Rebecca Wilks

Rebecca Wilks; Photographer, Teacher, Yarnellian, Do-Gooder

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mental Health Day

I had a much-needed adventure yesterday.  Much needed.  Really.

I hadn't done any serious shooting in weeks and, my husband claims, I was getting cranky.  This is the closest thing I have to PMS, and it's not pretty.

I don't see patients on Mondays, but more often than not I spend them doing computer work, phone calls, and meetings.  Yesterday was a clean slate.

Road trip.

I had an early start and hiked the Kachina Trail in Flagstaff.  Never mind that the altitude (the trail head is at 9500 feet) hit me pretty hard; there was dew and a morning temp of 55 and there were wildflowers.  After lunch I heard a tornado warning (I couldn't make this stuff up) on the radio and decided to head down 89A to Sedona.

The clouds just got better and better, and I shot the redrocks with clouds from one of my favorite overlooks.

It was a terrific day and the crankiness is all gone...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Black & White

There are lots of reasons I've been revisiting some old favorites lately. 

Friends have suggested it, great old images have come into my mind, and I've been fiddling around with black & white conversions.  I don't think I'm quite obsessed, but that might just be denial speaking.

A number of these are images I've loved for years that never seem to have reached their potential.  They are eclectic to be sure; portrait, macro, wildlife, and landscape.

I'm thrilled to breathe new life into them.  If you enjoy these, there are more on the website.