Day: April 5, 2018

Like Some Other Place


This one fooled me. While I was developing and tinkering with this photograph, I had the strangest sensation. The picture looks like it was made in some other place. It almost looks southwestern. Like I made it in New Mexico. The Christmas colored trees almost look like the high desert. So does the sky. Note, the word “almost.” There is a kind of light in New Mexico that cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the world. It’s the reason that some many visual artists make their home in the state.  At it’s best the light is sharp, angular, powerful and turns golden well before the golden hour. The skies are a particular shade of blue. There is sunshine most of the year. When the skies get cloudy and rain or snow falls, photographers run around like mad trying use that different kind of light.  I miss it. Anyway. I saw this scene and I knew that I had to step back. Many of my semi-nature images are made very tightly. That’s kind of my style. …