Day’s End

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This group of cottonwood trees is something I just can’t resist shooting any time I pass it on my way to Albuquerque. I decided to add a hint of a campfire to thescene by moving a spot of light from the setting sun, using TouchRetouch’s clone stamp and painting over it a little using the healing tool and the dodge and burn tool in Snapseed.

TRADER

TRADER / Taos, New Mexico / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

Cousin Ann Lawrence and I visited the Millicent Rogers Museum Fall for Antiques Show and Sale, where the dealers are often as colorful as their wares.

 

CONTRAST

CONTRASTS / Chama, New Mexico / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

I went up to Chama, New Mexico a couple of days ago, with my friend, photographer Steve Bundy and new friends Del and Paul Hollingsworth, to photograph fall colors and the trains of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. This beautiful 1920 Rolls Royce was one of several in town at the same time we were, and I was taken with the contrast of the white car and the black engine.

 

MEMORIES OF THE NIGHT

End of one day or beginning of another. All quiet but for the breeze through the pines and the soft clang of the turnbuckle against the distant school yard flagpole. The faint light above the pines.

 

DOG WALKERS

Another example of candid street photography from right here in Taos, New Mexico.

 

 

COWGIRL

When I met this little sweetie at Cowboy Camp, she shook my hand, tipped her hat back, looked me in the eye and said, “I can ride anything with hair on it!” Check out those wooly angora chaps!

As mentioned previously, I was there recently with @steveimmel and @stevenbundy photographing National Day of the Cowboy on the Mortenson Ranch.

 

THEA

Thea in her garden. 'Nuff said.

 

COWBOY DRESSING ROOM

More from behind the scenes at this year's Taos Rodeo.

 

IN THEA’S GARDEN

Another bit of beauty in Thea's garden.

 

IRIS

An early delight from Thea's garden now gracing our dining table.