Challenge of the month, March 2021: Kodachrome

As Suzanne tactfully noted, we’ve been tardy in posting the challenge for the new month.  Those of you down under have been in March for several hours already and are undoubtedly champing at the bit, impatient for your marching orders.  Well, your long wait is over.  Champ no longer, champs.

In our defense, we’ve been late because we’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike.  Chalk it up to all that dry desert air – after a few months of it, the little grey cells start drying up.

Inspiration, such as it is, finally struck this afternoon on our long drive from Joshua Tree to Saint George, Utah.  The Raven, our new car, has an excellent sound system and we enjoyed listening to many old favorites that Rachael has stored up on her cell phone that she connected to the car’s system.  Paul Simon’s song Kodachrome came up not long past Las Vegas, not long before the Utah border.  A few miles later the horizon became breathtakingly colorful as we neared Utah and the entrance to the Virgin River canyon.

So, show us your colors.  Depending on where you are, you might be seeing the first signs of spring or autumn.  From us, expect to see a lot of kodochromatic sandstone in the weeks ahead.

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2 response to "Challenge of the month, March 2021: Kodachrome"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: March 2, 2021

    Hmmm…. the leaf change is more an April thing, but maybe they’ll turn earlier with our cooler La Nina pattern. I think I’m going to challenge myself to find something of each colour in the same order as ROYGBIV. So the first thing I photograph will need to be red. If I happen upon a rainbow, then I really will have stuck it lucky!

  2. By: Scooter Posted: March 2, 2021

    Yes, I know we’re a month early; but that would be too easy. This is supposed to be challenging, after all. You can do it!

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