curating color

September 19, 2021  •  8 Comments

Several of you commented last week that in addition to the black and white photographs I curated for a photo competition, that it would be interesting to see what I did with color.  Since these images will be for a calendar competition, I thought it would be good to organize them here by month.  

 January and February

  adobe wall with snow, Taos County      winter coyote


March and April 

El Malpais National Monument near Grants, New Mexico    claret cup cactus near Arroyo Hondoclaret cup cactus near Arroyo Hondo


May and June

    high country pond    wild iris


July and August

    near-double rainbow in Taos County    Williams Lake on the way to Wheeler Peak


September and October

    purple asters on adobe   round hay bales after high country harvest


November and December

    aspen trees in late autumn sun    paintbrush in snow


As must be the case when publishers choose and assemble images for calendars, some photographs may be "representational" of a season, rather than the reality.

The autumnal equinox is this Wednesday, 22 September, in the northern hemisphere.  I hope you relish the changing seasons wherever you are in the world.  Thanks to Christina, TTT, Barbara, Char, Wayne, Steve, and Jean and Sam for your thoughts this week.

until next Monday,


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You are the winner in my book!
Amazing indeed,hope u win!!! Have a great year, safe and beautiful. ❤
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Trying to pick the ones I like the best is not possible.
So I guess I'll take the whole calendar.
Real beauties here.
Steve Immel(non-registered)
They're all calendar worthy, Daryl. I recognize at least two that I think are from your old abode on the mesa in winter. The cactus blooms or are spectacular. The reflected sky in the pond is amazing and the glowing aspen stand is classic US 64 at the high point between TP and TA. All the florals are all fabulous.

Good luck with the contest. Let us all know when it's available.
Daryl Black Classics so evocative of NoNewMex landscapes, seasons, colors, textures, climate. Brava Chica!
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