Besides we needed to further our restaurant hobby.
A wonderful old Basque family style restaurant.
Don't be shy, grab an open chair at any table, they pack um in. The food was amazing the you could feed a small army, on the bread, soup, salad, carrots, potatoes and hominy, that was put our before you even got to the main course. "Best Lamb Chops Ever' ...... sorry mom Yes we ordered a Picon Punch. The stories we heard, where of people drinking 3 and 5 in one evening. We each got though one....with dinner. Nether one of us drinks much hard liquor, we're going to have to toughen up if we're going to hang out with this bunch. Sunday morning as we headed home we decided the reason, so many pioneer women went mad, is because the damn wind blows all the time, other then that we had a great time in Winnemucca. "Thank You !! Cindy for inviting me along."
She told us about growing up in Montana, a ranchers daughter.
Her life as the Dean of Women at DePaul University in Chicago Ill.
and in 1980 moved to Santa Fe to concentrate on photography full time
and her first trip to Shooing The West and Picon Punch at the
Her morning class, she talked about angels, subject and using what equipment you have. As she shoots a lot of her photos from horse back. No Tripods. The one thing that really stuck with me from her class. Like what your photographing. This became more apparent when we started seeing works of other photographers. Not everyone is going to like your pictures, just as you are not going to like all that you see. You have to like your own work, other wise ...Why are you taking pictures?
Lunch break....... no restauraint this time, we grabbed the ice chest and headed
out to take pictures. We only had and hour and the class was going to meet at the
museum for some one-on-one with Barbara. We wanted cow pictures,
" It's How We Roll"
Dirt Road, water hole, corrals, cows and the "Winnemucca Wind"
We got our shot.
At the museum, several photo groups had gathered, We wondered around taking
varies picture of this and that. Barbara would give us ideas of angels and settings.
"Look around the edges of you view finder, before you take the pictures"
She kept stressing to us that our editing, should be done in the camera before we take
the picture, not cropping on the computer.
The last two hours of the day our group returned to the class room setting where we
had started that morning. We would show the group our photos and Barbara would
"talk about them" It was at this point I was feeling a little ill.
After it was all over, Cindy and I Joked that it didn't hurt as much as we though it would
and we didn't need to go home and sell off all our camera equipment.
"WOW!!!! WHAT A DAY"
Fajitas and Margaritas at Chihuahuas to celebrate.