Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Palm Canyons: from the Inside Out

And finally, a view into the lush, shaded world found underneath these thick palm tree groves. A very surprising sight if you have only seen the more typical views of this extremely hot and dry desert region in southern California. No wonder the native people settled in this area, with it's shade and reliable water supply.
Seems like the almost spring-like weather we have enjoyed up in the mountains for the past few weeks is about to end, with rain and snow moving in for the remainder of the week.  It's been nice, but on the other hand I've been missing the chance to work on some more wintery-type images. Hope I'm not too busy digging out to get out and about for some good shooting.
Even if I get stuck in the house for a few days, that's o.k. too because I am busy doing a complete, from-the-ground-up redesign of my main web site... something I've been putting off for quite a while.  It's going to be REALLY nice, with a full, user friendly shopping cart integrated right into the galleries for print purchasing/licensing, a keyword search function and clean new interface.  I am reviewing, titling and captioning every image.  I've known since we moved away from the city (and my main outlet to sell work), that I need to do this, but it's a big project so it's been easier to procrastinate. I am still debating whether or not to open a physical gallery this year.. depends on available local space and the economic outlook, but at least I will have a state of the art website in the near future.

7 comments:

Lorac said...

That really is lovely! I could sit there for hours!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Glorious~

Tomas said...

Just fantastic picture. I was refreshed at a glimpse - your art filled me with the gratitude to all I see around. You teach us the hearing of the air smell.
Best wishes - respectfully from http://artbytomas.blogspot.com/

Gaelyn said...

I'd be moving right into that sweet oasis. Nice contrast of still and swift waters.

Good luck with the site update.

Patrick said...

Mark, this one is probably my fav of the 3 in the (ongoing ?) serie.
I also work almost daily on my main french website but no big changes so i'm waiting to see yours.

Mario said...

Looks magical - such awesome color!

donnie said...

looking forward to your new website -go for the physical gallery - your pictures must look stunning in mounts and frames :)hersican