Sunday, December 18, 2011

in and around Sabino Canyon on an afternoon run

We've had a string of stormy days here in the desert: cold rain on the cacti and snowcapped mountains...

The sun came out late the other afternoon, so I took my iPhone with me on a run in the hills above Sabino Canyon. Although the photos aren't really suitable for printing larger than 5x7 or 8x10, the quality of the images that the iPhone camera can capture continues to impress me:

    (panorama above pieced together using the AutoStitch app on the iPhone)

...and down in the canyon itself, the creek is flowing strong
and the late fall cottonwoods are coloring its banks:

It was a late afternoon of "photo-fartlekking"--a great way to combine photography and trail-running.

No, really, "fartlekking" is a real word--here's more information on this training method for runners. (It comes from the Swedish for "speed play".)


A couple of colleagues of mine have started a new
literary and visual arts journal: Three Coyotes,
published here in Tucson.

Its mission: to publish "the work of our best poets, writers and artists
in response to the environment, the American West,
current issues, animals, the arts,
imagination and survival."

So, incidentally, in this year's Fall/Winter issue, which just came out,
this photo of mine was published--on page 121:

"Eye Contact"

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