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curating color

September 19, 2021 - Several of you commented last week that in addition to the black and white photographs I curated for a photo competition...
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what you know and perhaps what you do not

April 18, 2021 - I don't know the person who originally said that writers should write about what they know. But many have said it and ev...
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another bag of autumn

October 19, 2020 - It is truly a shame that much of the west is in an epic drought because the conditions continue to provide the most stun...
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autumn photography grab bag

October 12, 2020 - Autumn presents a multitude of photographic opportunities, and the weather this week made that photography an absolute d...
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the grab bag around me

July 13, 2020 - As occasionally happens, I venture into several different photographic subject areas during a week, and bits and pieces...
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pure gold

October 12, 2019 - Call it intuition or slow knowledge combined with the weather forecast, but I suspected a trip to the mountains for an a...
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if you cannot beat them...

October 06, 2019 - ...join them. That was my approach this week while photographing aspen leaves. I was able to catch a few before the bree...
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anticipation

April 15, 2019 - Photographs of the emerging spring are everywhere on social media. It is obvious that many in the northern hemisphere ha...
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emergence

March 18, 2019 - The vernal equinox is this Wednesday, 20 March, and on the same day, there will be a full moon. It is a time of renewal...
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an autumn to remember

October 29, 2018 - While you are driving on New Mexico highways these days, don't be surprised if you see people stopping abruptly, jumping...
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backdrops

October 01, 2018 - When I think of photographic backdrops, I tend to visualize a studio with assorted lights and muted fabrics serving as s...
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color blocks

September 22, 2018 - The northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox fell on Saturday, 22 September, which means it was high time for a pilgrimage...
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structure in nature

April 02, 2018 - An episode of NOVA that aired this week on math spurred my thinking on today's blog. A good chunk of time was spent on t...
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"Whose woods these are..."

February 19, 2018 - Robert Frost wrote a poem in 1922 titled "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening". For some reason, while going through th...
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bravo!

October 23, 2017 - On all counts, we are experiencing an extraordinary autumn in northern New Mexico. The aspen were stunning and long last...
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return to the aspen

October 01, 2017 - The weather was perfect this week for another aspen viewing drive, courtesy of U. S. Highway 64 in northern New Mexico....
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autumn has arrived

September 24, 2017 - Driving on U. S. Highway 64 west from Tres Piedras to Tierra Amarilla is a pilgrimage for us, one we make at least twice...
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backdrops and depth of field

July 09, 2017 - I have been thinking about portraiture and commercial art lately, and how the backdrop for a portrait can either complim...
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a touch of white

March 27, 2017 - Not just a few times have I addressed the color white in this blog. It fascinates me. On the southwest corner of St. Fra...
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fantasies

December 05, 2016 - At this season and this time of year (winter in many parts of the northern hemisphere), people tend to turn inward and t...
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one more walk in the autumn leaves

October 09, 2016 - Autumn has been spectacular this year in New Mexico's high country. Although the intensity of fall color varies dependin...
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autumn impressions

October 03, 2016 - There is something about autumn that lends itself to photography of an impressionistic or abstract style, especially if...
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the green of spring

May 16, 2016 - Poets and writers have expressed their love for and the joy of spring in words flowery and rich, reflecting the time of...
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out of town, as it were

April 18, 2016 - It is always an adventure blogging remotely, as I am this week. While taking care of my sister in the Seattle area, I ha...
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photography and writing

February 28, 2016 - I have notebooks, binders, and folders full of pithy writing, varying in length from short quotations to pages of signif...
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into the fog

November 16, 2015 - Fog is mysterious and mesmerizing, rendering the landscape into a monochromatic palette. Little wonder that it is used i...
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Highway 64 splash

October 05, 2015 - You can see the veins of gold and yellow in the Rocky Mountains from miles away. Given the fact that today is the 5th of...
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Teasing us

January 26, 2015 - While the United States eastern seaboard is preparing for a winter storm of epic proportions, we are experiencing a Janu...
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