Monday, November 10, 2008

A Superior Field Trip...

Our Large Format class with Rod Klukas had a field trip yesterday to Superior, AZ. We started out with a fine breakfast at the Buckboard Cafe then proceeded to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. It started out as a beautiful day though towards lunchtime the light started varying wildly with fast moving clouds. Makes it kind of hard to accurately meter because it keeps changing. In any event I got some nice images and a few snaps of some classmates.

The famous Larry Golsh trying to figure out who left this camera in front of his truck.

Tiffany Pacileo teaching Eddie Patelson a few things about photography, while the famous Larry Golsh still tries to figure out whose camera is blocking his truck.

After lunch we went into the town of Superior. This place is a goldmine for photography. Many old buildings, murals, and other beautiful detritus. Got a few good images before the weather deteriorated. We went through monsoon-like storms on the way back, including hail and some incredible lightning in the Superstition Mountains.

Juan Garcia with one of his previous subjects... a mining mural painted on the side of a building in Superior, AZ. I am proud to own one of Juan's prints (below) from this series.

As I respect my friend, Juan, I did not photograph the mural... in black and white. But I did make a transparency. Hopefully it will turn out. I will post images in a near future blog entry.

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