Doug Stockdale's Singular Images

October 24, 2007

Still distracted

Filed under: Photography — Doug Stockdale @ 3:35 pm

With the continuing wild fires here in Southern California, I am still distracted from creating or working on my photography projects.  I did stop briefly yesterday to re-shoot the “resort” again, which I think will turn out a little better. No smokey sky or 40 mph winds will in itself be an improvement.

But due to the extended commute and other issues (like seeing the hills by our home ringed with a line of fire), I am not really “focused” on photographic things. I did not even feel like working on any of the projects this morning either with the looming smoke “clouds”.  If I was into making really depressing images (ha, I bet some of you thought I already had!), then this would be a good time for it.  But this does not do me any good.  The good news is that there is a coastal on-shore & high humidity change in the weather for this afternoon, which we need.

Perhaps get back in to my rythum tomorrow as the conditions change.

Best regards, Doug


  1. Having seen your previous shot of the resort and the nature of the Transitional Seam project i would have thought the fires were a big part of it. As this series is, I think, all about the “state of flux” (as you state on your website) then fires like this are an important part of the flux equation. Of course, if I feared for my home, I might not think the same but there is a powerful force for change at work hete. Maybe you have an opportunity to capture for posterity some of the impact.

    Comment by Martin Doonan — October 24, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

  2. Martin, you make a very good point. I think that what was interesting to me in this region was more of a socialological transition, not one driven by the events of nature. But on the other hand, what does drive the many of the socialological changes in this region is also a consequence of the natural phonenomen of its physical location, being a really arid almost desert location. Thanks for giving me another way to look at what is occuring.

    Comment by Doug Stockdale — October 24, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

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