California’s “Golden State” moniker might not stem from its iconic sunsets and its “golden hour,” but its certainly fitting. As he made his way down the 79 freeway on the backside of Palomar Mountain, Ash Throp was prompted to pull over and take advantage of the dying light on the horizon. Distant clouds softened the sun as it cast long shadows across the tarmac: perfect for a backlit photo session on an empty road.
Detail is a killer. That double edged sword of perfection and psychosis. Easily distinguished and recognized by the least observant onlooker, admired by all. To exercise detail takes attention to every bolt texture, every radius, each minute feature being primped and worked until a complete picture is realized. A labor of pleasure and pain to be sure.