February 27, 2013

a peaceful Montezuma Hills


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photo by Donald Kinney

When I spotted this hillside of newly sprouted wheat I knew EXACTLY who would appreciate the image. And sure enough, my good friend Jan Bell of Bell Images sent a note with his stamp of approval. Personally, I am somewhat ambivalent about the photo--I am a lot more enthusiastic about the OTHER 1100 snaps I made in the Montezuma Hills on Sunday morning.



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So, I probably am more interested in hearing from YOU as to what this image "does for you", but the message I get from it is symbolic of peace. It's those three blades on that windmill...



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Believe me, this is the middle of no-where. Several miles down a rough gravel road off of another road where very few folks venture. Closest to Heaven that I will probably ever get!

But back in 1968 I met the lady who lived in this shack. With my 4x5 view camera I was photographing a nearby hillside of wheat stubble when that lady stopped to ask what in the "Sam Hill" I might be taking a picture of. She just couldn't understand or see it... "It is just stubble", she said, to which I tried my best to explain the beauty of the textures and patterns.



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So yesterday I mentioned the Montezuma Hills is sheep ranching country, so of course I feel obligated to show you some sheep. Oh, they are SO skiddish--I wish I had been able to get some better shots. I was in such a hurry to snap this that I moved the camera slightly, and of course the sheep were bobbling around as well. I'll keep trying.


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bahhhh .. that's what the sheep say :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

1100 photos in one morning? Too much for me to deal with. I take the minimal selective shutter release approach. Guess in my head I still feel there is a roll of 36 exposure in the camera.

AphotoAday said...

Hi, SINBAD'S DAD (John) -- Well, a lot of those 1100 were multiples of the same subject, but yeah, I do tend to use my camera like a machine gun. Based on that theory that if you sit 10,000 monkeys down behind 10,000 typewriters one of them, given enough time, just might be able to hammer out one or two actual words.

And yeah, Mr. Anonymous -- I know who you are so baaa-aaaa-aaah right back to you, you old farm-boy.

 
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