Welcome Home!

I don’t know if I mentioned it in any of my previous posts, but while I was in China, I caught a head cold. Most of the other travelers in my group suffered a similar malady, and it was really no big deal. Nonetheless, I was looking forward to a quick recovery upon my return home. Only that didn’t happen. Instead, I continued with a malaise that persisted against my best expectations. At first, I thought it was jet lag or just the blues that accompany the end of a great experience. But eventually it turned into a fever, intense body aches, and some other nasty things that I won’t describe in detail here. I eventually realized that I was an active participant in the 2018 flu season. I don’t know where I picked it up, but I wish they had kept it. I stayed home as much as possible and felt so bad that the creativity muscles I use to process images and work on my photography didn’t even work. Sad face. The good news is that the fever broke a couple of days ago, and most of the other nastiness has now subsided. It feels wonderful to be vertical again! And, much to my great joy, my creativity muscles recovered yesterday, so I spent a lot of time with images from China.

After lying in bed for so long, I had forgotten how much I liked my collection of images. They are really different for me. As I reacquainted myself with them, I realized they could mostly be divided into two fundamental categories: water and rocks. Pretty simple. In my last post, I shared several images of water, so today I’m sharing some of rocks.

These rocks are from the mountains in Huangshan and Zhangjiajie. For some reason, I visualized most of these scenes in monochrome. The haze and the ice and snow just seemed to work best that way for my eye while I was photographing. Yesterday, as I processed the images, those visualizations still made the most sense to me. Check out the results and let me know what you think. Fear not, if color photography is more your cup of tea, I also have some sunrise and sunset images from the mountains with lovely hues that I’ll share in my next post. Stay tuned!

Have a good Monday, and here is to good health!!!

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