My spouse bought herself a new Canon Selphy dye transfer printer last week and I had to try it out. It makes 4 x 6-inch prints, actually slightly smaller, but they have wonderful print quality. I printed up several to show to my coffee shop dudes, and dudettes to get their opinion.
When I got to our usual meeting time and place, which because of Covid is now outdoors in a park-like setting along the Deschutes River, they were already deep into conversation about Braque and had a fine old picture book for a conversation helper. Lately, we always have a big picture book by a well-known artist to aid in exposing our opinions. Thus, our conversations are more rooted in actual visual memories rather than rambling on about our former now vague opinions. The French call it an aide de memoire, or something similar.
They liked this view of the path as it rounds the point in the river seen above.
I like this picture in the storm sewer because of the multilayered visual complexity, especially of the penetrations and reflections of light on and in the water. While the half dozen photos were circulating around the group the “path around the point” photo got turned upside down. We all liked it that way just as well as right side up. It is another mirror image on water so it works.
I try to get by with a little help from my friends.