Sunday, October 10, 2021

Low hanging fruit

El Salto from the El Salto neighborhood of Arroyo Seco. 

For several weeks in late September through mid-October Taoseños are flushed with a bounty of rich autumn hues and the epic skies for which northern Mew Mexico is famous. It’s also the time in which capturing the wonder in my favored black and white may be a losing battle. At this time of year you could drop your camera and a get a pretty picture of New Mexico’s fall splendor. But it’s hard, if not impossible, to get a transcendent photograph.

El Salto from Highway 150.

Heart of Stone with El Salto on your right. This is from Valverde Common in downtown Taos.

The Immel's aspen stand.

A more abstract conception of the abandoned cottage next to Casa Immel. This one at least strives to be "art."

A little black and white for what ails you. 

So, with that modest preamble here are some Kodachrome moments that are postcards from El Norte durante el otoño. If the damn leaves would just fall. I could get back to my monochromatic mistress.

In the meantime, you get what you get.

1 comment:

Blacks Crossing said...

I was shocked (SHOCKED) to be blasted with color in your blog this morning, Esteban, but it is truly lovely. The abandoned cottage selectively toned will sell like hotcakes. This is definitely your new process. Also love the Immel aspen stand. You are definitely mixing things up with excellent results! And lest you need to be reminded, it is quite wonderful to see your blog every Monday, rain or shine, black and white or color! Muchas gracias!