From top to bottom: "Mare Island Hoop Dance, California","Sage Grouse Flame Spirals, Utah", "Hawk Over Coalmine, Arizona", "Joy Spot Rock, Coalmine Canyon, Arizona", "The Ghost In The Distance, Coalmine Canyon, Arizona", "Kingman Wash Bridge, Arizona/Nevada State Line", "Abandoned Condos Behind The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada", "Nothing, Arizona". All images (c) 2014 Stu Jenks.
And feel free to message me on the StuBlog or on Facebook with your favorites. Not all images you'll see up here, in the coming weeks, will be in the show. Not by a long short. Financial limitations (framing, printing, etc) and space concerns (Wee Gallery is a wee little place) will dictate what's in the show. So if you like something, tell me. It will influence what I print and frame.
"The Blessing Hoops, Coalmine Canyon, Navajo/Hopi Joint Use Area, Arizona" (c) 2012 Stu Jenks
3G has hit the Rez. I was actually texting and talking on the phone, at times, while shooting on Wednesday night. You might think that might be distracting but it was nice and then became deeply meaningful.
At one point, one of the friends I was texting, asked if I would ask the Spirit of Coalmine Canyon to bless her children. How touching. Of course, I texted back. (I won't say who she was, but it's not who my closest friends might think. Another mother.)
So I prayed to the Canyon, asking for Blessings and Love for her and for her children. And then I prayed for other children, and for other friends, and for people I don't call friend, and for people who are stangers to me. Blessings. Love. Blessings. Love. I cried. It was very nice.
After prayers, I danced with my Christmas hoop lights along a tall fin of white mud rock. This is the image that came from that dance and from those prayers.
From top to bottom: "Dinosaur Tracks, We're Open, Navajo Reservation, Arizona", "C.J.'s Fault, Dripping Springs, Arizona", "White Prayer Point (with truck), Hopi Reservation, Arizona", "Dawn at White Prayer Point, Hopi Reservation, Arizona", and "Coal Mine Canyon at Mid Morning, Arizona". All images (c) 2012 Stu Jenks
All images taken with an iPhone 4S on November 19th & 20th, 2012, then processed, just a little, using Photoshop CS5. Fun fact: They are wonderfully large files for smart phone shots. All photographs are copyrighted 2012 Stu Jenks. If you want to use or buy them, just ask. Thanks y'all. Love, light, and luck, Stu.