Last week I had the privilege of working with Mighty Earthling at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park. This was a pleasure for two reasons: First, Earthling turns out to be a mighty nice earthling! It's always a pleasure to meet someone new who shares similar values about art and creativity and the natural world. And second, I got to learn a new location -- one I've lived near for decades, but had never visited. The State Park is surrounded on three sides by an arc of the Green River, which meanders beautifully among low cliffs and rocky forest edges; I stopped by for a preview over the last holiday weekend and hiked the trail along the river, which, despite the holiday, was almost deserted except for a few fishermen--I was even able to take a leisurely and private swim in the river.
Earthling and I met at 8:00 when the park opened (seems like a late time to open for a park that would be ideal for sunrise photography and fishing, but whatever). We shot for two hours at several different locations along the river, and got some magnificent images. Earthling had previewed my previous work and was very much in sync with me about the style of photography I do, with some great figure poses and some interesting "experimental" poses as well. Toward the end she got into the river to splash around a bit, and those "wilder" photos look great too! My first preview images from this set look great, and I look forward to working with them further. Here are a few samples!