A Pink Afternoon
A Pink Afternoon

It was 1999, and I was living in the USA. My Californian wife (now ex-wife) and I, plus some of her friends, were in the process of travelling to see the Grand Canyon. Along the way, we encountered many sights, but none as breathtaking as the glorious pinkish-orange sand of the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah.

After a short walk across the shifting sands, my then wife proceeded to clamber up to the top of an especially large dune. I pulled out my disposable plastic Fujifilm camera and got into position. I moved to a point where a cloud was forming a rough halo around her and snapped the finnicky little shutter down.

It was one of the last photos I made with film actually. It’s significant because it also respresents how I was trying to frame the world in a more creative fashion many years before I became interested in photography and imagery.

 

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5 thoughts on “Photo Story : Pink Afternoon

  • December 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm
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    Wow what a wonderful memory to remember the last time you took photos with film. I was an instructor for a photography program in the film days. We processed our out film in the dark room. I love that. I miss it actually watching a photo appear in those trays is magical. I see her at the top and also the sand is beautiful! 😀

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    • December 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm
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      Thank you. Please tell me more about your film days ! I have just recently started with film again after so long with digital.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm
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    Steve, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve lived in Utah, USA, my entire life and have never been to the Coral Pink Sand Dune. Well, that and I’ve never been skiing. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your image.

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    • December 12, 2014 at 2:35 am
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      It’s a lovely part of your state and I highly recommend it! We really only stopped there for a short while and didn’t have a chance to explore it fully. I’m not sure I’ll ever get back there, but it was definitely memorable.

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