A beautiful little waterfall I found while hiking in New Mexico...Read More
Today's post is a visual tour of some beautiful spots in Red River, NM. It's a small town but I am rather fond of it. Have a look and enjoy! I'll be back soon with more pics from my current trip in Oregon, and you won't want to miss those!Read More
Today I wax a bit poetic about my love for the mountains. There's just something about them, in addition to the generous amounts of beauty and staggering landscapes. And of course I share a bunch of photos from a trip to the mountains last summer - when I caught some wonderful clouds over an alpine lake. Good times!Read More
Today's post is a collection of 20 photos from a summer hike up to Middle Fork Lake in New Mexico. It's a beautiful and secluded spot, and well worth the effort to get to it! I shot landscapes, waterfalls and even little fairy mushrooms - good fun! Have a look, and thanks for stopping by!Read More
A week in the mountains is never enough for me, but as an escape from the Texas heat, it sure goes a long way! Here's a collection of 10 photos from our family trip up to Red River, NM last summer. Great waterfalls, sunsets, and more! Oh my!Read More
Just a quick post for today - and I want to thank everyone for the visits and comments this week, I really do appreciate them!
We spent some time in Red River, NM this past summer - as we have many times. It's a beautiful little town, surrounded by mountains and it's just a relaxing place to visit. One afternoon we went for a little drive into the Upper Valley, which is just outside of town. At some point we crested a hill and I saw this scene. I had to stop and get a shot - I love road shots of all sorts. This one was too pretty to pass up. Thanks for stopping by!
Photography, to me, is a journey. Most folks I know have started with landscapes and similar subjects, and from there have moved into portrait work. When we get together and talk about it, I'm just not there yet. I take some family shots, but doing serious portrait work just hasn't gotten under my skin yet. That's ok, right? Well, I'm trying. Change or die, as they say. I am all about growing my photographic range - notice I didn't say dynamic range, haha - and in the interest of being more well-rounded I have taken some portraits "on the go", or what I like to call combat portait work. Just a quick snap of a subject that didn't necessarily know it was a subject. So, this is a real cowboy, from a real working ranch, from the real West. I know this because he led me on a horse through a 1000 acre ranch in New Mexico this summer. I regret to inform you I do not recall his name, and he deserves better than that. So, I still have work to do. The learning continues...
The title of this shot is really a double entendre. What I mean is that although this is quite obviously a horse, the deeper meaning is that I am "horsin' around" photographically because this is not my typical photographic subject. Apart from never coming across horses, in the past I would not normally shoot one. I am making a conscious effort to grow my skills, and in doing so that means stretching myself to shoot some different things. Growth is the only option - without it, you stagnate and wither.
Ok, enough of that talk for now. We went on a horseback ride up in Red River, New Mexico a few weeks ago, and this handsome steed (stallion? or maybe it was a girl...?) was just standing there, looking cool and calm like a horse does. So...snap. I did know one thing - always focus on the eye!