Not far from Los Alamos lies White Rock which offers breath taking views of the Rio Grande valley at the foot hills of the Jemez mountains. Other nearby attractions are Valles Caldera and Bandelier National Monument, so always worth while a day trip.
Life got in the way and there have not been many opportunities to got out and shoot. Unfortunately this is not going to change anytime soon but tonight was an exception and it paid of nicely. The skies, the sunset all played along and allowed me to bring some nice images home. Orange filter and … Continue reading Diablo Canyon revisited
2020 was photographically speaking not the most exciting years, hazy skies from forest fires in the west for most of the summer, monsoon cancelled, winter a no show, until this week and today the clearing winter storm with Ansel Adams like drama in the sky. Of course this happens right on a day when the … Continue reading Took a long while …
For all practical purposes winter was cancelled this year. But over the past couple days he made a short visit. Thanks to Presidents day I had a little time this morning to check out the neighborhood.
Took the dog up a hill in Seaton Village to admire the sunset over the plane. Just by coincidence the only battery charged was the one for my black and white camera, so it turned into a walk in black and white, and I didn't mind one bit.
New Mexico landscapes are really cloud-scapes. With horizons as wide and they sky a big as it is, clouds are really an integral part of the scene. They promised us snow, but it didn't come. Instead we got some clouds which is an improvement I am happy to take advantage of. Along the way I … Continue reading Forest Rd 79 this time with clouds
There are plenty of hikes around Santa Fe NM. Today I discovered yet another one. As usual things did not quite work out as advertised. The road to Apache trail head was gated and the gate was closed. So instead of walking from the trail head I had to walk to it. Either way the … Continue reading An afternoon walk on Forest Rd 79 Santa Fe
In the middle of nowhere lies a small settlement, Lamy station, which to this day is the stop of a 2000 mile Chicago - Los Angeles Amtrak connection. The average speed of this train ride is a comfortable 40 mph. Clearly Amtrak wants to offer its customer some nostalgia and that distinct old time, wild … Continue reading LMY (Lamy NM)
Leaving Kos by ferry we headed to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands. The benefit of travelling by boat, you get to see other islands along the way. In our case the ferry had one stop over in Symi. Symi harbor is a sight to behold. All buildings in the small harbor are painted … Continue reading Rhodes before the storm
Before covid, when travel was still a low risk proposition, I spent a summer touring some of the Greek islands with my boys. We started in Kos and continued by ferry to other destinations. I was interested how much of the Greece, which I came to know as a child, was still out there and … Continue reading The three islands of Kos (Greece I)