Lately, my thoughts have wandered back to June of last year, when I worked on the documentary Robles, Duelo al Sol, in Spain. We shot some footage in the town of Fuentiduena de Tajo, near what Americans call the Tagus River.
The color scheme near the Tagus was a painter’s dream. The river was a swampy, deep hue of prehistoric green, like Wakulla Springs in Florida. The sky, as it always does in central Spain, was emanating rich color. Everything was deeply hued, as if God expended all his paints finishing the earth, sky, and river. Nothing more for the rest of the Earth because Spain took all the paint in the bucket down to the last drop.
The video below is a small emblem of my time soaking up the river’s ambient medicine (melodramatic?).