And, On The Fourth of July

I’m not really a big fireworks kind of guy. So, while I was thinking about what to post today, I came up with the idea of a collection of Americana pictures. So here we go.

Get Your Kicks On Route 66

When I lived in New Mexico, I used to make a lot of pictures on Route 66. It was an easy “go to.” After all, old Route 66 runs east, west, north and south in Albuquerque. Yes. It’s true. The pre-1937 Route 66 comes down From santa Fe in the north and can be tracedContinue reading “Get Your Kicks On Route 66”

The Loneliest Road In America

They say that US Route 50 is the loneliest road in America. It’s true. I’ve never driven all of it, but I’ve driven it from California to Utah and it can be pretty bleak. One of these days I might drive the whole thing. I guess that’s another thing for my bucket list which hasContinue reading “The Loneliest Road In America”

The Road Goes On…

Forever and The Party Never Ends. One of the Highwayman wrote that song, but I don’t remember which one.On some days the party seems to have very different meanings. Lately, the party means moving and traveling on America’s open roads.And, for me that means listening to AM radio to keep myself somewhat fresh. I’ve learnedContinue reading “The Road Goes On…”

The Southwest

I seem to think that my doc -umentation of the desert and abandoned places is new for me. But, as I’m learning through my technical conversion process, I’m only fooling myself. These images are well over a decade old, were exposed on Tri-x black and white film using, most likely, a Nikon N90. For me,Continue reading “The Southwest”

More Cars

No, this isn’t a car blog. But, doing a lot of heavier — but fine tuned — post production, really makes a difference on some of these pictures. Again, most of the work is done using OnOne plug-ins. I hate to say this, but with that big sun down, I might have made a statementContinue reading “More Cars”

A While Back

A few posts ago, like in May, I showed you some images that were for a book cover. I kept them relatively straight because that’s what I thought the client wanted. Oops. Not so. Even though they have their own Mac drivers and Photoshop gurus, they asked for my version of a couple of selects.Continue reading “A While Back”

’57 T-Bird

I had a lot to photograph this week. One assignment called for a happy person, couple or group tooling along through New Mexico on an open road enjoying themselves. A friend of mine owns a pristine restored 1957 Thunderbird. The one with two tops. The one with a removable hard top. The one with theContinue reading “’57 T-Bird”