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After stepping out of the office for lunch this afternoon, I was struck by how beautiful a day it was. And, having worked 5 hours this weekend, I decided to take the afternoon off.

I went to Box Canyon, near Cliff and Gila, with a friend and his new pooch, Rosko. We hiked along the riverside, and through the sticker bushes too, and I was able to take some incredible pictures. Two of them I will sample for you here.

Gila Blues
Gila Blues

This was shot with an orange filter, looking upstream into the sun. Thanks to a little Photoshop magic (provided by Steven) I was able to get the blue glow effect going on. Click the image for a full-size view.

Fallen
Fallen

Again, shot with an orange filter, but switched over to black and white using Photoshop. Click the image for a full-size view.

Well, tomorrow we’re one week from the municipal elections in Grant County. I plan on posting my thoughts on the elections during this week, based mostly off the candidates’ performances at the public forums last week. So, stay tuned.

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