Me And My Mountain


I thought that it would be a good idea to show you what it’s like to be on The Sandias rather than just show you the mountain range from a distance. I made this picture in late Autumn. It was so cold up there that I had to wear gloves until I actually was shooting.Continue reading “Me And My Mountain”

On This One Night


C ome darkness, come light. The photograph comes from New Mexico. The words come from Virginia. They seem to cover most of my life for the last 15 years. On this Christmas Eve and — soon to be — Day, I’d like to wish every one of you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful newContinue reading “On This One Night”

Rhythm of the Blues


The changes started with the album, “Dirt and the Stars.” The entire thing hung me up, but the closing song of the same title got me digging around in my past, coming to a kind of reckoning. That’s not done yet. Then, we watched “Solos” on Amazon Prime. As I wrote to a friend ofContinue reading “Rhythm of the Blues”

Mattering


What matters. This forest matters. There was a political advertisement on television last night. I was watching the local news. That’s a whole other story. The guy running for state treasurer wants to cut taxes. Huh? That how we got into this mess. The state of Louisiana can’t afford anything. We can’t pay much forContinue reading “Mattering”

A Little Change


A little different. I thought if I can manipulate a photograph into a kind of painting-like and grim piece of art, than I could go the other way and make it prettier. This is the result of that experiment. Often, necessity is the mother of invention. I made this picture with a camera that used aContinue reading “A Little Change”

An Evening Sky


This week. Whew. I was stumbling around in my files around trying to find a peaceful Sunday picture. I still want to keep my promise and publish Christmas pictures until the big day. But. But. But. I’m feeling pretty numb just about now. I don’t think I’m feeling much different from most of the peopleContinue reading “An Evening Sky”

Do Me Favor, Please?


I don’t normally ask for things like this. But, please vote for this picture. Here. http://www.bucketlistpublications.com/portfolio-view/travel-photo-contest-19/ I’ve entered it in a fellow blogger’s travel photo contest. The picture? It was made a few years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the opening day of The International Balloon Fiesta. It was mostly a combination of luck and, well,Continue reading “Do Me Favor, Please?”

Same Road, Same Reason


I think this will be the last of my experimental pictures that I’ll post for a while. I have no reason for not posting more of these images other than that I get bored easily and there doesn’t seem to be a way to turn pictures like these into clients, or as they say inContinue reading “Same Road, Same Reason”

Three More


Morning Balloons is a case of a good sense of direction and a whole lot of luck. I planned to photograph the first morning of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. I planned to arrive well before the first mass ascension which meant getting up very early and sneaking up I-25 to sort of a backdoorContinue reading “Three More”