Consolation, Yellow, and Triangles

Consolation, Yellow, and Triangles

Updated 22:45 after spotting.

Some time ago I posted a consolation photo.  I ran out of day as I tried to get to a particular vantage point in the Livingston range north west of the Chain Lakes.  On the evening of August 7th, I drove out to that vantage point.  As the blue of the evening faded to black, I laid out my sleeping bag, foam pad, and pillow in the bed of my truck.  A vision of sleeping under stars vanished with the howling wind.  The inside of the truck was quieter, but it only has one bench seat and it is narrower than I am tall.  After a truly ghastly sequence of uncomfortable catnaps, the alarm went off at 4:30 Sunday morning.

This little adventure had begun with a dawn photo in mind.  As is so often the case with both life and photography, my ideas and my reality differed.  Photographically the sunrise was not particularly noteworthy.  So, I tried to make it interesting (photo 1), and once again we have a  consolation prize (photo 2).


The other two photos that survived the digital shredder are in today’s gallery (below).

Yesterday morning the alarm went off at 3:30, and I stumbled out of bed at 4:09.  I thought there might be some mist to be found out towards Acme.  I came across a possibility but I could not wrap my head around angle, location, and perspective.  Ok, there was a faint glimmer of an idea that vanished in the white lines of the highway.

The theme that emerged was yellow and triangles.

If you are worried that the RA series has gone fear not.  I have made some mistakes and learned some things since the last image.  My current challenge is to get to the places I have in mind at the right time of day.

It is always a treat to read your comments.

Cheers, Sean

4 Replies to “Consolation, Yellow, and Triangles”

  1. OK, I like the shadows. I’m not expressing this well, but there is a spectrum from a totally arranged shot such as shooting food in a studio, to less and less real world manipulation, to a totally documentary ‘as found’ style. I tend more towards the documentary side, shooting what I find, trying to get the best shot available. If my shadow is there, I’ll try to work that in along with other leading lines.

    It’s disappointing when a shoot that has a drive invested in it doesn’t work out, but that’s the nature of things. I think it then boosts the creativity juices to find a shot anyways.

    1. As always thank you for visiting and commenting. We can talk more about whether a shot is found later.

  2. Lovely vibrant colors. The shot of the silos off in the distance has a shadow of you in the foreground. Can you Photoshop that distracting element out? And yep, you need to use the spot renewal tool (or clean your sensor).

    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I am spotting as I write. So, I put my shadow in the photo on purpose. April agrees with you – she didn’t like it either. All feedback is good.

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