Why do I love Cuba? The people. This year, I knew a bit more Spanish and was able to communicate a little better. Not great, but enough to understand just how important it is to learn more for my next trip. The woman on the right in the image above caught my eye, she was beautiful. When I engaged her, she was proud to tell me she was “noventa tres” or ninety three. I smiled and said, “mi madre tambian es noventa tres” or my mother is 93 also. This led to a longer conversation of which I did not understand much. That simple connection lead to smiles and gratitude for the Fuji Instax picture I took and left with them. The woman on the left is her daughter. The hands below belong to her mother. What a story they tell!
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I just finished co-leading a workshop with Rad Drew in The Great Smoky Mountains. When Rad and I met last weekend, the trees were predominantly green with little if any color to be found. Suffice it to say, we were a bit anxious about the potential for color. Then on Tuesday, the day we started, things started to change, and, by the time we finished the week, the color was glorious!
After a much needed nap when the workshop ended, I decided to head out along Little River Road to see what I might find. The two images in this post are a result of my afternoon out. This scene got better and better as we drove by it each day. Today it was screaming with color and offered a number of compositions. The top image was made as the sun was setting giving me gold light on the background trees. The bottom image was made about an hour later, in softer light with no sun on the scene at all.
Grateful to have been in this wonderful park with Rad and a terrific group!
Rad and I will be doing this workshop again next fall. We will begin taking deposits in November. Rad and I will be doing a workshop together in the Palouse in May. Hope to see you at one or the other or both!