Sunday, November 28, 2010

Adobe and Smoke

The first nip of winter has arrived.  The ski valley is open and it was 12 degrees when I picked up the NY Times this morning.  Adobe and Smoke says winter without snow, sleighs or jingle bells.  Sometimes the reflection or shadow of a thing is better than the thing itself.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Focal point or foreground interest?

A common enhancement of a straight landscape is a foreground element that frames or gives depth to the image.  So it is here with a fallen tree leading into the dunes and mountains beyond.  Does the deadfall merely improve the landscape or is it the subject of the photograph? 

Monday, November 15, 2010

More Mark

From resolute to affable in six seconds.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Earth Through a Lens 2011

I'm pleased to let you know about an exciting photography competition called Earth Through a Lens.  This is a national juried exhibition focused on building a more sustainable environment.  I had the honor of being included in last year's exhibition in Palm Springs and encourage you to submit work dealing with the natural world or man's impact on it.  It's a great way to address nature and environmental concerns in an artful and expressive way. To learn more log on to

Steely Resolve

My good friend Mark Asmus is a fine oil painter who has achieved renown through his "Police Blotter" paintings which poke affectionate fun at the unlikely it couldn't happen anywhere else but Taos entries in the police blotter in our weekly paper.  Beyond that he's a handsome 6'6" drink of water that I've wanted to photography for awhile.  Here's but one of a host of keepers.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Battery Godfrey

We don't see a whole lot of fog here in the high desert so being cloaked in the stuff was magical.  The fog moved westward through the Golden Gate Bridge and out into the Pacific while a WW1 era gun emplacement protected San Francisco Bay from the ghosts of German warships.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

You lookin' at me?

Llama's are scene stealers.  In this shot, an impertinent llama upstages the newlyweds as the Rio Grande Gorge and Sangre de Cristo mountains bear witness.

That's Amore

Although I was on the chase raft and clearly heard the song Cisco was singing I just can't remember the tune.  So I've decided he was singing a certain Dean Martin hit from the fifties.  "When the moon hits your eye like a bigga pizza pie, that's amore."

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Men in hats

Cisco Guevara owns Los Rios River Runners which operates rafting trips down the Rio Grande, the Chama and others.  He's as well known for the hat he always wears as his escapades in wild white water of northern New Mexico. The question is this.  Does he have more than one of his famous hats or is that thing, um, ripe.