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

Morning in the Bosque del Apache, NM

Northern pintail ducks in the Bosque del Apache, Socorro, NM
Northern Pintail ducks in the Bosque del Apache (Woods of the Apache) NWR, Socorro, NM. It’s not hard to make a good image in the National Wildlife Refuge. At this time of year there is an abundance of waterfowl wintering in the somewhat more temperate climate of central New Mexico. These particular ducks came out of the reeds and marsh grasses in tandem. Observing them through the lens I had a feeling they knew where they were going. I had no clue what they were about, effortlessly gliding along. I got to watch and enjoy this moment and create a few compositions of the scene. Reviewing the image later I recalled, if nothing else, the reverence for a moment when I saw the three of them emerge from the reeds and marsh grasses taking my breath away in their wake.