Saturday, July 27, 2013

A few more landscapes from the West

Ranch off Allred Road in Yoakum County
Cemetery in Plains, Yoakum County, Texas

Old house just outside Lubbock, Texas




Sunday, July 21, 2013

Taken with my iPhone

Let's face it.  Photographers are snobs about their cameras.  If you can rattle off lens apertures and names like Hasselblad, Canon and Nikon you can join the cool club.  Although I am not a formal member of the club, I can speak the language. But what about the iPhone?  I'll admit I was skeptical at first of photographs taken with a camera phone.  However, I think I am now going over to the dark side.

I've had a blast learning how to use the iPhone.  I have a long way to go before I have it mastered but I'm having a lot of fun learning.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Balloon over Snowmass

While I was in Snowmass Village I got up before dawn to see what I could find to photograph.  This was a much more difficult task than I anticipated due to so much development in the area.  A ballon loaded with sight seers came right over my head.  Everyone waved and said good morning.  What a nice suprise.  If I ever get to go back, I think that riding a hot air balloon would be the way to go and see the sights.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Dog Days of July

Our group of photographers at the workshop in Aspen fanned out among the crowd on the 4th of July to take pictures of our choice.  Guess being from a small town, I had never seen so many people with their dogs and so many different types of dogs.  My choice was to do informal portraits of the dogs.  I think I identified most with them.  It was hot.  I didn't want to be in the hot sun at noon and I was tired.  Actually, the dogs paid more attention to me than the people.

This little guy had an attitude.

In ecstasy with the scratching.

Where was his beer?


Some dogs showed me their best side!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rodeo Colorado Style

One of the styles of photography we were learning at the Mona Kuhn workshop was to take impromptu portraits using available light.  Down the road from Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village there is a rodeo every Wednesday night during summer. So, I decided to go to a rodeo and see how it is done Colorado style.  And yes, I did get the little boy's parent's permission BEFORE I took his picture.  They said yes and he was quite willing to grin for me.

Taken in the fashion of Vaughn Wascovich



Everyone at the rodeo was very nice and didn't seem to mind me taking their picture.   I liked the intimacy of the small arena and the easy access to the cowboys and cowgirls.  Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cemeteries I saw along the way...

Billy the Kid's Grave, Ft. Sumner, New Mexico
The morbid side of me revealed itself as I was traveling this summer by myself. 

Silva Family graves at Ft. Sumner, NM
Causey Cemetery, New Mexico

Headstone in Mora Cemetery in New Mexico.

Headstone in Taos New Mexico Cemetery

Headstone in Blanca, New Mexico Cemetery

Gate to Vera Cemetery in West Texas

Road into Vera Cemetery

Best friend in Vera Cemetery

Villa Grove Cemetery in New Mexico

Villa Grove Headstone

Set of Twins in Villa Grove


Grave in Blanca Cemetery in New Mexico

Blanca Cemetery New Mexico

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