|Late In The Afternoon 9x12 oil|
Before us was a broad, majestic vista of the cliffs and buttes above the Rio Grande river and the spreading basin. This creek was prominent in the scene, winding through the landscape towards the river. Knowing I had little time left to catch the scene, I sighted this postage stamp sized detail of the creek bank, from the scene below, using my viewfinder. In the little 1 inch by inch and a quarter window I found all I needed for a challenging subject. The late afternoon sun illuminated the dry rushes, and the mesquite forest beyond. The wind rippled the river and made silvery patterns that cut into the reflections from the river bank. So glad we didn't give up and go home! You never know when you're going to find a little jewel to try for.