VISITORS

Tourist season is winding down here in Taos. But there are still some chances available to indulge in a bit of street photography. Any time I'm out of the house and there are strangers about, I can be found “shooting street”.

If I'm at home, I will be shooting other things, flowers, still lifes, etc., or more likely, working on, or as in this instance, playing with images on my iPad.

 

RANCH STILL LIFE

I had a great time, on Saturday, at Cowboy Camp on Clint Mortenson's ranch south of Santa Fe, shooting with friends @Steve Immel and @Steve Bundy. This found still life, so typical of ranch life was something I just couldn't pass up.

 

 

COWGIRL BLUES

Back to the Taos Rodeo, but not the action, yet. It's coming; but first some more behind the scenes finds.

 

DAMASCUS

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.

 

TAOS AFTERNOON

Strollers strolling.

 

LIMEADE

We were having lunch in the garden today and Thea's glass of limeade caught my eye. I whipped out my trusty iPhone and took what I would later caress into this semi-abstract photograph.
I've been doing an on again, off again series of abstractions based on ice water with a twist whenever that is served. I love doing them, and some have come out looking pretty good. Somehow, though, I'm especially pleased with this one. I just plain enjoy looking at it. Now, if I could just come up with a better title…

 

ONE MORE TIME!

Thea tells me the irises have just about run their course for this year. But wait, here's one that I noticed this morning, opening up to give us one more show of extreme beauty.

 

ABSTRACTION

Given lemons, I like to make lemonade. Given lemon water, I like to make photographic abstractions.

 

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.

 

 

NEON CROSS, QUERETARO

 

I shot this one evening while walking back to my hotel after dinner in Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico.