The Difference Between a Climber and a Photographer

My son, Curtis (cdoiron on SP), went to Red Rock Rendezvous with his buddy, Lucas, from Oklahoma University. On Sunday, the weather looked a bit frightening, so they decided to cut their stay short and head back for classes on Monday. My reaction, upon seeing the picture above of that "frightening" weather was, "How could you leave? Look at those awesome clouds and the way the mountains are kissing them! What a great photo opportunity missed!" Imaged at Bonnie Springs Ranch in March 09 by cdoiron.

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Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Apr 16, 2009 2:10 pm - Voted 10/10

I think

Curtis doesn't know it himself, yet. But, he has the same eye for great (oops, spelling) photography as his father. The lure of the rocks are just too strong at this age.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 16, 2009 5:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I think

He does have a good eye, Marc, and has received honorable mentions in a couple different photo contests. Thanks for the complement, BTW. And thanks for all of your own wonderful submissions to SP--top-notch stuff! --mark d.

silversummit

silversummit - Apr 16, 2009 10:14 pm - Voted 10/10

I agree!

Absolutely amazing colors and light/dark contrast. It's almost like a painting.

Glad he shared his pic with us!

We haven't heard much from you lately. Do you have any big plans for this summer?

Kathy

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 17, 2009 7:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I agree!

Ah, he-he, actually I just returned from a trip. But it's anathema to this site: Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT. Had a great time, but unfortunately the folks I was traveling with could not be talked into hiking anything but the shortest trails. :-( You can see some photos here, if interested (I bet you recognize some of the locations!):

Mark Doiron, Torn, High Roller and His Wife Do Moab

Also, headed out with the troop for a backpacking trip this weekend--Camp Sasakwa, OK. This will be the first backpacking trip for many of them, plus our new boy patrol will be on their first campout with the troop (they will dayhike, not backpack).

--mark d.

silversummit

silversummit - Apr 19, 2009 1:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: I agree!

What great jeep trip photos! I was amazed at the capability of the jeeps and the beautiful scenery. I do know what you mean by anathema to this site; my rafting stuff barely sneaks by and I know my canoeing wouldn't!

I'm going back to summer camp at Goshen, VA in July which in 2013 will be the new Jamboree site. Hope to get some more great photos of the beautiful mountains there.

Kathy

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 17, 2009 12:24 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome ...

What part of Red Rocks? Is that the Bonnie
Springs area? I would have stayed, but time
is a key factor down the bumpy road of life.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 17, 2009 7:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome ...

This is the area where they were required to camp (couldn't camp at Red Rock this year, he said). Some type of ranch or something nearby. --mark d.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 17, 2009 10:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome ...

Hey Mark - I noticed this photo has 20 votes
at the time of this comment, so I'll add some
"beta" regarding the photo's proximity.

Looks a lot like Bonnie Springs Ranch.

Anybody comin' back for happy hour ??? : ))

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 19, 2009 6:01 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome ...

Yep. Curtis is home from school right now and confirms. I'm updating the caption. --mark d.

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