Tuesday, December 30, 2008

In Taos for End of the Year

Arrived in Taos on the day after Christmas. Got into town in a small window of good weather. The drive from San Diego was great until we got to Albuquerque. Started getting some snow on the freeway just south of town, but was pretty easy driving all the way up the gorge.
The next day awakened to the most beautiful weather we have seen in Taos since we've started coming here. Blue sky with not a cloud in site. Because of no cloud cover it was a little chilly, but threw on an extra layer of clothes and headed out to take a few shots. Above are shots in Nambe, La Villita, and Taos Morada. I took the Taos Morada shot on the 27th. The other two where taken on the 28th, obviously after a lot of the snow had melted. May be able to post some more photos later in the trip. If not, I hope all of you have a great New Year.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Portfolio Images

I recently entered a few photographic competitions at the Center for Fine Art Photography, B&W Magazine, and Coastal Arts League of Half Moon Bay. The images above are a few selections from the entries.

The first was taken in Chimayo, New Mexico. The Catholic alter, originally shot in color was a little over-powering, but in black and white it has a powerful spiritual energy. The second image is a walkway inside the courtyard of the Martinez Hacienda in Taos, New Mexico. The shadows in the foreground pull your eye into the image and I'm excited by the mysterious and eerie feeling it projects. The third shot is on the highway between Springer and Cimarron, New Mexico which is located along the eastern foothills of the Rockies. The view looks east towards the Great Plains. I originally stopped to photograph some antelope that were right off the edge of the road, but then noticed these power poles that were dramatically receding into the vastness of the eastern New Mexico plains. The antelope shots turned out to be nothing special, but this one I like.

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the entries. I've submitted over 30 images into four separate contests. I'll keep you posted if there are any winners - cross your fingers!!