What to do in the August heat?

Storms and Saguaros

Storms and Saguaros

The August doldrums… We always hope  and pray for Monsoon storms around here as it is the only water we get other than from the CAP, the Central Arizona Project aqueduct from the Colorado river up north. During these high humidity weeks I usually head to the desert to look for wonderful clouds and rain. Here’s a shot toward the west near Arivaca, AZ.

I parked my car out along the narrow road and walked a ways out into the desert stepping over a tortoise on the way. After the shot I noticed a Boarder Patrol vehicle had pulled up along my car and an officer started walking toward me. I packed up and headed toward him. He was very nice and wanted to make me aware that some illegal boarder crossers were often seen right here so to be careful. I told him I hadn’t seen anyone lately other than my tortoise friend and thanked him for his heads-up. I packed up and drove back toward Tucson since it was getting on the dark side.

The next month it cooled down to below 100 degrees and our Tucson Photography Meetup Group hosted a black and white training session. Some of us really like b/w. It brings back memories for me during the film days of my career. We shot some images inside a church kitchen.

Colandar b/w

Colandar b/w

Old can opener b/w

Old can opener b/w

And sometimes you have to get down on your knees to get the right shot, something that seemed easier 40 years ago.

Get down on your knees

Get down on your knees

So hope you enjoyed the black and white’s  and I’ll leave you with an advertisement 🙂

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