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


... 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.


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.


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)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Enchanted Sunset

New Mexico Tech Golf Course, Socorro, New Mexico.

A late afternoon storm had just moved through and the sun was going down. The perfect combination for some pictures.

It is all very beautiful and magical here - a quality which cannot be described. You have to live it and breathe it, let the sun bake into you. The skies and the lands are so enormous, and the detail so precise and exquisite that wherever you are you are isolated into a glowing world between the macro and the micro, where everything is sidewise under you and over you, and the clocks stopped long ago.

Ansel Adams

Pattern Recognition

A Photomas Photo Tip...

Sunscreens & Window Blinds
make great light filters.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

El Morocco

Polvadera, New Mexico

The Desert Ghost Bar

Sunsets Over Socorro, New Mexico

On most evenings around here the backroad between Escondido, NM and the EMRTC facility offers up a nightly light show at sunset...

Great cloud formations...

"M" Mountain (7,243 ft.), which overlooks Socorro, NM offers a great backdrop for sunsets...

Even the Ladron Mountains (9210 ft.) 30 miles to the north can be seen in the distance from this backroad....

So, if you're ever passing through Socorro, NM in the evening hours, take the Escondido exit off I-25 then head west....

...and enjoy the show.

A city man is at home anywhere, for all big cities are pretty much alike. But a country man has a place where he belongs, where he always returns, and where, when the time comes, he is willing to die.

Edward Abbey