Sunday, August 27, 2023

Start to Finish Again

Nearing the junction the Rio Pueblo and Rio Grande an epic cloud appeared on a frigid January morning.

There's more drama to the toned black and white Alpha Cloud in this version according to me. Of course I am a black and white kind of guy. Mostly.
At day's end we hiked to the height of land in blissful Bargeme France where we encountered the ruins of a medieval castle.

It is called Sabron du Ponteves.

One shady afternoon in San Miguel I made half a dozen photographs of a facsimile of one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders.

A bit more pop in this iteration of the Rough Rider.

Continuing our examination of the wonders of spot color these are three more exemplars of the dark art. Immel + Immel Side by Side will open Saturday evening at Wilder Nightingale in Taos between 5 and 7 pm and we look forward to seeing you there. As was the case last week you’ll see the original unprocessed image side by side with the artfully altered finished photograph. It seemed clear to me last week that the finished image called Pozos Gold is a significantly better than the original file. That was my perception at until my dear friend the wonderful photographer Daryl Black told me she was torn between the drab, unfrittered with Pozos Gold and the glowing Pozos Gold of my dreams. To me the transformation was startling in a good way.

I told her “It goes to show that preferences in art are in the eye and heart of the of the beholder. It’s completely subjective.”

I wonder what Daryl will think about these three twosomes.

Here's hoping this post arrives Monday morning instead of Wednesday afternoon.

1 comment:

Blacks Crossing said...

Good morning to you as well, Esteban, and thanks for the kind mention. Your images are now ready and awaiting a massive crowd at Wilder-Nightingale on Friday night! Your black and white treatment of the Alpha Cloud is so much richer and evocative than the color version. I do love your spot colored Sabron du Ponteves. In my mind, the jury is still out on the Rough Rider in San Miguel de Allende. But it is quite beautiful and educational to see the images side by side. It gives the observer a chance not only to see your spot coloring talent, but also to see the originals in the flesh, as they were. As you said, the preferences are in the eye and heart of the beholder. In that regard, the thoughts and opinions are endless. Great blog and image selection! Thanks for treating us. Good luck at the Friday opening!