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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Rock Art Morning

I enjoyed a morning outing to the Piedras Marcadas rock art site on the west side of Albuquerque thanks to being able to participate in a free photo workshop there conducted by Mark Bohrer.  I reaffirmed the fact that I am constitutionally unable to walk around taking pictures with a group of other photographers.  I did, however, appreciate Mark's fine introduction to the subject.  I was also inspired to look at the familiar site in a somewhat different way than I have in the past, and I explored some new ideas using color and filters that I hadn't got around to trying before.  Splendid weather and a fine experience.


2 comments:

JR Smith said...

"I reaffirmed the fact that I am constitutionally unable to walk around taking pictures with a group of other photographers."
Why do you think that is so? I find the same for myself.

Mike said...

Well, I'm actually pretty asocial, which probably doesn't apply to you. Also, it just seems distracting to have a bunch of other people in the immediate vicinity when I'm trying to concentrate on making a connection with what I am trying to photograph. The leader's presentation on the subject and hints on technique were useful, but having him nearby during the actual shoot did not seem to have much point to me. Some others with less photo tech or rock art familiarity may have had quite a different take on this, however. I think a post mortem on the pictures may have been helpful as well, though that might be asking too much of the workshop leader who was volunteering his services in this instance.