Favorites August 2016

August 30th, 2016 4 Comments

 

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A few of my father’s photos from when he was learning the craft in the 1980’s.

 

The second picture is one of my favorites.  He was practicing moving the camera to match the subject so the background would be blurred…and it’s one great shot.  Yarrow and my sister are the two willing models.

Part of our old farmhouse basement was modified into a darkroom for his long-lived hobby, it was a cool space for him to hide out in the steamy summer days whilst the corn grew tall.  When they eventually retired and moved off the farm to a town condo (with real insulation!) he converted the new upstairs bathroom into a darkroom that now included color printing.  As long as there weren’t too many overnight visitors taking over that guest room dad could happily spend his days playing with the magic of chemicals and light.

 

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It’s been highly entertaining going through dad’s prints and a tad overwhelming knowing there are numerous boxes of photos and slides yet to be rediscovered.  We tend to not appreciate documentation while it’s happening, that meddlesome person with the camera, but now I’m relishing the moments of time captured in his lens.  I suppose it would have been more timely to post photos of the flooding and collapsed roads in our area from last week’s rain deluge, but you can see that elsewhere…these horse-themed photos by Roy Hampton are a little distraction for anyone who might need one.

 

 

 

Favorites August 2016

 

 

A little destination dinner

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Portuguese Street Art by Bordalo II

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Get ready for festivals or Halloween and make your own

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Cauliflower fritters looking tasty

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I love tilesorder them here, here and especially here

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This looks delectable—DIY tonic water with the Cinchona Bark Powder

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Oh wait—I’m definitely trying out this probiotic lemonade soda.

 

Ooooo and another awesome camperthis one by Wide Path

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Performance crafting with Tanya Aguiñiga

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More about Bob Kramer and his knives…you might not have access to a knife made by Bob Kramer himself but you CAN order ones designed by Bob Kramer and “made by artisans in Seki City, the Japanese knife-making capital since the 13th century”. 

 

 

 

Yarrow and Ginger circa 1982

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My sister and I in 1983 on Mesa del Campanero (Sonora, Mexico) right before we raced.  I don’t remember the names of the horses, but I do remember they were fast and didn’t want to stop.  The shadows look long so it must have been late in the day, a challenging time for taking photos but sometimes you just have to do what you can when things are happening…like when your daughters are racing unfamiliar horses on an unknown road.

It’s amazing we’re all still (relatively) intact.

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4 Comments

  1. Bill Deutsch says:

    Sweet memories, great pictures!

  2. Dhaivyd says:

    Nice pics! I believe it was Yarrow that gave me my first run on horseback. I don’t remember Roy’s photography as meddlesome – he always seemed to fade into the background in that role. Since I’m often that meddlesome person behind the camera, I appreciate your affirmation about relishing the results retrospectively. I must disagree, though, about dusk being a challenging time to shoot; I find it to be the best, followed closely by dawn.

    • Ruth says:

      Yes, twilight is beautiful light…just need to be at peace with shadows.
      Or it may have been Ginger if it was in the 1970’s. Fun memories!

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