Friday, March 20, 2015

Dust Storms Over Pinal And Blackhawk

March 20, 2015
    Curator Cal has been on me to label and date the growing pile of DWOs in the studio but sometimes I can't label them without seeing things I want to improve. These will be familiar to the oldtimers who follow my blog, but here are the "improved" versions: 
Daily Whip Out: "Heavy Hangs The Star"

    This was a study done to illustrate a Classic Gunfight on The Wham Payroll Robbery, but it needed something. So I spent about fifteen minutes this morning tweaking it and, to me, it speaks to the heavy toll law enforcement takes on everyone who wears a badge for a long time. These people, most of them, good people, see things nobody should have to see, or do, but they do it with professionalism and with courage. I admire them for doing stuff so we can live lives of relative comfort and safety. Thank you.

    It wouldn't be a BBB blog if there wasn't a dust storm involved and here is a doozy. Originally titled "Dust Storm Over Pinal," I believe (Gay will correct me if I'm wrong),

Daily Whip Out: "Dust Storm Over Pinal"

   I gave it another go this morning before I came into work, bringing out the foreground and giving the lone rider some definition.

Daily Whip Out: "Dust Storm Over Blackhawk."

"All good storms must pass."
—Old Vaquero Saying


  1. A one man parade, leading the way ...
    Through the dusty streets of a one horse town.

    Strike up the band ...
    Ginger Baker on drums !
    Joe Ely on vocals ...
    The Road Goes on Forever !

    1. Now THAT is a band I would pay to see!


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