Sunflower pods, Moon rise, from the meadow. I just got back in and decided this image from earlier this evening, when the moon first rose over the mountains, would make a good post. The colors were pretty cool and the moon was bright when it cleared the hazy clouds. It’s a composite exposure. I shot last years sunflowers in focus in the first image and racked focus to the moon in the second. Same exposure in both images. Combined them in Photoshop®. Thanks for looking and happy moon watching. G
Sunflower seed pods, late Fall, sustenance for the Finches and Pine Siskins showing up in large numbers right now in San Cristobal. I supplement the natural bird feed with wild bird seed in the feeders. Thanks for looking. As cold as it is getting at night, I hope you are enjoying Fall where you are. G
Sunflower, bows out for the season. This portrait of a sunflower was made in a doorway, illuminated by sunlight, with a shadowed room as backdrop. Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches are in a feeding frenzy on these plants right now. I’ve made portraits of those birds on the sunflowers before. I thought it is time for a portrait of the source of food that sustains them. Thanks for looking. G
Snow, Sunflower Sunset, San Cristobal, New Mexico. The snow was still falling, the sun bust out through a momentary gap in the clouds. The light in the valley turned into these beautiful peach tones. And like I said a couple of days ago “the San Cristobal Valley melted under a glowing sunset, through the falling snow.” This was it. Thanks for looking. G
Homestead meadow, on the road to Mora, New Mexico. This trip around the block turned into exclamations of “ahh”, “oh my”, “did you see that?” one after another.
“Around the block” might literally be a trip around the neighborhood. It may take an hour or two! On the other hand it may be a day trip or a trip lasting a number of days. No matter it’s length, it is a trip which brings us back home all the richer for the adventure and places we’ve explored, the people we met and locations we experienced. This day was just that. We savored each moment and returned home fulfilled and content. Thanks for looking. G
Sunflower sun shower and sky. Yesterday evening in San Cristobal, NM. A short stroll down the driveway, under the sunset, where all the volunteer sunflowers grow, and I give my attention to the moment. A slight rain, the flower, the sky, and this one is in the can. Print it! Thanks for joining me and for looking. G
San Rafael, La Cueva, NM. The church of San Rafael in La Cueva New Mexico. We took a drive today through the mountains to Mora and beyond. Gorgeous clouds, light, color and buckets of rain. The return trip through the Moreno Valley, Eagle Nest and Red River was capped of with heavy sky, thunder and lightning, and torrential sideways rain. Thanks for looking. G