Shadow Rails And Stairway

Shadow rails and stairway, Cuchillo, NM. I liked the decay emphasized by the shadows of the handrail creating a kind of filigree look to the scene. One of the first images I made on film in my teens, was of the long shadows cast from trash cans across the stubby shadows of a cobble stone alley in Yorkshire, England. As you can imagine it was a contrasty, high key, harsh look, the exact opposite of this softer more inviting, gentler look. Again … thanks for looking. G

Shadow Rails And Stairway

Bosque Marsh, Mountain Dawn

Bosque marsh, mountain dawn. So beautiful down here in Bosque del Apache (woods of the Apache) NWR, San Antonio, NM. We been coming down here for many years now and every time there is always something new to see. These are only a fraction of the thousands of Snow Geese arriving daily. On this visit we have saw the largest number of wild turkeys spotted here. A section of the refuge previously closed and now open, affording us new views, vistas and habitats. And the mountains… oh! the mountains… lit up from a single shaft of light, and here reflected in the marsh. The good thing is… we’ve made plans for more trips back down here this season. Thanks for looking. G

Bosque Marsh, Mountain Dawn

Great Blue Heron, Bosque del Apache

Great Blue Heron, Bosque del Apache. First he nailed a catfish, made short work of it, beating it and stabbing it into a vessel of broken bones and flesh before swallowing it whole. Carrying on his evening intent, he proceeded across the irrigation channel stalking a rat or perhaps a frog for dessert. We on the other hand had homemade fudge for dessert. Thanks for looking. G

Great Blue Heron silhouette, Bosque del Apache

Early Morning In The Wetlands

Early morning in the wetlands, Baca Park, Taos, NM. First trip here in a few years. Things are looking pristine. After dropping the kids off at school I would often take a walk through the wetlands toting a 500mm lens on a monopod. This particular morning, last week, I visited with a friend and brought along one camera body and a fixed lens. The simplicity of things, in seemingly complicated times, shout out loud. Thanks for looking. G

Early Morning In The Wetlands