Monday, June 25, 2012

Photo of the Week - June 25, 2012


I was shooting down into the Valdez area from the rim road when I heard a low V-8 rumble getting closer. I had my back to the road so I had to turn quickly to see what was driving by. My camera had a long lens on for the shots down into the valley, so initially the car was to close for me to shoot it. Luckily for me, the best view was as the car drove down the road a ways, showing the contrast between the classic beauty of the '55 Chevy and the classic beauty of a New Mexico backroad. Hope you enjoy.

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Photo of the Week - June 18, 2012


I went out on "Photo Safari" with some friends, back into an area northwest of Taos called Taos Mesa. It is located across the John Dunn Bridge, west of the Rio Grande River. For those of you unfamiliar with this area, this is a very remote and unpopulated part of New Mexico. There are a few homes dotting the landscape, but it is vitually void of any humans. The area is known as "Living off the Grid" for those who just have to get away from the rest of the world and try to eeck out an existence off of  the land, wind, and sun. (Not my cup of tea). We were out for many hours driving the very rough roads of this area, then up to Antonito, Colorado to end the day. On the way back to Taos, our driver spotted an old corral next to the road, right as the sunset was ending. To add to the sunset, there was a fire that had been burning west of us for most of the afternoon that added some additional smokey effect to the sky. This image was one of the last and most colorful & spectacular ones of the day. Hope you enjoy.

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Photo of the Week - June 11, 2012


North of Taos, in El Prado, is a large open area of farm land that lies at the base of Taos Mountain. The area is dotted with homes, barns and sheds along with some great natural and man-made features. Virtually every evening this is where I drive to see the affects of the setting sun on this area and in this case the acequia that runs across one of the many open fields. Over the next few years, I guarantee you will see more pictures of the area from me, and if you look back at some of my previous Photo's of the Week, there are already a few others  included. Hope you enjoy the image.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Photo of the Week - June 4, 2012



The most photographed structure in Taos...gotta be!! At least in my collection of images it is. I went down to the San Francisco de Asis church for the full moon the other night.....saw nothing but clouds. While I was waiting, did get a few nice shots of the back of the church. This is one I like. Decided to use it as my Photo of the Week, which was a few days over-due.
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Friday, June 1, 2012

Photo of the Week - May 28, 2012


We were driving around the south side of the Taos area wasting a little time a few days back. This spot had great light, shimmering trees and a happy feeling. It kind of exemplifies how different our world has now become. We have finally made our permanent move to Taos on the May 21st. Knowing that we are here and not heading back to California is a little overwhelming, but such a great feeling.

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