During a short trip to Santa Fe, I grabbed a few photos of landscapes to share with you. The weather was great with clear, crisp (38 degrees in Santa Fe on March 10) days. While it was raining across Texas, New Mexico was enjoying beautiful spring weather.
Almost everyone seems to appreciate the history and pueblo style architecture of New Mexico. With some of these images, I tried to capture a sense of those qualities.
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Most of these images were done with the Canon 5D Mark II and 24-105 lens with polarizing filter, hand-held.
This blue window photo was a little difficult to compose since it was covered by a canopy of ugly fabric.
This apricot tree was blooming in the patio of the Georgia O’Keefe Museum at Santa Fe. I decided to try it in black and white and color. The shadows on those adobe walls were irresistible.
This petroglyph photo is my favorite of the trip. By waiting until sunset on Sierra Blanca and painting the rock face with light during a slow exposure, I wanted to bring the face to life while capturing some color on the peak.
*** If your monitor isn’t properly calibrated, this image may be too dark or too bright to properly render the intended effect. I strongly recommend that all photographers purchase and use a monitor calibrator and use it often. I use Spyder3 Express software but several others are available.
As we reached Sanderson and Del Rio, Texas on the return trip, pools of water left by recent heavy rains were everywhere. Thank you, Lord, for this sunset and reflection after the rain.
*** For sale, both in great shape:
Nikon 80-200mm, f2.8, looks new $700
Canon 300 mm, f4, excellent condition $700
Enjoy spring break, everybody.