With all of the activity in getting ready for the Close to Home workshop and announcing the great sponsors we've lined up, I nearly forgot about picking a September wallpaper. Fortunately for me, several of my photographic peers posted theirs today, so it's like having a built-in reminder system. (Of course, if I let it go too long, my Mom casually reminds me.)
This month's wallpaper is a result of some of the principles I talk about in the Close to Home book—those same principles that we'll be discussing in Port Townsend at the end of the month—and that is with the right weather and a little patience, you find some pretty cool photographs right where you live. This photograph was taken from the deck on the back of my house as some summer thunderstorms were heading off to the west after giving us some much-needed rain early in August. As the skies cleared, the rising moon was revealed and the setting sun provided a warm glow to the retreating clouds. A perfect end to a summer evening.