New Photo SiteMonday, March 29, 2010
I’m starting to roll out my photo site at SmugMug.com. I’ve got lots of albums online thus far, but only one is live for viewing. I’ll be gently rolling out these albums over the next several days/weeks. My problem is that 90% of my photos suitable for display were taken in 35mm format – something that seems so ancient now. It might take years to get that stuff digitized, if at all, because of the high cost (about .25 per negative) and time factors.
The first album I have opened up is a series of 95 shots I took from my trip to the Four Corners area in September – Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Early fall is the most spectacular time of year out there because of the colors in the sky and land. The sky that time of year just seem to open up wide to show off its spectacular glory. Big Sky country, indeed. Thanks to my pal Michael Gaddy, I had an opportunity to be escorted onto the Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico via the back roads, complete with narration and history lessons of the area. Most of the best photos, however, are from my explorations throughout central and southeastern Utah.
I’m happy to say that I took these photos with outdated equipment – I still shoot with the original Canon Digital Rebel SLR. It’s the 6.3Mp version from 2003, and far inferior to the latest digital models. This camera has stood the test of time – in sweaty backpacks, on a mountain bike, in canoes without a wet bag, on sandy beaches, and shoved in my purse. But yes, I need a equipment update.