We drove a couple of new Kachina paintings down to the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe today for their Indian Market show . On the drive back to Taos, we were treated to this beautiful sunset over the Jemez Mountains.
The morning sunlight came and brought life to this little folk art truck on our breakfast table. I had photographed this found still life many times in the past, but it seemed I could never make it very interesting.
Then this slender ray of light came, briefly, to the table and made all the difference.
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?.
COTTON CANDY / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed
On my way home from a quick run to deliver a new painting to Barry Norris Studio for scanning, I glanced out my driver's side window and saw this delicate pink cloud. I pulled my iPhone from my shirt pocket, and as soon as I was stopped behind other cars at a stoplight, I glanced down, hit the home button and flicked the little camera button up with my thumb. The light changed and we started moving. The side of the highway was packed with buildings, trees, poles wires, and street lights, blocking my shot.
Then I spotted a long, empty stretch coming up with just a field of sage stretching away toward the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Hoping the view wouldn't be blocked by poles and wires, I kept my left hand on the steering wheel and my eyes on the road ahead. I held the camera with my right hand, reaching across to place the camera near the closed window, and fired off four quick shots as I passed the clearing.
The fourth shot was the best. All it needed was a slight rotation to level it, some spotting where there was a slight reflection, and the usual mild adjustments, all done in Snapseed on my iPad Air 2.
And there you have it.
TAOS EVENING / iPhoto 6+ / Snapseed / Front View
We were coming out of an opening at our dear friend Lanna Smith's gallery, The Ranch at Taos, recently, when a man crossed the street in front of us and mounted his bike. When his foot hit the brake, that red glow lighting up the adobe wall behind him caused me to grab my iPhone from my pocket and capture this quick shot just before he roared off into the night.
I especially like the red, yellow and blue primary colors in this nocturnal image.
Quite a contrast from yesterday's laundry room window. It's a bit grainy, but in the words of Chase Jarvis, “The best camera is the camera you have with you”. And that would always be my iPhone.