Geraint Smith – Journal of Photography – June 2018 – “Encounters” This months free photography journal download. Enjoy and please share with your friends and family. Click on the link below. Thanks for looking. G
“Flower” moon rise over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, San Cristobal, NM. Earlier in the day we made a drive through the Moreno Valley where the roads were lined with flags from Eagle Nest to Angel Fire celebrating Memorial Day. We intended to catch the moon rise there, perhaps over the Eagle Nest Lake. We enjoyed the drive and a picnic supper, but instead headed home for a crystal clear view of this “Flower” moon from our deck. Thanks for looking. G
Memorial Day, US flag and USMC flag in Roy, New Mexico. At this house in Roy, NM everyday is Memorial Day. This window has been dressed this way for a number of years. Thanks for looking. G
A few images from past Memorial day weekends.
Bill Fegan at the Schuler Theatre in Raton New Mexico. Bill came to the Schuler Theatre in 1963. Last year on a photo tour, we met Bill on the street after breakfast and he invited us to visit him at the historic theatre in downtown Raton. He was very generous with his time and gave a his undivided attention on a tour and regaled us with many stories of the theatre’s past and his own.
Bill had recently returned from France for his ninetieth birthday trip. He is pictured here in the lobby of the Schuler Theatre with a portrait of his younger self. If you get the opportunity to visit Raton, go see Bill at the theatre and enjoy some time in his company. While you’re there pay a visit to the exceptional Raton Museum, you wont be disappointed. Thanks for looking. G
Eagle Nest Lake, in the Moreno Valley New Mexico. I found this image in the archive from a few years ago. It makes me feel as if it’s normal summer weather here in the mountains of northern NM, with an above average water level in the lake. Looking forward to the monsoons in mid July. Thanks for looking. G
Sentinel Birds at the Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos. The pigeons are a favorite photo op at the world famous adobe church. I guess one could describe it as “praise” when thirty or forty of them lift off all at once. Thanks for looking. G
Graduation from Occidental College, California.
Please indulge me a slight digression on my photo of the day page today in order to celebrate my daughter Annika’s graduation from Occidental College, California.
Annika received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Geology this last weekend in Los Angeles. Starting in November she will pursue her Doctorate in Geology at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are so proud of her and all her hard work. Thank you to all her professors we met at the graduation, Margaret Rusmore, Scott Bogue, Darren Larsen and Chris Oze.
To everyone who has visited my website, purchased work or taken a photo tour over the years, I want to thank you for your support. In doing so, you have also been a part of Annika’s achievements.
To all my family and friends who have been there throughout her upbringing, thank you, thank you.
To my darling wife Pamela, “Thank you so much, my love”. You and I and Annika know what it has taken to get here.
And to Annika, “you are our blessings and our future”. We love you. Papa.
Chapel and cross, San Ysidro, NM, with Avanyu sea serpent cloud, sailing merrily along in our gorgeous New Mexico skies. Here is an image of an Avanyu petroglyph in the Rio Grande Gorge. If you want to read more about this symbol, visit the links below. Fascinating stuff. Thanks for looking and enjoy. G