• John Velocci
    John Velocci11 months ago

  • trish725
    trish72511 months ago

  • Thank you SOOO much for the feature, Trish!!!! I’m honored!!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • billfox256
    billfox25611 months ago

    Holding their ground!!!!! A wonderful capture Laurie!!!!
    Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thank you very, very much, Bill!!! I really appreciate it!!! :))))

    – Laurie Search

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalf11 months ago

    Wonderful monochrome image, and another feature to boot.

  • Thank you so very much, my friend!!! Truly appreciated!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind11 months ago

    Yes it sure can. Just love your b&w’s so much!!! Beautiful work! xoxoxoxoxoxxo

  • Aww, that’s so nice of you, Shar!!! Thank you so, so much!!!! :)))xoxoxoxoxoxooxox

    – Laurie Search

  • Ellanita
    Ellanita11 months ago

    Great image Laurie!!!

  • Thank you very, very much, Ellanita!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhoto11 months ago

    Laurie, That harsh environment works so well in monochrome. Excellent composition. Where is Whitewater preserve?

  • It is in the Palm Springs, CA area. Only about 20 minutes or so from Palm Springs! Thank you so, so much for the very kind words, my friend!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Albert
    Albert11 months ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thank you so very much, Albert!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...11 months ago

    You communicated the desert’s harsh bleakness so well with your angle and processing. You convey a lot of emotion in your work, which makes it special beyond the technical quality of capture and process.

  • Aww, Celeste, I truly appreciate that amazing compliment so, so much…Conveying emotion is one of the most important things to me, if not THE most important…so I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...11 months ago

    P.S. The emotion part is very much on my mind right now, as I’m reading The Visual Toolbox by David duChemin. A quote (rather lengthy but important, I believe) from the book:

    “I’ve been saying for years that there is no magic wand. I was wrong. There is. It’s making photographs. Thousands and thousands of photographs. It’s being honest with ourselves and not trying to be someone else. It’s giving the craft time to grow and not expecting to master something overnight that others have taken a lifetime to do. It’s studying photographs and knowing what they evoke in you and why. It’s looking to painters and designers and others who work in two dimensions and learning from them. It’s relentlessly looking for light, lines, and moments. Some of us can do astonishing things with 12 strobes, and can HDR the crap out of 16 frames taken on a $40,000 Hasselblad, but still can’t make a photograph anyone truly gives a damn about. The Internet is full of them: technically perfect, frequently lauded with, “Nice capture, man,” and utterly forgettable. I think I’d weep if the best you could say about my photographs is that they’re tack sharp or perfectly exposed.”

  • Oh wow, what a great quote, Celeste!!! And yes, a very telling and important one, indeed!! So wonderful to read, and I’m so glad you shared it with me!!! Thank you so incredibly much, my friend!!!! :))))

    – Laurie Search

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