ON ICE

January 08, 2014  •  2 Comments

RED-RIVER-RUNS-THROUGH-ITRED-RIVER-RUNS-THROUGH-IT If you've ever visited Moab, Utah and driven up the river road (Highway 128) when the rains wash down Professor and Onion Creeks turning the river a bright brick red, you're in for even for more of a treat when traveling along the Colorado River in winter.  

Coppery red  reflections slice through the ice and snow that creeps through the flow of water as temperatures drop and seize its movement. Capturing these views is challenging as the pull-outs are often covered in deep snow or packed down to ice with little room to stand with a tripod, let alone park a car.  As the sun makes its move back north and the ice breaks into slushy chunks, pockets of air become trapped under the crust and freeze at night to create frozen abstracts. 

The past year has been one of great unthawing for me artistically and photographically.  The confluence of my writing and photography has opened up new opportunities and possibilities that were unthinkable last year at this time.  I want to thank all of you who have supported and promoted my work.  I hope you will join me on upcoming adventures into the desert through photography and writing.

I have particularly enjoyed getting back into the writing life.  I am going to step back some on my writing here though, in order to spend time on research, contemplation, and fine-tuning my photographic vision.  I will be focusing on updating and restructuring my website this month so if you experience difficulty with any part of the site let me know.  As always, I am interested in your views and thoughts on my work.  I consider my photography and writing a conversation rather than a product.

Hope you have a wonderful 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Deborah Hughes

 


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2.darrel(non-registered)
your "confluence" looks great! its a combo few photographers are gifted with. As a viewer from the outside, to me, it seems your style lingers on the edges of the American Eliot Porter. jmho of course. keep at it, your detail work is amazing!
1.John Spurr(non-registered)
I'll join you, Deb! I love adventure! ;-)
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