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Evening Rain on the Colombine Hondo Wilderness Study Area – My Shot of the Day – May 16, 2013

An evening rain storm soaks the valleys on the west face of the Colombine Hondo Wilderness Study Area just a few miles northeast of Taos right after sunset. A slew of other shots of the Colombine Hondo can be found here. What else is there to say? ##

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Spring in Taos New Mexico – My Shot(S) of the Day – May 13, 2013

~ ~ ~ Besides the fabulous blue skies, the hummingbirds, and the still very chilly storms, spring in Taos New Mexico is also just fun days racing around the neighborhood with friends, finding flowers in the park and flying our kites. These two shots perfectly captured our Sunday – one of the few where we [...]

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Five Rather Dramatic Storm Pictures

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 [...]

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Spring Reflection – My Shot of the Day – April 11, 2013

    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 [...]

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Spring Rainstorm Pictures – My Shot of the Day – April 1, 2013

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 [...]

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Water Reflection – My Shot of the Day – March 25, 2013

Just after dawn these early spring days, the air is perfectly still and the sound of Red-winged black birds fills the air. The snow and ice have melted and ponded and pooled and the calm morning air makes for some great water reflection photography. I shot this in Taos’ Fred Baca Park wetlands soon after [...]

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Whooper Swans Heading North – My Shot of the Day – March 5, 2013

My shot for today is actually a year old. One year old exactly in fact. These Whooper swans passed over the kids and I on March 5, 2012 while we played on the ice in the Gulf of Bothnia next to Vasa, Finland.  The Whooper swans (the national bird of Finland) were heading north into [...]

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My Shot of the Day: Alpine Spring

I’m not sure of the species so, if you know, please help me out. The flower photographs I get in the alpine meadows of the Southern Rockies are my favorites.  This one was budding in Taos Ski Valley yesterday afternoon. ##

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My Shot of the Day: Spring Roses

This street-side beauty was one among a group of spring roses in Taos, New Mexico near the Taos Inn yesterday evening.  It was so lovely I took 20-30 different shots of it, up close and far away. It was just perfectly formed and rather hard to walk away from. ##

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My Shot of the Day: Moonrise Over Our Lady of Guadalupe

Moonrise over Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos, New Mexico. Thursday, May 3, 2012. ISO 100, f/18, 1/20s with a Nikkor 55-300mm lens. On Nov. 18, 1801 in Durango, Bishop Olivares granted permission to the community of Taos to build a church. The adobe structure was completed in 1802. In 1833 Bishop Zubiria, of [...]

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My Shot of the Day: Flowers in Spring

Happy Friday everyone! It is cold and dark in Taos this morning. It rained in the night and might be snowing even now up on the mountain.  Flowers in spring is one of the best things in life.  Yellow spring flowers – especially one with red stripes (!) are some of the best flowers of [...]

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My Shot of the Day: The Cat is Out of His League

I was hunting a sunset shot as a small storm rolled over the Sangre de Cristos and colored the sky pink. Then I saw the cat on his own hunt among a group of sleepy horses. I’m not sure if cats can take down horses but the black cat here sure thought he could. ## [...]

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