I haven't been out with the camera for quite a few days now so I went back through some of my older images (2008) that I hadn't seen in quite a while for this week's image. This one from the Paria Badlands grabbed my eye. The sunset colors were so intense against the already intense landscape
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Last nights sunset colors really set off the details of the lenticular clouds hanging over the mountains. We have had a few days recently that have ended with some spectacular clouds and color. Gotta luv 'dem New Mexico skies!!!!
The New Mexico state bird is pretty scarce in and around Taos but on one of our drives down to Albuquerque we saw quite a few at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. This day, I had the park ranger standing next to me when this little guy came strolling into view and hopped up on the rail fence near us. The ranger commented after I had snapped off a half dozen images...."He is posing for you", and I kind of thought the same thing. This is one of the ones that really shows off the beautiful feathers and body of this bird.
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Monday, January 23, 2017
All of the photo tours I take to the Abiquiu/Ghost Ranch area always include a drive by this morada in Abiquiu. I think it is always one of the photographic highlights of the drive. Since I get by here quite often I get kind of picky on pulling out the camera. I takes a great sky and some stormy clouds in the background to really give this scene something extra. This one does it.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
With the willow turning a brighter orange color and some recent snow on the mountains, fall color around here has not faded. Add some ponding water for reflection and I just couldn't drive on by without a few clicks of the shutter.
I took one of my photo tour clients to Martinez Hacienda in Taos to start our day on the road. We had the place to ourselves and wandered from room to room finding so many great Old New Mexico relics to photograph. I think this image exemplified the feeling I felt of so many part of the museum.
Monday, November 7, 2016
This last Saturday I counted 5 different rainbows throughout the day. What a gorgeous day. This is an image of one of the double rainbows looking out towards Taos Mountain. I can't remember ever seeing so many different rainbows in a single day. Maybe it is a sign of good things coming. I hope so......because I am sick and tired of all of the election crap dividing this great and beautiful country.
Monday, October 31, 2016
It seemed that I was out in Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu almost every week with a photo group for months. But here lately, I was missing the place so Chris & I went for a drive last Saturday on a beautiful New Mexico day. This image is from out west of Ghost Ranch looking back toward two of the many iconic features of the area, The Portal & Chimney Rock. Having a beautiful deep blue New Mexico sky didn't hurt things either.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A few weeks back the Martinez Hacienda hosted the "Old Taos Trade Fair" which included period dressed small encampments around the Rio Pueblo. These mountain men were having their morning coffee around the campfire after the previous nights rain.