Tag: close-up

PEONY PINK

Gotta get as much as I can from these peonies, while they last, right?

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The weather is getting nicer and we are enjoying Playing in Thea's garden again. Her irises are really special this year.

 

 

CHARRO REINING IN HIS MOUNT

CHARRO REINING IN HIS MOUNT / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

A bull comes charging out of the chute, a Charro gallops alongside grabs the tail of the bull, wraps his leg around it, and as he speeds past, flips the bull over onto its back. Speeding across the arena, he reins his horse to a halt, just inches from the wall.

I have many images of the flipping of the bull from previous Charreadas. This trip, having limited myself to photographing with my iPhone, I sought a new perspective. I positioned my self at the wall. Most of the riders veered off to one side or the other, but, occasionnaly, one would gallop directly toward me. Those were the times that made for some interesting images.

I had a good rest today and am almost back to abnormal. It's that old seventeen year old kid inside a ninety four year old body again. I plan on taking it fairly easy for the next four days, after moving to new digs tomorrow smack in the middle of downtown Puerto Vallarta, just a couple of blocks from the Malecón and the blue Pacific. 'Tis the season, and I may even see some whales and their babies.

And no snow!

But now, more resting…

Hasta mañana.

 

 

 

 

IF YOUR PHOTOS AREN’T GOOD ENOUGH…

IF YOUR PHOTOS AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH, YOU AREN'T CLOSE ENOUGH.

iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

So said Robert Capa, the famous Magnum Photographer. I used to rely a lot on my zoom lenses. I don't have a zoom lens on my iPhone, and my feet wouldn't take me to the horse and rider, so I placed my self where I hoped they would stop, and waited. They came thundering toward me and stopped inches away. Lots of hot horse breath!

I simply made a vertical crop of a horizontal frame and opened the shadows a bit in Snapseed.

Ahhh, one more day of Charreada…

Hasta mañana

 

THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT. AGAIN.

Another long day, more tired and sore, and more to be done. Backup, you know? Enjoy:

SIDE SADDLE / ESCARAMUSA / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

Griping, but loving it.

Hasta mañana.

 

FACE OF A SAINT XXV / Daily Painting #1437

Face of a Saint XXV / Ink and Watercolor / 7 x 10 Inches / Daily Painting #1437

The paper that I ordered didn't show up yesterday, as promised. Turns out, for some reason, UPS decided to deliver to the post office, instead of to the house. Yesterday's painting was done on my last sheet of Lanaquarelle Hot Press. I couldn't make it to the post office today, but, luckily, I found a pad from another brand in the studio. I will be glad to get back to painting on Lanaquarelle!

A trip to Artisan's art materials expo at the Buffalo Thunder Resort outside Santa Fe in the morning should take care of that. Then, it's on to Santa Fe and possibly Albuquerque to round up some new Santos research, among other errands.

Meanwhile, the battle with old digital storage issues continues… I did make some more significant progress today, though. Video soon!

    To own today's painting, send your bid in now…

    • Starting bid $200
    • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.

    • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, October 17, 2014.

    • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

    • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

    Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

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    HOPI DANCE MAIDEN CARVING / Daily Painting #1398

    Hopi Dance Maiden Carving / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Daily Painting #1398

    I found this lovely old doll, worn and faded, yet beautiful in her simplicity, in Robert Cafazzo's Two Graces Plaza Gallery in Ranchos. It is a Hopi doll, but it is not a Kachina. Instead, it represents a female dancer, one who performs in social dances, rather than in Kachina Dances. Female Kachinas are always represented by male dancers, and wear masks. Social dancers are female, with white painted faces and usually wear tabletas.

    To own today's painting, send your bid in now…

    • Starting bid $200
    • By email, to: farnsworthgallery@newmex.com, or call 505 982-4561.

    • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, September 09, 2014

    • The winning bidder will be notified by email the following day.

    • Paintings will be shipped as soon as the paint dries to insure safe packing. (Please allow two weeks).

    Please tell a friend about us and remember, these little gems make terrific gifts.

    Click on afarnsworthaday.com to see past daily paintings. If you see one that you would like for your own collection, please give Thea a call at 505 982-4561, or send her an email at farnsworthgallery@ newmex.com for price and availability.