Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Summer Solstice at Chaco Canyon - Photo Safari - June 21, 2014

Summer Solstice at Chaco Canyon Photo Safari – June 21, 2014


Giant Kiva, Chetro Ketl


I am offering a full day long photo tour to Chaco Canyon for the reduced rate of $195 per person (maximum of 4 people) on the Summer Solstice (June 21, 2014). Included will be round trip from Taos including a picnic lunch at the park, dinner (no alcohol) at El Bruno’s Resturante & Cantina in Cuba on the way back, park entrance fees and all of the camera instruction you might need when at the park. We will leave my studio in Taos at 9:00 am arriving at the park around 1:00 pm. We will stay until just before sunset (around 8:00 pm).  I anticipate being back to Taos before or around midnight that evening. 

$50 will reserve your spot. If you have any questions please call me at (760) 518-1530 or email me at: steven@stevenbundy.com

Below are some images from my last trip over the Chaco Canyon:


Pueblo Bonito Doorways


Pueblo Bonito Doorway Ruin


Pueblo Bonito Ruins


Along the Petroglyph Trail

Monday, April 28, 2014

Photo of the Week - April 28, 2014



This image is from yesterday evening. Most of yesterday we had heavy cloud cover with a little drizzle and some very strong winds, but later in the day I noticed some clearing starting along the west horizon. Here in Taos when the western sky clears at the end of the day, the sunset light can be spectacular. Add some previous night dusting of snow on the mountains...it makes for some beautiful color. We decided to go for a drive up around Arroyo Seco and to a particular spot that always has been good to me and my camera. I came away with quite a few great images there but wanted something different for this weeks image. We found this old grove along the Rim Road above Valdez. The fruit tree blooms, the green grass and white snow of Taos Mountain together with the bright adobe color of the ruin all come together in some beautiful color.

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or would just like to see a better resolution version of the image, click HERE or the title text above. If you would like to see others in my "Photo of the Week" series, click HERE to go to the catalog page of my web site.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Photo of the Week - April 21, 2014



This is Jimmie. I only met him for a few minutes right after this image upon his exit off of the Rio Grande. He seems like a very nice guy, but my senses tell me he lives for excitement as evidenced below. I had seen Jimmie & his friend earlier floating upstream of this narrow part of the river. I arrived with a lot of time on my hands till their arrival. Lots of sitting & waiting, watching my lone mallard duck friend bobbing for food. Once Jimmie & his friend got here, I had just seconds to get off as many shots as I could. This is one that I think shows the speed of the water, the rocks all around his exit point and the vertical differences the wakes of the water were making. All in all, I think my sitting and watching their excitement is as much excitement as I need.

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or would just like to see a better resolution version of the image, click HERE or the title text above. If you would like to see others in my "Photo of the Week" series, click HERE to go to the catalog page of my web site.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Photo of the Week - April 14, 2014



In a spur of the moment decision we decided to head up towards Shiprock in the hopes of being there towards the end of the day. Well we did get there in time but because of the massive wind storm running through the area....the Shiprock rock had totally disappeared. In fact most of the road getting there had also disappeared...not fun. Plan B was to then drive up towards Cortez then over to Durango. The wind lessened the further north we drove but there still were some interesting views along the way. This stone and sand monument was very close to the turn off to Four Corners and because of the wind and sand blowing through the area together with the sun setting it really gave an eerie look the the landscape.

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or would just like to see a better resolution version of the image, click HERE or the title text above. If you would like to see others in my "Photo of the Week" series, click HERE to go to the catalog page of my web site.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Photo of the Week - April 7, 2014



This weeks image was taken a few weeks back from the Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge, east of Alamosa, Colorado. The refuge lies next to the Rio Grande in the San Luis Valley which is surrounded by snow covered mountains no matter which way you look. This image is of Blanca Peak near the southern end of the Rocky Mountains. It is the fourth highest peak in the Rockies and the eighth highest in the contiguous states at 14,345 feet. I happened to photograph the mountain on a beautiful sky filled cloudy day that created some great shadow effects around the peak. 

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or would just like to see a better resolution version of the image, click HERE or the title text above. If you would like to see others in my "Photo of the Week" series, click HERE to go to the catalog page of my web site.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Photo of the Week - March 31, 2014



Better late than never I guess. This image was taken last Sunday on a road trip through northeastern New Mexico. We visited Aztec & Chaco ruins, Bisti Badlands and survived a wind/dust storm of biblical proportions on an attempt to see the Shiprock. This image has a special meaning to me. I had been walking around the Aztec ruins for about an hour hand holding most of my shots. I wanted some from inside the corridors too so I went back to the car to get my tripod. Not many people were there that day and as I snapped this image (my first with the tripod setup) a family of Navajo came into the frame with the grandma in the lead. Normally I would have cursed to myself and taken another image, but this one felt special to me and somehow spiritual....so it became my "Photo of the Week".

If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or would just like to see a better resolution version of the image, click HERE or the title text above. If you would like to see others in my "Photo of the Week" series, click HERE to go to the catalog page of my web site.