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.
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.
Just took 2 years to find a nearby trail, popular with locals. A friendly neighbor pointed it out and showed it to me. So I returned another day, when we had least a few clouds. Most likely will require another visit when there is a little more drama in the sky. For now the few … Continue reading Short walk, mostly in Black and White
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
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)
Work, family , Covid ... no time for photography that is until recently when a welcome Christmas break offered me the opportunity to take few more images. One after the other the fun of it returned and so today was the time for another joiner, paying homage to Dave Hockney. This is a quick version … Continue reading Another Joiner
Another uninspiring morning with rather dull light. But, this is merely a testing phase, so who cares? I went out and tried my hands at 4x5 in color. Back home I quickly set up the chemicals. Maintaining a constant temperature proved to be a challenge. Another mishap had two negatives on top of each other … Continue reading First Steps in Color
Returning to analog photography