September 30, 2016

Taos #21

Taos #21
Taos, New Mexico

Another multiple exposure, this one a combination of in camera and in Photoshop.

September 29, 2016

Taos #20

Taos #20
Taos, New Mexico

We visited several art museums, including the Lumina Sculpture Garden where I experimented with in-camera multiple exposures. 

September 28, 2016

Taos #19

Taos #19
Landscape in Metal & Rust
Taos, New Mexico

September 27, 2016

Taos #18

Taos #18
Clouds over the Mountains
Taos, New Mexico

September 26, 2016

Taos #17

Taos #17
Storm Clouds over the Rio Grande Gorge
Taos, New Mexico

September 25, 2016

Taos #16

Taos #16
Plains of the Rio Grande Gorge
Taos, New Mexico

That evening a storm developed to the west, shading the distant mountains with cloud cover but leaving a break at the horizon for golden light to rake across the sagebrush.

September 24, 2016

Taos #15

Taos #15
Rio Grande Gorge
Taos, New Mexico

September 23, 2016

Taos #14

Taos #14
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Taos, New Mexico

Just outside Taos, the Rio Grande River slices a deep gorge through the plain. The bridge spanning this gap is impressive.

September 22, 2016

Taos #13

Taos #13
Taos Pueblo Church
Taos, New Mexico

The people have combined their traditional religious customs with those of the Catholic church for a hybrid that serves them.

September 21, 2016

Taos #12

Taos #12
Taos Pueblo
Taos, New Mexico

The remains of the first mission church and graveyard shot with a digital camera converted to black & white infrared.

September 20, 2016

Taos #11

Taos #11
Taos Pueblo
Taos, New Mexico 

Detail of the pueblo and the adobe construction. 

September 19, 2016

Taos #10

Taos #10
Taos Pueblo
Taos, New Mexico

The people call themselves the "People of the Red Willow" or Tiwa in their language. Red Willow Creek runs through the pueblo from its sacred lake source high in the mountains and provides water for the residents. The red willows grow along this stream.

September 18, 2016

Taos #9

Taos #9
Taos Pueblo
Taos, New Mexico 
 
We visited the Taos Pueblo and I took a tour of the community led by a Native American who grew up in the pueblo. It was interesting and heartbreaking to hear how this tribe had been so badly treated by Europeans and Americans. The Taos Pueblo and other pueblos in the area joined forces to protect their ancestral lands and sovereignty from government control in the 1930s. This successful effort is why the pueblos are still intact today.

September 17, 2016

Taos #8

Taos #8
Taos, New Mexico 
My favorite image from the trip.

September 16, 2016

Taos #7

Taos #7
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Taos, New Mexico 
 
A black and white version focused more on the curtain itself.

September 15, 2016

Taos #6

Taos #6
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Taos, New Mexico
We enjoyed delicious breakfasts every morning in the dining room, enhanced by the beautiful light coming through the lace curtains.

September 14, 2016

Taos #5

Taos #5
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Taos, New Mexico 
This design is carved into the front doors of the house.

September 13, 2016

Taos #4

Taos #4
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Taos, New Mexico 

The morning sun cast great shadows through the window and door in my room.

September 12, 2016

Taos #3

Taos #3
Taos, New Mexico

This was my view from the Andrew Dasburg room in the Juniper House addition.

September 11, 2016

Taos #2


Taos #2
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Taos, New Mexico

September 10, 2016

Taos #1

Taos #1
Mabel Dodge Luhan House
Taos, New Mexico

In June I traveled to Taos, New Mexico, for a Creativity for Women workshop. We were based at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, a lovely and historic building.

September 9, 2016

Keeneland #21

Keeneland #21
Lexington, Kentucky

September 8, 2016

Keeneland #20

Keeneland #20
Lexington, Kentucky

September 7, 2016

Keeneland #19

Keeneland #19
Lexington, Kentucky

September 6, 2016

Keeneland #18

Keeneland #18
Lexington, Kentucky

September 5, 2016

Great Tips from the Focus Photo School

I recently watched an excellent video by photographer David Marx at the Focus Photo School. In the video Marx presents a great description of how composing your scene with one, two or three subjects changes the story the picture tells.

Notice how the two pictures below give a different feeling, depending on whether there is one horse and rider or two. See if you can describe the difference in a sentence to make it clear to yourself.

One horse and jockey

Two horses and two jockeys
You can test-drive the Photo Focus School site with a free trial that never expires or subscribe for a nominal fee for access to these and other great videos.

Keeneland #17

Keeneland #17
Lexington, Kentucky

September 4, 2016

Keeneland #16

Keeneland #16
Lexington, Kentucky

September 3, 2016

Keeneland #15

Keeneland #15
Lexington, Kentucky

September 2, 2016

Photographers on Printing

If you have only ever seen photographs on a screen, whether your smart phone or a giant television, you owe it to yourself to see them on paper. The image transforms when it is printed and becomes a physical object to be admired and treasured. You can listen to several modern photographers talk about what a photographic print means to them in a series of video interviews called "Print Your Legacy".


Print Your Legacy
  • John Paul Caponigro
  • Jeremy Cowart
  • Gregory Crewdson
  • Steve McCurry
  • Mark Seliger
  • Tim Tadder
  • Amy Toensing
  • Steven Wilkes
Remember, a printed photograph needs no electricity or technology to be shared with another person. Have a print of your favorite image made today or, better yet, learn to make your own prints.

If you'd like to experience making prints by hand, consider attending Creative Photographic Printing with Eileen Rafferty September 26-October 1, 2016, in beautiful Missoula, Montana.

Keeneland #14

Keeneland #14
Lexington, Kentucky

September 1, 2016

Announcing My New Book!

I am happy to announce the publication of my first book of photographs, The Grace of Trees. I created this book to showcase some of my favorite images in an elegant black and white portfolio.

The Grace of Trees Book Cover

This hardbound book has a tipped-in image and silver foil embossed title on a dark gray cloth cover. It contains 58 pages and 41 duotone black and white images.

For more information or to place an order, visit my web page. 

Keeneland #13

Keeneland #13
Lexington, Kentucky