man invent art or did Nature perfect art long before the
first hominid smeared pigment against stone? Or is art
something outside both, merely echoed in their respective
peninsula of Baja, Mexico is one of Nature's great maestros.
It embodies all the lessons of serious art: balance, light,
shade, color and composition. It is a nearly foolproof
environment for the average shutterbug, who often struts
from the local 1 hour photo service in an Ansel Adams
glow of artistic superiority.
San Felipe has its own collection of writers,
painters, illustrators, photographers, musicians and sculptors.
Many of them try to imitate the maestro, but none of them
has the talent of the Baja Peninsula. It's a matter of
opinion who succeeds and who doesn't. The Baja itself,
in its great wisdom, abstains from voting.