Tag: antique


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.



Today was one of those days. I actually got caught out without my iPhone! Gasp! Remember that old Chase Jarvis saying? The best camera is the camera you have with you.

Well, I had my iPad Air wth me. So I used it. So glad I did.



We had lunch with Thea's sister, Alicia, on Tuesday, and after lunch we visited a local second hand shop.

I sat down to try out an interesting chair, and when I looked to my right, there was a small chest, a medicine cabinet, maybe, with a beveled glass mirror in the door.

And there I was, staring back at myself.

My iPhone was in my shirt pocket, of course, so out it came and there I was and here I am in an almost candid sort of street photography style self portrait.



I found this unusual still life in a shop window in Las Vegas, New Mexico on a recent visit. I shot it with my iPhone and processed it in Snapseed on my iPad Air 2.

Those old treadle sewing machines were a real work of sreampunk art. Both my grandmothers used to work minor miracles on them while I played on the floor at their feet.

I loved the way the heavy iron machines could be made to disappear into their own wooden cabinet when not in service.

Working on this image has brought back a flood of memories from long ago.



This little Madonna and Child has been in our collection for nearly thirty years. I have photographed it many times, never successfully. Even when I shot it as reference for a painting, it always fell short.

As I was getting out of bed this morning, this was the first thing ny eyes fell upon. I reached for my iPhone and took this picture, which, at long last, captured the feelings I have for this unusual treasure.

Hasta mañana.



POLKA DOTS / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed / PhotoForge2

This is not what I had planned for today's post. But as I was flipping through my photographs this face stopped me and said, not “Tell my story”, but “Ask my story”. The same thing must have happened when I pressed the shutter. Somewhere. In an antique store or a junk store. Somewhere. Texas? Arizona? I don't remember. I must have clicked and moved on. That happens.

Then suddenly, one day, an image just seems to jump out at me and I can't go on until I've dealt with it.

My guess is she will have as many stories as she has viewers. Faces are like that. They move us.

What story does this little doll in a polka dot dress tell you? Will you share it? Will you tell us what she reminds you of? How she makes you feel? What you see?


FACE OF A SAINT XXXI / Daily Painting #1443

Face of a Saint XXXI / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1443

Here is yet another Saint from Bishop Gallery on West Main in Scottsdale, Arizona, a companion to yesterday’s painting.

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  • Starting bid $200
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