|The "Questionable" Route|
Does that look like a question mark to you? It does rather to me though if it wasn't for the largish ditch in Northern Arizona (the Grand Canyon), which requires a wide track to its east or west when driving, the shape might be more proper.
Twelve delightful days on the road, filled with learning, and questions.
First, a flight to Salt Lake City, where our friend Barb was kind enough to introduce us to the mustangs of the West Desert. Time flew as we spent an entire day there with our long lenses. Barb knows this herd well enough (for example) to predict when they’d move to the watering hole, so we could meet them there. Barb, Gwen, and I agreed that the scuffles between stallions were the highlight of the day.
The question; why are some of these animals branded? Well, some are branded by BLM, and others seem to have originated from ranches. Dumped perhaps?
Then the three of us drove to Moab for the 15th annual and final Moab Photo Symposium. I’ve written about this remarkable event before. It’s four days of learning, camaraderie, and pizza. Bruce Hucko, the driving force behind this event, has decided to go out on a high note. Never fear, though, Sarah Dolliver and the Sedona Camera Club are offering the first Sedona Photo Symposium. The August 2019 event is patterned after Moab. Registration is open now.
|A small drama in Grandstaff Canyon near Moab Utah|
|Sunrise in Arches National Park|
One question from MPS; If I create a collection of my best, emotionally charged, original images, will I learn more about wht moves me and find the next trajectory? That’s my next project, about which I’m energized.
Guy Tal also talked about questions, especially those which can’t be answered but are nonetheless worth asking. I suspect these thoughts will eventually make it to his blog, and I’ll link it when they do. Trying to paraphrase Guy would be an injustice.
|Sunset near Page Arizona|
|Canyon drama, near Page Arizona|
|Detail, Red Canyon near Kanab Utah|
|Upper Kanarra Falls, Utah|
I always head home from adventures like this with mixed feelings and with more questions than answers. That, I think, is the essence of curiosity.
More images from the trip are in the Utah Gallery on the website.