Cumbres Toltec Railroad I mentioned in the MY SHOT of the Day from Sunday that kids and I rode the Cumbres Toltec Railroad Friday with my father and his wife at the end of last week. The ride is just a blast and I’ll have a little photo essay about this ride on the Cumbres [...]
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Thursday night saw an incredibly dramatic and moody storm move across northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Perfect for storm pictures. That kind of weather certainly matched the darkness in me that evening. I followed it around for a few hours, driving up through the county to the northern parts trying to capture its cross [...]
I wasn’t terribly impressed with this spring reflection image to be honest. Apparently, others were. I still find it just a bit mediocre….. (I like this one alot better) On Sundays the kids and I always head out into the world looking for some adventure to have. Sometimes we will venture far afield [...]
Friday late afternoon saw a series of small but intense little storms rush over the Taos area bringing some stiff winds, a little bit of thunder, some large, spotty and cold rain drops (not much beyond that) in town – and even some light snow in the mountains southeast of town. I took these shots [...]
The Quetzales Trail Panama connects the town of Boquete to the town of Cerro Punta along the edge of the Baru Volcano, the highest mountain in Panama at 11,398 feet. The trail cuts through the cloud forest along the Talamanca mountain range. The trail rises from a deep valley through gigantic ancient oaks, magnolias and [...]
Its cloudy and -7 Celcius here in Taos, New Mexico as I write this with five inches of fresh snow on the ground. Snow in Taos is most welcome. Over the past few months we’ve hardly seen a cloud. Skin has been so dry it itches. The air has been full of dust. Its been [...]
There was never a time I didn’t know this mountain. From the house I grew up in, you could walk down the driveway to the street, turn left, walk less than 30 yards and look right – and there is was. And still is. Pikes Peak Colorado is 14,115 ft (4,302 m) high and the [...]
When I posted this sunset shot to Facebook last night my friend and fellow photographer Geraint wrote “Biblical, dude!” I agree. With the light streaming down out of the clouds there was something about Heaven Beacons to the whole thing. Just to the north of the sunset was this giant Cumulonimbus in the shot below. A sign [...]
Scary Picture Monsoons again and again. I know. Sorry but it is the best time of year in Northern New Mexico as far as I am concerned. Here is a shot from just over the border in Southern Colorado’s San Luis Valley. The perspective is looking southwest at the two great dormant volcanoes of the borderlands. Ute [...]
Photograph of Rainbow I covered the monsoons currently taking place in the southwestern United States in detail last week. Still, they never fail to impress. Last Saturday afternoon there was a fairly brief but intense downpour. I was on “Hondo Mesa” about 10 miles north of Taos, New Mexico when it hit and it [...]
The first pictures from above the Earth come in the form of a drawing. From the Astra Castra, about 4,000 feet above the River Dee, Thomas Baldwin drew rainy cumlo-nimbus clouds below, roads curving through fields, grids of villages and the river, red perhaps from erosional silt. Airopaidia, published in 1786 is Baldwin’s extremely detailed [...]
The monsoon dresses New Mexico by mid-July every year. Here, the mission church at San Ildefonso Pueblo catches the waning late-morning sunshine of a monsoon afternoon. It didn’t take long for the dark, wet clouds behind the structure to move down the Rio Grande Valley and envelope the village in a wonderful, cool, soaking rain. [...]
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