Exploring the Salton

This evening I saw one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve seen lately. I fought the urge to grab the camera instead choosing to just take it all in. I even forced myself to leave my phone in my pocket. All after only grabbing a couple of shots with the phone today because I failed to adequately manage its power yesterday.

If you ever get a chance to see the sun set across the Chocolate Mountains make sure to keep an eye to the east. The changing colors of the already beautiful Chocolate Mountains is mesmerizing. The orange glow to the west as I write this is every bit as spectacular as one would expect for this location, however, it still doesn’t match what occurred across the Chocolate Mountains this evening.

If you haven’t caught anything I’ve posted to Instagram here are a few collages, all captured with my phone.

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Superstitious

Superstitious

It was quite hazy on this late July afternoon but the colors cast across the Superstitions were magnificent. I prefer the monochrome version because the contrast of it really brings out the beauty that is the Superstitions. Besides, no one ever believes that these beauties can be orange, pink, magenta, or (most often) purple depending on the light.

I am embarking on an adventure in the morning and will attempt to post something here if I get someplace that has free wi-fi. Posts will most likely be short as I tried to cut the tip of the index finger on my left hand off while loading the vehicle for a charity shoot this past Friday (I don’t like doing things the easy way). Or, more likely, they will be coming from my phone and I hate typing with my thumbs. If there is cell service I should at least manage to get something up on Instagram and possibly Flickr even if I don’t manage to get anything posted here. In the mean time the site will remain in the horribly deconstructed state it is currently in while I ponder whether or not I want to stick with a WordPress site or move on to something else (enough bad experiences with WordPress hosts has me leaning toward moving on – nothing against WordPress as a platform).

Pardon My Mess

Two months after letting my website go due to a combination of frustration with the horrible service (and even worse customer service) from my former hosts to a lack of interest in continuing to work on the site I decided to give WordPress.com a try. In typical fashion I missed it once it was gone. On the upside, I’ve posted as many photos to Flickr since then as I did during half of 2012.

What hadn’t occurred to me about the transition from a WordPress.org site to a WordPress.com site is the lack of ftp access. What you see here is a result of importing the xml file from my old site but since that site is long dead there was no automated means of importing media. At the time I didn’t think this was a big deal as I planned to just ftp the files up once the xml file was imported. Doh! I have lots of media and little time to upload it, I’m just not sure how well this plan was thought through. If you caught my movie reference you have good taste in movies. Not sure where I will go from here. This little glitch certainly makes using WordPress.com even less appealing than it already was. I was pondering an alternative solution, I guess it’s time I research it further before committing any more time to the mess I have created here. Don’t hold your breath for anything soon as I’m going to be off the grid for a week or so. In the mean time, I’m feeling a bit like Yoda.

Sometimes The Force Just Isn't Powerful Enough