Peter and I recently took the harrowing 4×4 drive through Death Valley’s Titus Canyon. After careful research, I declared it “won’t be that bad”. Two hours later, sitting in the car most of the time, my fitness monitor said I had met my step goal for the day. I think it was all of the vibrations, and my elevated heart rate that tricked the device. I did have one good thing come if it, a natural abstract triptych.
We stopped only once on the drive, toward the end, to look at a wall of mosaic patterns. It was interesting afterward, how I focused in on just one patch, and recomposed it several ways. I realized this when I was putting together the triptych and saw the same pattern repeat itself in different places in the composition. I decided to use the Free Transform tool in Photoshop on the edge images to blow out portions of the composition in the middle. Too bad there isn’t a similar way to meet my step count while sitting at my desk all day.