Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Iron Horse

Socorro, New Mexico


Cipriano's Heavy Metal Magic Carpet Ride





Monday, November 2, 2009

Rock & Roll Halloween

The Problematics at the Capitol Bar
Socorro, New Mexico






























A good time was had by all.




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blue Skies

... and bare trees.


San Pedro, New Mexico.





















Saturday, October 24, 2009

Running Tree

Polvadera, New Mexico.


Somehow along the line this massive old cottonwood tree (150+ ft.) developed a large enough natural cavity in it's trunk so that a person can now comfortably stand inside it. I know because I've done it many times myself. It's great for getting out of the elements (not recommended for lightning storms) or for just leaning back in and contemplating the universe while the sun sets. Cottonwood leaves make a great sound in the wind and of couse the birds are always flitting about it's branches. It's a cool old tree to hang out with/in.

As you can see, from just the right angle, it appears that this ancient cottonwood is walking... more likely running. Heading for the hills. Well, probably towards the river actually and the relative safety of the protected Rio Grande Bosque and the cottonwoods there.

I'd be running too, if I knew about the fate of most of my other brethren of this area... and thus ultimately mine also.

Sadly, it's one of the last of many cottonwoods that use to populate this middle Rio Grande flood plain that's now been almost completely cleared for agriculture.

I hope whatever it appears to be trying to get away from never catches it.








Monday, October 12, 2009

Autumn Light/s

Socoro Plaza, New Mexico.

Natural and man-made fall light.



I love this time of year.




Sunday, October 11, 2009

Socorro County Sunsets

Some nice recent ones.




"M" Mountain, Socorro






Yucca, Bosque del Apache






El Camino, Socorro






Ladron Mountains, Bernardo


The real voyage of discovery
consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

To be continued...






Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ghost Hoops

Lemitar, New Mexico.






I used to play on this basketball court a lot with family and friends back in the day, so it brings back a lot memories to see it now... years later.












I can hear the distant echo of sounds and see the faint images of past contests and people as I look at these pictures.

Like watching a game of hoops with ghosts.













Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Zia Vortex

The Zia Vortex is a rare, naturally occurring phenomenon here in the "Land of Enchantment", that can suddenly arise out of nowhere and at anytime. If you're not careful it'll suck you into another dimension. Kind of like the Bermuda Triangle.





Not !

It's just me messing around with another in a recent series of a glass tumbler over the lens of my camera shots. This time with the blinds on my porch serving as back drop.


Or am I ?




Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Guitar

Over the years this Fender acoustic has been through thick and thin with me and it's provided hours and hours of much welcomed relaxation and release.











It's not a collector's instrument by any means, but to me it's been and will always remain beautiful and priceless.






Monday, September 28, 2009

Through the Looking Glass

I shot this picture through a large glass tumbler with a translucent green/gold band around it's lower portion to get this effect.








*This rose by the way is for my regular visitors from Turkey. Whoever you may be. Thank you for your visits my friends.




Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Window

... Shadow.




Midway School, Polvadera, New Mexico.





Saturday, September 19, 2009

Liquid Sunset... (Slight Return)




From within or from behind
a light shines through us upon things
and makes us aware that we are nothing
but the light is all.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson





Sun Flower Power





“Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, And life itself exhaling that central breath!

Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light”

~ Eugenio Montale




Friday, September 18, 2009

Liquid Sunset

"M" Mountain of Socorro, NM at 7,283 ft with the Fine Arts Pond at New Mexico Tech in the foreground.





Light comes to us unexpectedly and obliquely. Perhaps it amuses the gods to try us. They want to see whether we are asleep.

~H.M. Tomlinson





In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

~Aaron Rose






Monday, September 14, 2009

Burning Chrome

Sunday (9/13/9) I came across a classic 60's era Pontiac GTO with it's massive chrome front grille from a bygone era and suddenly the day turned all Salvador Dali -ish on me.

























I had so much fun shooting the chrome of the old GTO that I decided to finish up with the chrome of a 21st century Ford Fusion.





... to be continued.





Water, Water Everywhere

Yeah, we live in a desert here in New Mexico, but there's actually a fair amount of water to be found. You just have to know where to go look for it.


Rio Grande River, Lemitar, NM.







Fine Arts Pond, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM.







Railroad Crossing, Escondido, NM.






Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thunder Chicken

... Rides Again!













Off to another adventure.

Judy "Hoodie" Lovelace of Socorro, New Mexico and her beautiful Thunderbird.... "Thunder Chicken".





Saturday, September 12, 2009

Odds and Ends

Actually, mostly just the odds.



Geodesic Tree



Midway Elementary Playground, Lemitar, NM.





Radio Active



Cell Phone Tower, Socorro, NM.






Space Oddity


Vents for gasoline tanks at a Quik-E-Mart in town.





Friday, September 11, 2009

Water World


Hidden Pond, Lemitar, New Mexico



We may not have much water in NM, but what we do have sure makes for some great reflections of the spectacular skies we enjoy here.

Especially around sunset.







"The Upholder of the Cycles which supports the whole of Life, is water. In every drop of water dwells the Godhead, whom we all serve; there also dwells Life, the Soul of the "First" substance - Water - whose boundaries and banks are the capillaries that guide it and in which it circulates. More energy is encapsulated in every drop of good spring water than an average-sized PowerStation is presently able to produce."


-Viktor Schauberger






Bridges of Socorro County

Rio Puerco Bridge
Bernardo, New Mexico


... at sunset.



















The Rio Puerco Bridge at Bernardo, NM, is located about 50 miles south of Albuquerque or about 30 miles north of Socorro just off of I-25. Go west at the Bernardo exit about 1 mile.

Can't miss it. Really.

Enjoy.

For more information on the Rio Puerco Bridge and the community of Bernardo, New Mexico go >>>>> HERE.



















As I'm shooting this series of photos I'm thinking, all I need is a DeLorean like the one in the "Back to the Future" movies to come roaring across the bridge from one dimension into another. Instead, I get a friendly vato puttering along in his old beat up red Toyota pickup, trying to get home before the storm hits. I took the picture but was a little bummed out at first until I looked at this particular photo later and realized how well the light flames of the sunset blended with the silhouette of his truck.

Perfectomundo.


I just figured it had to be some of that old New Mexico magic mojo at play. In this case covered in a red secret sauce paint job.


It works for me.



(to be continued)