This is not a good photograph. I know that. But I like looking at it. Besides, I’m trying to make a point, here.

No one needs to see all those images you’ve taken just because “film” is essentially free, now, in this digital age.

But you don’t need to dump them all either. You may go through a bunch today and find a gem, something that you can really make something of.

Months later you might go through the same batch and find something totally different but as good or maybe even better.

Anyway, they all have the potential to stir your own memories, your emotions, and thereby add to the soup that is your creativity.

That’s the case with this one. I shot it with my iPhone through a dirty bus window on my way from Merida to Valladolid on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The bus was moving, I had only a split second to grab a shot. No time to mess with settings. No time to think. I just shot it. I’m glad I did.

I’m also happy that I didn’t delete it. Instead, I cleaned it up the best I could, cropped it and tweaked it a bit in Snapseed and allowed my eye and my mind to wander around in it. I remembered the refreshing taste of a cool crisp watermelon on a hot day. I wondered about the people in the image and about their day, their lives. I spotted the bicycle lying on the ground and was reminded of my beloved boyhood bike from so many years ago. I wondered about the person casting a shadow in the left foreground

It takes me back. Back to a time and a place and feelings that might otherwise have slipped away.

No, it’s not a “good” photograph, but I’m glad I have it. I hope you can see past its faults and derive some little pleasure from it, too.

 

 

ON AN AFTERNOON IN LLANO SAN JUAN

This is from my recent visit with @SteveBundy and @SteveImmel, on our drive up the high road to Taos, following our shoot at the lowrider car show in Española.

 

SIBLINGS

Another shot from Cowboy Camp.

 

SANTA FE PLAZA

Candid street photography, using an iPhone, is even possible from the window of a car, if you're stopped in traffic, as I was one day just before my recent trip to Mexico.

Until tomorrow…

 

CABALLERO JOVEN (YOUNG HORSEMAN)

Let's here it in the comments for this young man and his horse.

Hasta mañana.

 

GUADALAJARA STREET TATTOO

How times have changed!

Hasta mañana.

 

LONG DAY, SHORT POST

Well, kids, this is going to be a short post. I just put in a pretty grueling 12 hour day at the Charreada, I'm beat, and I have tons of photos to process, batteries to recharge, and feet to soak. Here's one of my favorite shots from the day…

IPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

Hasta mañana.