October 30, 2009 by Rob Hurlbut · 1 Comment
Just A Scene With A Lot Of Color
My first post on this blog was a short record of my trip to Palm Springs in May, 2009. Due to all the hustle and bustle of a new website, the photos that did not make the original grade had been more or less forgotten. Three lucky pics are now given a chance to see the world for the very first time.
Desert Riders Motorcycle Club Members
Although the grain of photoshop film degrades the detail a bit, I like this shot because texting on cell phones, drinking powerade and applying sun screen occupies the minds of these suburban bike riders. The one in the middle looked right at me, then continued texting.
I Call This A Color Sandwich
Nothing more to add. I just wanted to post these four pictures. Feel free to look at my very first blog post by clicking here.
One Does Want A Hint Of Color
The windmill in the middle is my favorite one. It is frozen into a perfect viewing position. Anyways, hover over the tag cloud below to rotate it, and then click on any tag that strikes your fancy.
October 12, 2009 by Rob Hurlbut · Leave a Comment
Living On The West Cost Of California Does Have It’s Advantages
This is a view only possible to those of us that live on a West Coast of an island, state or nation. For me, it helps to be reminded why I am doing or have done the things that I do. I moved to California during the dead of Colorado’s winter, so I suppose not much more explanation is necessary in that regard.
From This Point It Is Downhill All The Way To San Diego
This was my view upon exiting the Eisenhower Tunnel, heading west. Crossing the Continental Divide, in the spirit of the pioneers did enter my mind. I was moving across the country with no money and only the barest scraps of a plan. I was heading towards unknown opportunities and I was starting my journey in Arctic conditions, with the promise that better weather lay ahead.
On Approach To The Eisenhower Tunnel
Try climbing over 11,000 feet into the air with your possessions strapped to your back, and you can understand the gravity of what you are doing. I can only imagine what a journey like mine must have been like in the age before fossil fuels and certainty of destination.
May 26, 2009 by Rob Hurlbut · 1 Comment
Aloha from Palm Springs, California
A three day weekend is a pretty good reason to drive from San Diego to Palm Springs, California. I never set foot in the pool and came out ahead in the casino so it was an oddly perfect weekend. My fellow loungers were the perfect company and made the trip what it will be remembered as being. For now it was an epic road trip from San Diego to Palm Springs, CA, with the photos here presented as a record of things that were seen, and might have otherwise been forgotten.
You must play with purpose!
As we do not have air hockey in San Diego, we took full advantage of the tables. As Palm Springs caters to the rich & famous, the pucks are made of solid gold and beautiful women bring you cocktails of blasphemous potency.
Different windmills currently in use in Southern California.
Clean, renewable energy should be one of everyone’s favorite things. Recycle cans, use permanent plastic water bottles instead of disposable plastic bottles and do what you can to get wind and solar in to the mainstream.
Traveling through the colossal windmill farms of southern California was electrifying and terrifying. So much energy is generated by the windmills, that the nighttime desert floor glows in a site so indescribable that no photographer has ever been able to spoil the view by looking through their camera’s viewfinder to take a picture.
This vacation gave me a chance to remember that I love to create art, just for the sake of doing it.
My friends and I were on a mission in Palm Springs, and we failed to complete it. As warriors in a hazy battlefield of glass, fire and liquid we ultimately returned home defeated in war but soaring higher than any living things have before in spirit… We had become The Trifecta.
The day we left for Palm Springs, this perfectly aligned throw took place.
With a start like this, we knew it would be a good trip and that there would be some great photography taking place. Our Triangle Zen arrives when the disc is thrown.
Unfortunately, even famous photographers must deal with traffic.