I speak elsewhere on the site
of The Phartists, a merry band of painters and photographers
I'm privileged to travel with pursuing our varied arts.
There is another group important
in my artistic life, and we head off somewhere each year, a group
of some of the world's finest photographic minds -- writers,
designers and educators and all of them extremely talented photographers.
We've worn many names, the dozen or so of us, but finally settled
on adopting a classic photographic term as our group's monicker.
We are henceforth: The Circle
The Circle's 2011 outing was to
the national and state parks surrounding the town of Moab, Utah.
We called this excursion "The Great J.O." Why? That
inside joke I'm not inclined to reveal, but I am more than happy
to share here some of the photographs from that trip.