I was out at a bike race a few weeks ago near Picacho Peak. I have done a series of races out there, and also shot a number of pictures. Sometimes, you have the right combination of an interesting scene, great light and some good luck.
This shot a move was taken just as the sun was coming up on Picacho. I spotted the a trailer and snapped this picture, later realizing that the trailer looked quite "lonely" out there under the Peak. I think the fact that the light wasn't too high yet, really brought out he colors, because later in the day, with the sun beating down in the desert, you really get a more washed out feel.
Photography, Lessons Learned, and Cycling.
I have been taking pictures since I was about 6 years old. I started with a Kodak Instamatic. Just holding that Kodak was fun back then. Today, the camera badge may say "Nikon", but the fun of taking someone's photograph is still there.
Times have changed regarding photography over the past 20 years. My first business was in in Corpus Chirsti, Texas back in 1992. I went under the same name, my name, David Whitney French Photography. One of my favorite photo gigs was doing weddings. Why? Well, besides being a challenge at times, with the stress of getting the right shot in the age of film, everyone was happy! It was a happy time for the groom, bride, attendants, everyone. What more could I ask for? Hanging out, with a camera for a few hours or more with a bunch of happy people.
Oh, and I like riding my bike!