A real Taos fixer-upper.



I glanced out the office window and saw this guy. I grabbed my iPhone and caught him just as he was leaving. You know the old saying by now, the best camera is the one you have in your shirt pocket.



I drove Thea in to work this morning, and when I got ready to leave, I saw this scene coming up. There was no time to roll my window down, so I shot it through my dirty car window.

I went back into the gallery and cropped and tweaked the image on my iPhone, using Snapseed and FrontView.

When I got home, I cleaned up the dirty window effects, again using Snapseed, this time on my iPad.

Street photography is fun!, whether traveling or at home.



This was the view from my office window, Friday evening.

More tomorrow…



GERANIUM AT NIGHT / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed / FrontView

One of the very first things I did when I first moved to New Mexico, was to go out and buy a Geranium. I would have liked to say this is a direct descendant of that original plant, but, alas, cold winters have taken their toll.

Thea has kept the tradition alive, though, and this is the latest in our kitchen window geranium accents.

The catalog proof for the March exhibition at Sorrel Sky has been ordered. We hope to have it available early next month.

Hasta mañana.



We had friends over on Sunday and I took some good natured ribbing over my recent series of posts. You know the ones, shots taken through our kitchen window, of the two dried sunflower stalks in the snow.

Well, on Monday, at 4:50 pm, I looked out my office window, and saw this.

I took a picture with my iPhone with thoughts of an “O K, here's a view out a different window. So there.” But I had already started work on the blog of the little Escaramusita. She won. That got me going on a series of Rodeo and Charreada kids.

Then, yesterday, Wednesday, I just happened to look up from my iPad and glance out the office window. I pulled my iPhone from my pocket and grabbed this shot, at 4:51 pm.

So there! Now, back to the kids! 😉

Hasta mañana.



KITCHEN WINDOW / iPhone 6 Plus / Snapseed / Juxtaposer

For a change of pace from all that Mexico street photography, here's something closer to home. The view from our kitchen window, with chili peppers.

A quick bit of adjusting in Snapseed, followed with the Juxtaposer app to drop some sky into the window.

Finally finished with all that transfer business. Whew! IPhones all up to date and working fine. Now to wrap up the book publishing research and get back to book building and painting.

Hasta mañana.




DETAIL ~ TAOS PUEBLO / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

This is a shot from a recent visit to Taos Pueblo with my cousin, photographer Larry Mangino. I do love those mud and straw walls.

No news yet on Car Parts. Soon, though, plus more about The Life of a Photograph.

Racing the clock, again.

Hasta mañana.



MEXICAN CROW / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge2 / Frontview

We were so taken with this little paper maché crow that we saw in an outdoor art show in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, that we decided to risk getting him home in our backpacks. Glad we did. He brings us a lot of joy, perched on our laundry room window sill.

Hasta mañana.



WINDOW REDO / iPhone 6+ / PhotoForge 2

Brrrr. Same view this morning, but quite different than yesterday's image. It's like the scene got photoshopped – by nature.

By the way, I finally got to the bottom of the preview problem with my KACHINAS book. Blurb previews don't work properly on iPads. Probably because iPads don't do Flash. It is working fine on PCs and Macs, though.

If you haven't already, click on this link and have a look:

Hasta mañana.