Every craftsman, artist and artisan has a few tools of their trade. They could be cameras, brushes and paint, hammers and saws or even knives and frying pans. In this picture, the tools are gardener’s tools. What else is there to say? They are well used. And, that’s the mark of someone who cares.
I found this tattered American flag stapled to a piece of boundary marker in far, far northern Albu – querque where the building of new homes must come to an end because the ever-expanding city runs into Indian land. I’m beginning to think that all of the pueblos and the land surrounding them, which isContinue reading “On the Edge”
Summer Flowers. Pretty things that brighten up a parched high desert landscape. I did a little post production fine tuning. One of the plug-ins that I use is called OnOne. It’s essentially a group of actions written to enhance pictures. Many of the actions are intended for use in the wedding and portrait side ofContinue reading “Flowers”
Then it is time for the Lavender Festival in Los Ranchos, New Mexico. The festival has grown from a few booths and a tour of one farm to a massive area along the banks of The Rio Grande. The best, and my favorite, place to visit Los Pablonos Farm where you can do everything fromContinue reading “If It’s Late June…”
I was rooting around in my Picture A Day files and found this nice open and airy image that I made in early summer of a young growth forest. It seems to typify the weather and the feeling.
It seems with the unseasonal heat, that the dog days of summer have arrived when summer is just a puppy. So, I’ve been playing around in addition to marketing myself for more assignments and commissions. This is another view of the moonlit Sandias. In this case, I sharpened the detail a couple of times andContinue reading “More Experiments”
A friend and colleague from the gallery emailed to say that her brother-in-law had just passed after a long battle with cancer. Her husband is devastated even though he knew this was coming. I made this picture at the chapel at St. Roch in New Orleans. The chapel, like the church at Chimayo, New MexicoContinue reading “St Roch”
Sometimes I just “find” images in my files. No, my filing system isn’t haphazard. But, sometimes I just don’t think much of an image while I’m editing. But, I review past work because time and distance is a great lens through which to evaluate work. Of course, it works both ways. Pictures that I onceContinue reading “More Summer”
Today is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. The Summer Solstice. Summer in New Mexico means music in many of the town’s and cities’ plazas. Old Town Albuquerque is no exception. Typically, there are mariachis playing in the evenings, on the weekends and on special events. In this imageContinue reading “Summer”