Snake River Hills
You know that I am primarily a b+w photographer. But the color of that water, though….
Maybe if you’re looking for something to read, you’d like River-Horse: a Voyage Across America, by William Least Heat-Moon. I read it, with an atlas at hand to follow the journey, when it was published in 1999. The day I made this image, I started to wonder if Heat-Moon had been along this part of the Snake River; it took me a couple of weeks after I got back to get around to finding the book on my crowded and unorganized book shelves, and I learned that he was indeed here. Here’s part of what he said, some of the loveliest words I’ve read in a while:
The shores rose steeply a few hundred feet into basins of basalt broken by fallen ramparts of volcanic crust and long ledges weathered into delicate traceries like petticoat hems or coarsely eaten into lacunas and strange shafts, the canyon virtually devoid of anything human but an empty rail line and impounded water.
– William Least Heat-Moon
along the Snake River, Washington
Posted on October 21, 2020, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, blue highways, learning to see, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, PrairieErth, River-Horse, road trip, Snake River, take time to look, thoughtful seeing, travel photography, Washington, william least heat-moon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.