Monday, November 5, 2018

Spirit of 76 Balloon

Spiritof76         Spirit of 76 balloon at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta   Oct 13, 2018

Penguin Balloon - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

PenguinBalloon          Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta                 Oct 13, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Panting Dog Balloon

PantingDog         Cute balloon  at Albuqueruqe International Balloon Fiesta     Oct 10. 2018

Palace Guard

PalaceGuard              Seen at Albuquerque Iinternational Balloon Fiesta    Oct 6, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Froggy          Cute frog balloon - Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta         Oct 6, 2018

Fractal Balloon

FractalBalloon     This balloon, the design made by the mathematical progressives involving fractals, got lots of publicity during mass ascensions.   Oct 6, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Colorful Fish Balloon

ColorfulFish             Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta              Oct 6, 2018

Darth Balloon

DarthBalloon      Darth  Vader Balloon at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta   Oct 13, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Carousel Balloon

Carousel      Balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta     Oct 13, 2018

Canon Balloon and Flag

CanonFlag     Canon Balloon carries US Flag for opening of theAlbuquerque International Balloon Fiesta    Oct 6, 2018

Big Green Boot

BigGreenBoot        Boot balloon at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta        Oct 13, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Leaving Cumbres

LeavingCumbres      After taking on water needed for the climb out from Chama, NM, locomotive 474 pulls the Eastbound train heading toward Antonito, CO     Sept 6, 2018

Departing Antonito

DepartingAntonito      Cumbres & Toltec engine 487 departs Antonito. CO heading to Chama, NM with a load of tourists    Sept 6, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Toltec Gorge

ToltecGorge           Here, the railroad is 600 feet above the Rio de Los Pinos         Sept 5, 2019

Clearing The Pipes

ClearingthePipes      Locomotive 487 blows down some condensate and debris.   Sept 5, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Calico Cut

CalicoCut       Colorful cut of the roadbed.  Notice the erosion in the hillside.   Sept 5, 2018

Climbing Out of Chama

ClimbingOutChama      Locomotive 487 climbs out of Chama, NM with a train full of tourists 
Sept 5, 2018

All Aboard

AllAboard       Boarding the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in Chama, NM     Sept 5, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

2019 Calendar

The 2019 calendar is at the printer.  Pre-order yours for $15 plus shipping ($3.00 to USA addresses). PayPal accepted:

Monday, June 25, 2018

Test of Aurora HDR 2018

Saw information about Aurora HDR 2018 software.  Since most of my landscape photos are shot and processed as HDR, I was anxious to check out the software.  I have been processing most of my HDR photos in HDR Darkroom 2 Pro with some in Photomatix Essentials 4.0.  I have tested many other HDR packages, most had problems with aligning the images (I mostly shoot handheld).  Aurora HDR 2018 did a good job aligning my handheld images.  I am pleased with the results with Aurora HDR 2018.  The colors are more vivid.  Be aware, the resulting files are large.  With HDR Darkroom 2 Pro, files were 10-14 MB.  With Aurora HDR 2018, files are 25-27 MB!

HDR Darkroom 2 Pro

Aurora HDR 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Catwalk Trail -B&W

CatwalkTrailBW2          Black and White version of the Catwalk Trail photo    May 6, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Pinos Altos Opera House

PAOperaHouse        Opera House at Pinos Altos, NM  View this gem by asking staff at the Buckhorn Saloon to see the opera house. The historic opera house is connected to the saloon.  The opera house is occasionally used for functions and over-flow during busy seasons.      May 4, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mogollon Cabin

MogollonCabin     Historic building in the ghost town of Mogollon, NM     May 7, 2018

Fort Bayard

FortBayard         The one restored and furnished building at this historic fort.  Besides a military fort, it was used as a Veteran's Administration facility.  There is a VA cemetery on the grounds.  May 6, 2018

City of Rocks State Park

CityofRocks       City of Rocks State Park between Deming & Silver City, NM     May 3, 2018

Catwalk National Trail

CatwalkTrail        Catwalk National Trail, Glenwood, NM       May 6, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

My New Photo Store

I have been working on my photo store. I needed a place to sell and display my note cards and other photo creations. Looked at several websites for selling my note cards. Eventually, I settled on a system that adds coding on my website.
The system is called "ecwid". I did not want to have to pay a yearly fee (rather a transaction fee) but did not one that meets my needs.
Let me know what you think of the system and my note cards.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Gilman Tunnels

GilmanTunnels2        Second trip up to the Jemex Mountains to take photos of Gilman Tunnels.   April 3, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tree Blossom 2

TreeBlossom2       Tree blossoms on a tree in my back yard       Rio Rancho, NM    March 22, 2018

Tree Bud 2

TreeBud2        Bud on my lilac bush in the back yard     Rio Rancho, NM      March 22, 2018

Tree Flower and Bee

TreeFlower-Bee        Tree flower in my back yard with a bee enjoying the nectar     Rio Rancho, NM
March 22, 2018

Red Berries

RedBerries    Red berries on a bush in my front yard        Rio Rancho, NM          March 22, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Portable Studio

I used my new portable studio for the first time.  It measures about 12 X 12 X 12.  A row of LEDs across the top for lighting (need a USB wall-wart to power it).  Comes with white, black, green and red backgrounds.

Not really worth the list price - but worth the money I spent on DealsKeeper.  Just the ticket for shooting small parts and objects.