Category: PhotoForge2



This candid, or found, as opposed to formal, still life is from the Mercado San Juan de Pugibet, scene of several of my interior street photos.

From Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, hasta mañana.



When I saw these two girls standing, tired from shopping, in front of this wall, I knew I had an idea for a mini-theme, images in color, with black and white elements.

Then I remembered this shot from earlier,

I went looking through my recent street photography from here in Guadalajara and found a few more that could fit the into the series.

Again with the gowns. I happened to walk through the neighborhood where gowns are sold. Who could resist?

Lupita's Cantina, just down the street from my hotel, seems to have beeten me to the punch with this take on the famous Frida…

Then there's my favorite. The one I almost missed. So much color, and yet such extreme black and white!

I hope you enjoyed these. I will be looking for more.

Hasta mañana!



Another from the When a Painter Snaps archives. This image also appears in my forthcoming book, CAR PARTS. Watch for it.

CAR SHOW SELF PORTRAIT / iPhone 4 / PhotoForge2

When photographing car shows, it's really hard to keep myself out of the image. So sometimes I just go ahead and make the most of it. Or maybe I'm really a raving narcissist. Whatcha think?.

Hasta mañana.



KITCHEN BURRO / iPhoto 6s Plus / Leonardo / PhotoForge 2 / Snapseed

This charming little guy brightens our kitchen and warms our hearts. Maybe he can bring a little joy into a corner of your morning.

Work continues on my book projects, as well as on a catalog for my upcoming March exhibition at Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe. So. I'd better get back to it.

Hasta mañana.



RANCHOS CHURCH / iPhone 4s / PhotoForge 2

I just couldn't resist sharing one more image of this iconic adobe church. I hope you like it. If you've been following the last couple of posts on this blog, you already know about it, if not, just scroll down and read about it there.

Hasta mañana.



iPhone4s / PhotoForge 2 / Photogene

Here's another shot of the church featured in yesterday's blog. This one is also from my former daily photo blog, When a Painter Snaps.

Here's what I wrote at the time:

Five days ago, I posted an image of Thea and our friend, Jay Olson, in front of the Church at Ranchos. Admittedly, it was more snapshot than photograph. This is called When a Painter Snaps, after all.

Today, though, I decided to post my latest photograph of this beautiful building that has drawn both artists and photographers ranging from Georgia O'Keeffe to Anselm Adams. As for photographers, it's been shot with 8×10 and 4×5 cameras, 35mm cameras, and everything from pinhole cameras and Kodak Brownies to, as in this case, an iPhone.

Hasta mañana.



RANCHOS CHURCH IPhone 4s / PhotoForge2

This is the back of the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, made famous by photographers and artists including Ansel Adams, Ernest Leonard Blumenschein and Georgia O’Keeffe. Made of just mud and straw, it was almost lost when misguided attepmts to modernize it by covering it in a concrete plaster resulted in water finding its way through tiny cracks and dissolving the adobe. The plaster hid the results until it was almost too late. When the damage was discovered, the plaster was removed, and the community went back to its earlier practice of mudding (re-plastering with adobe, a mix of mud and straw) the walls every one to three years. It’s fascinating to watch workers lifted high in mechanical cherry pickers applying a coating of mud and straw and polishing it with a piece of sheepskin.

I am proud and pleased to know that my grandsons, Kyle and Westley, have had an opportunity to help in applying the adobe plaster to this iconic bit of Southwestern architecture.

This is a replay from a couple of years ago on my daily photo blog, When a Painter Snaps. That blog is no longer active, but you are welcome to go there to look through some three years of archives.