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Bernardo

On our final day, our great hosts Jim and Jana (and the Monkey) suggested that we visit Bernardo on the way back to ABQ. We did and we loved it. The birds were up close and personal. This shot gives one an idea of how many there were. They were abundant. They were everywhere. In […]

Sunday morning at the BDA

Those who know me know (I hope) that I am a spiritual person. I have a deep appreciation for God’s creation and the marvels of the universe. BDA at sunrise is a good example. Even though I am not overly excited about the images, the experience was amazing. I arrived at about 6:10 to the […]

The Bosque (day two – the PM)

8,000 Cranes and a Monkey Saturday afternoon was beautiful at the Bosque. The light was fantastic, the birds were everywhere and a friend from Fred Miranda (Will aka Trenchmonkey) joined us. What a country! I loved the dancing cranes! What amazing light! This guy seemed interested in announcing his arrival. Even Trenchmonkey who has been […]

Dancing Cranes B&B and San Antonio, NM

When I first booked our trip to the Bosque, I reserved a room in Socorro (15 miles away). I stayed in Socorro last year on my Bosque scouting mission. After looking around for other options, it was suggested that I call the Dancing Cranes Guest House and Gallery. I talked to Jim and he told […]

Mary with the Mark II at o’dark thirty

John decided I should try my hand at bird photography on our trip to the Bosque del Apache. Talk about baptism by fire! He set me up with a tripod, his Canon 5DII and a 70-200mm zoom lens (and then the 300mm) and turned me loose. Luckily, the fancy equipment does all the heavy lifting. […]

The Bosque (day two – the AM)

We arose at o’dark thirty Saturday AM and drove down the the Bosque (15 minutes). We arrived before sunrise and were joined by a few other hardened photographers. The first light was almost pink. Many of the cranes were still asleep with their heads buried under their wings. As it started to lighten up, the […]

Destination Photography – Bosque del Apache

We are well aware of (and practice frequently) destination dining and destination golf. This weekend we are experiencing destination photography. Not that I don’t always take the camera with me, and not that the photographic appeal of a location doesn’t affect my interest in traveling there, but this is the first time (day trips notwithstanding) […]

Moon Over Lake Elmo

Last Friday the conditions were perfect. Clear skies, an open deck, and an unobstructed view. Getting the exposure right was a little trickier than I originally thought. In the end, a sturdy tripod, mirror lock and a cable release allowed me to get a nice shot of the full moon.

Photo Gallery

For some time I have been using Picasa to host photo galleries. I have run into several limitations (size, number of photos, etc). I have been looking for an alternative for quite a while. I recently picked a new tool to help. It is SmugMug. It is a very nice tool. It allows me to […]

Digital Darkroom

I am having a lot of fun getting back into photography. My latest adventure is recreating my old wet darkroom experiences to digital. Here is an example using HDR (high dynamic range) processing.