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Photography in the time of Coronavirus

Photography in the time of Coronavirus

Taylor watches the sunset from the Sandia foothills Coronavirus Restrictions and Photography Many times, I choose lenses for their short focusing distance and field of view. But I won't be shooting close compositions with people in them anytime soon. As a...

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The Best Dog A Guy Could Have

The Best Dog A Guy Could Have

It's hard to write this. My Sheltie Buzz had been a constant presence by my left leg for 12 1/2 years of his 14 1/2 year life. If I wasn't visible, he always looked for me until he found me. He was a quiet two year old adult when I first took him home from Northern...

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Take Em to the Balloons

Take Em to the Balloons

Flame on! To you, it may be the same old stuff you've seen a thousand times. But out-of-town guests consider your local attractions to be something special. Driving to Balloon City We had my brother and sister-in-law in from Chicago for the Albuquerque International...

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Shoot the Dog 5 – Puppy Pickup

Shoot the Dog 5 – Puppy Pickup

It was supposed to be cool and easy. A quick pickup with our RV, then back home to Albuquerque. Stopped by the camera... We looped our way through Utah, southern Idaho and the Columbia River Gorge over to good friends' 60th birthday party in Portland, Oregon. Then the...

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Happy Birthday at Hovenweep

Happy Birthday at Hovenweep

Hovenweep Castle and diffraction sunstar Hunter-Gatherers - Long before it became the quiet deserted valley of the Utes, hunter-gatherers roamed through Hovenweep in search of now-extinct mastadons and other game. They gathered edible plants when they could, but gave...

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Ghosts at Fort Stanton

Ghosts at Fort Stanton

Indian Uprisings and a Fort of Stone - The place always was pretty empty. New Mexico had no more than 93,516 people in it before the Civil War. Of those, around 10,000 were Indians. There were enough of them to make trouble for the remaining population, mostly whites,...

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Shoot The Dog 4 – Great Shots Begin at Home

Shoot The Dog 4 – Great Shots Begin at Home

Dog love keeps me going - I'm a sucker for a cute pup. This was supposed to be about Civil War-era Fort Stanton in New Mexico. But I keep shooting these cool pup shots, so... Buzz the hero Sheltie. The Best Shots Begin Near Home - You don't really have to go anywhere...

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Shoot the Dog 3 – Lava Fields and Speedlites

Shoot the Dog 3 – Lava Fields and Speedlites

Buzz at Valley of Fires - Before anything else, I look for great backgrounds to put a dog in front of. So when my wife Pat said, "How about a Carrizozo overnighter?" I was an enthusiastic "Yes!" We'd driven through Valley of Fires recreation area many times on our...

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Shoot the Dog 2 – Puppies, Parks and Shows

Shoot the Dog 2 – Puppies, Parks and Shows

I knew from prior experience that Chris' young dogs were a bit shy and skittish, but really cute. So I slung dSLRs with EF 85mm f/1.4L IS and 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses over my shoulders, and we walked over for a visit. Chris with Roo - with flash fill As we sat and talked,...

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Winter Shooting

Winter Shooting

Keep a camera handy in winter. Yes it's cold, and you will have to bundle up like the Michelin Man. But once you get out there, you'll be saying "Oh, wow!" so much you may forget to photograph anything. Low-Angle Winter Sun Gives Great Light The sun travels lower in...

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