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walking in the light: a life in photography

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Shooting the West

I just got back from 10 days in Winnemucca, Nevada at a photo workshop called Shooting the West. It was an interesting experience, and I met some nice photographers from the area. One, John Hill of Reno, is pursuing the publishing of his dad's experience selling and installing motorized windmills in the 30s and 40s. I thought it was a great idea, especially in light of the rekindled interest in wind energy today. Saw lots of turbines in western Nebraska and throughout Wyoming.
Also met Bill Bundrock from Winnemucca via Libby, Montana. Bill worked the Libby mines for 18 years and now is wanting to write his memoirs of his experiences. Again, I think this is a worthwhile story to tell. The workshop had several sessions that might open the door to both John and Bill's ideas. Hope so, anyway.
I will relate more about my workshop experience, but wanted to share a couple of images from my six days on the road driving out there and back. My worst experiences were on snow-covered I-80 in Nevada. I have never gone 30 miles an hour on an interstate highway before. The images here are from quieter parts of the journey. One is Courthouse and Jail Rock from Nebraska and the other I call Wyoming Highway Art.