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JEFF OLIVER, ON THE HIGH ROAD TO TAOS

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That’s Jeff, my Grandson-in-law, husband of Emily, father of Brianna and baby Hazel, gone wild with his iPhone, shooting up a storm. I think I’ve met my match!

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.

Saint Francis Cemetery

IMG_8627Monsoon clouds building over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as evening falls over the Saint Francis Cemetery La Morada Road and Highway 518, the high road, in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico.

 

OH, YOU KID!

We took a day off! We went for a drive in Thea's new car, a 2012 Jeep Liberty, over to Mora, to Las Vegas (the New Mexico version), on to Santa Fe for dinner, and home. Along the way, we came across this young fellow playing King of the Mountain on top of some parted out vehicles.

See you tomorrow…

 

 

GREEN MOTH (Geometridae) AND SILVER

This little beauty landed on Thea's Mother's silver, apparently to better show off his beautiful green color. So much for camouflage.

Until tomorrow.

 

TAOS CAT

TAOS CAT / Panasonic Lumix TZ5 / PhotoForge2 / ACDSee

While photographing this old truck covered with snow, I saw something move in the shadows beneath it. Soon, this little fellow peeked out, a tiny kitten, perfectly framed by the old truck.

You never know what you might find if you keep your eyes and your mind open when out photographing. I certainly got lucky on this day.

You can click on the image for a closer look.

OK, I promised I would start today telling you about the projects I've been working on lately. All I can tell you right now is that I wrapped one of them up late last night. I can't spill the beans just yet, as I still have a bit of tidying up to do. But…

Tomorrow, I will give you a sneak peek!

Hasta Mañana.

 

 

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge 2

We had to make a quick trip to Santa Fe today. The drive down was the best show we've seen in terms of golden cottonwoods. Simply beautiful. All the way from Taos to Santa Fe. Did you notice the moon?

A great lunch with Cousin Ann Lawrence at La Fonda was followed by necessary shopping and errands and we're back home, tired but smiling after a nice, uninterrupted day together.