|Chama Village Limit - New Mexico 2012|
|Clouds & Hills - New Mexico 2012|
After negotiating some horrendous traffic in Farmington, Mike finally made it to the Chama Valley, north of Santa Fe.
There was something about that name . . . hm. Chama . . .
Oh right. Ansel Adams:
I had been photographing in the
Valley , north of Santa Fe . I made a few passable negatives
that day and had several exasperating trials with subjects that would not bend
to visualization. The most discouraging effort was a rather handsome cottonwood
stump near the . I saw my desired
image quite clearly, but due to unmanageable intrusions and mergers of forms in
the subject my efforts finally foundered, and I decided it was time to return
River Santa Fe .
Of course, the story ends with Adams pulling over and taking his well-known masterpiece, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.
Somehow, Mike didn't see any potential masterpieces. Some nice clouds, though. And then, finally (long day's drive), his motel in Los Alamos.