KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 9: Spring 2018
Visual Arts: Photographs

[Copper and Calcite]

by Cindy L. Sheppard
 

Photograph: Cavern interior (Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico) by Cindy L. Sheppard
[Cavern interior]
Carlsbad Caverns
New Mexico, USA (31 October 2017)

Copyright © by Cindy L. Sheppard. All rights reserved.

 

Photograph: Cavern ceiling (Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico) by Cindy L. Sheppard
[Cavern ceiling]
Carlsbad Caverns
New Mexico, USA (31 October 2017)

Copyright © by Cindy L. Sheppard. All rights reserved.

 

Photograph: Calcite formations (Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico) by Cindy L. Sheppard
[Calcite formations]
Carlsbad Caverns
New Mexico, USA (31 October 2017)

Copyright © by Cindy L. Sheppard. All rights reserved.

 

Photograph: Cavern pool (Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico) by Cindy L. Sheppard
[Cavern pool]
Carlsbad Caverns
New Mexico, USA (31 October 2017)

Copyright © by Cindy L. Sheppard. All rights reserved.

 

Photograph: Copper vein (Canyonlands National Park, Utah) by Cindy L. Sheppard
[Vein of copper]
Canyonlands National Park
Utah, USA (10 October 2017)

Copyright © by Cindy L. Sheppard. All rights reserved.

 

Publisher’s Note: Except to resize them to fit on this web page, images have not been cropped, “Photoshopped,” or otherwise edited.

 

Cindy L. Sheppard
Issue 9, Spring 2018

One of KYSO Flash’s Contributing Editors, Ms. Sheppard retired two years ago after working for three decades at a public-utilities company. She always enjoyed traveling, when she could arrange time off that is. After retiring, she relaxed for a while and then rewarded herself for all those years of service by taking an extended road trip with her best friend. They departed the east coast in June 2017 to visit, camp, and hike in more than 60 midwestern and western national parks. It was quite the adventure for Ms. Sheppard, including these highlights:

  • Hiking in hellish heat and through varied terrain, and scaling peaks in the Tetons, Sierra Nevadas, and other ranges

  • Losing her footing early in the trip and falling into the glacier-fed, rushing waters of Avalanche Creek, where she was drowning until three angels in the guise of kindly strangers rescued her (and yes, she has scars as souvenirs)

  • Fulfilling a lifelong dream of seeing moose and, better yet, of being surrounded by, mustangs in the wild—not to mention the redwoods in California!

  • Shooting many thousands of images with a brand new camera, another well-deserved retirement gift

Although she has been shooting photographs for more than thirty years, especially to document her trips, Ms. Sheppard refuses to consider herself a photographer, saying that she only points the camera and clicks the buttons. We are delighted to include five of her “point and click” images here, which were shot in October last year near the end of her road trip.

Several of her photographs from previous trips illustrate four stories in Issues 6 and 8 of Serving House Journal (for example, two shots in “Fighting Toads”). Three of her experimental night shots appear in Issue 2 of KYSO Flash. And two of her “Queen of the Night” photographs appear in Volume 1 of the KYSO Flash Anthology (2014), with one of them illuminating the front cover.


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