I have travelled many places and brought home many wonderful memories and beautiful photographs, it is all because of my companion, who spent days and hours doing research and planning this trip. While I have the credit of presenting you this photograph, he is really the person who made it possible, the wind beneath my wings. I have been trying to be supportive for him because he lost his job recently. So, I have been somewhat inactive, unmotivated and uninspired these days.
This area in Bisti Badland is called “The Wings” for obvious reason, the rock formation looks like bird taking flight. It is not that easy to find this place. On the way back, we were almost lost. It took us a long time to get back to our car.
I know how it is when things get really hard in life, losing a job, even though it's not our own fault and we ask WHY, WHY?. They say that sh*t happens and I know from personal experience how tough it can be. But if we hold tight together and go on with some hope, never giving up, it does work out in the end. It will, for sure!
This is a fabulous shot of the Bisti Badlands! What a wonderful sky above the wings, they themselves are clear and beautiful and perfectly composed! And what a wonderful post! A fabulous image but also a great tribute to the guy who helps to make your photographic dreams come true. Count your blessings, bro!
Why are you still up so late? I know it is not dinner time here for us yet :)
Thank you for your support. I know this will be behind us, soon I hope, it is tough outthere at this economic time. It still sometimes bothers me that one person can change your life. He was happy there and works hard, dedicated and royal to the company, and it only take one person to change it all. It is a shame, the company would be so lucky to have him. One day, she will realize it is her loss, she has not yet.
It is always better to have two hangin in there together than one :)
Bisti is a very beautiful and surreal place, not completely take your breath away kind of sweeping landscape, but there are many little so many places to discover and it takes some time to discover and every corner you turn there are photography opportunities. I highly recommended, but not a walk in the park, it takes abit of planning, a gps or good map is a must. Unless you are real good with sense of direction.
It is sad to hear about your companion...the world economy is passing through a critical stage...downturns are everywhere & we have to brace up with somethings even more worse as I feel the problems have just begun. Maybe it is time we return to our roots in terms of habits and look at life pragmatically. I wish your companion best of luck...things would surely look up eventually.
This is another beautiful creation of nature! Its true that the rock formation in the FG looks like a bird taking wings about to soar. From the colour of the rocks it seems to be made of clay & therefore might be brittle or turning to powder when you apply pressure...quite fragile it looks! Fine contrast against the clear blue sky
You show us an incredible and most interesting place. These natural scupltures really are fascinating. Your low point of view makes them wonderfully stand out against the sky and the perfect sharpness allows to see all structures in the rocks. A place to marvel ...
Greetings from autumnal grey and humid Germany!
Dear Way! I was hopeing that the job situation was already "resolved" but it takes some time, doesn't it, until the different job interviews are over. Employers, especially also in the US, are not very soft-hearted with their employees. My friend André that lives in the Silicon Valley (and visits me by the end of this week ... love it!!!) could write books about loosing company shares, vacation time, merger following merger, the company he works for has changed names so many times. He has also worked in the mid west travelling from San Jose to Kansas City spending weeks away from his family staying in hotels, bored to death in some forgotten nest. But then, your photo, there is so much beauty and hope in it so we should start thinking positive. This photo streams out so much energy, simply incredible. What a wonderland out there!!! Excellent quality too of course, all your style, elegant, making stone fly. My very best to you and René, I was thinking of you and him and how he was ... just the other day in fact. Liebe Gruesse, B.
Thank you for sharing your story, I guess we all go through or at lease know someone who lost his or her job at sometimes. It's part of life in this society. It is just that in this case, it really was not justified. Rene is really a hard working and dedicated worker to the company and to the people there. It's just there someone has a new power and want to excise that power and for personal reason. Anyway, it is done and over with. He will find another job and that company will be lucky to have him. It is not easy because company are not still not optimistic about the economy.
Badland are fashion on Photofolia with also the last posts from Didier. The weather was much better for you at this time and the full blue sky is giving a nice contrast with the white rocks.
The more I see photos from this place, the more I would like to visit it. It seems very interesting for photo.
W.Lim (2011/11/28 18:56:16): You will certainly enjoy it, there is so much nature to see in the U.S. I know it may not sound as exotic as you were to be in some Africa countries, but there is so much to discover natural wonder in the U.S.
Judging from your photos style you would have a great time here.
I'm sorry to read of René's misfortune. Of course it affects you both badly in these tough economic times. Like Linda says things do have a habit of working themselves out. He will eventually get a job so much better than the one he lost...just have faith!
I love the shot. The low POV placing the hoodoos against the wonderful sky works so well. We never get skies like this in the UK.
W.Lim (2011/11/28 19:00:37): Thank you for you kind and encouraging words. I know things will eventually work out. Sometimes it is hard not to dwell in one's own sorrow. Even though it comparison to many out there, our situation is really not that big of a deal.
He got many interview with many companies, it is just that people are really slow and hesitant in this unstable economic time.
What a great and well thought title for this image, a wonderful
metaphor linking you and Rene.
Beautiful photo. This place looks quite interesting but I always
miss a point for scale (not a problem in any image, of course,
it´s just me!).
I hope things go better and that Rene finds a god job asap.
Hope, and update the resumé!
Hugs to you both.
W.Lim (2011/11/28 19:02:07): I understand your point, we were the only two out here, I will see if there is one with me in it, I will include in the CI if I have one.
This is really surrealistic; I look at the formations and I can see birds, and also fish - and even alien faces! Beautiful landscape beautifully captured.
In a very different sense, it is surrealistic what you and Rene are going through; these tough economic times are hard on all of us. You can count on our support even as he can count on yours. And the times will eventually get better.
A sad story behind this marvellous shout showing so strange rock formations. You composed it very well with a strong diagonal line and so clear deep blue sky. As my only remarks will concern some grain effect on sky that you could really get rid of but it's not that important.
A beautiful tribute to your partner. I understand the feeling of the wind beneath your wings well. I have loved Larry for almost 50 years; yet I wish for more time. I guess no matter how much we have, we always want a little more :-)
Still as you say, the two of you have each other, and hopefully you both have your health as well.
plimrn (2011/12/05 00:08:38): Thanks you for your comments, I truly have received much more love and joy that most people so I have no cause for complaint.
HLJ, PatW.Lim (2011/11/29 11:39:26): Thanks Pat,
Your love for Larry is very inspiring to us all. You certainly have gone through lifes ups and downs. It is great to have someone to share the tears and laughter.
gorgeous colors you had there, I was there with less sun than you, was something else than the usual blue sky I guess...
the place is so silent, so isolated that indeed we could get lost there quickly!
beautiful image, simple but so much elegant.
I like the way you present it to us, with open space under the right part of the wing.
A place I will have to add to my destination once I am retired.
Hope your friend will find a new job soon.It is not a very interesting period in someone's life.
Hope that he will received some positive news from the interviews he had, and find again his or her smile.
This scenery is quite incredible with these weird formations. Nicely balanced shot thanks to your POV starting with a close-up bottom right. The details are excellent and I like how they stand out against the polarized sky. I'm getting the feeling I'm going to have to add New Mexico to my list of places to visit - although maybe have to wait until the kids leave home and we don't have to travel in mid summer.