All posts tagged: New Mexico

One Man's Journey

One Man’s Journey

The simple austerity of White Sands, New Mexico can take your breath away! Brilliant white dunes of gypsum sand against an endless clear azure sky feels surreal. “One Man’s Journey” is a basic, uncomplicated stock photo. Yet elevate it to metaphor and the image is symbolic of hope, spiritual seeking, travel and life’s pathway. Image title: One Man’s Journey This stock photo is available in various sizes at: Dreamstime

Mailboxes

Mailboxes

One day I was driving in the country (just about everyplace in New Mexico is “in the country”!) and decided to stop in the little village of Galisteo. Every time I passed this way, a row of mailboxes standing guard at the edge of the dusty dirt parking lot, caught me eye. I circled back around, put the car in park and grabbed my camera. To add a bit of interest, I flipped up the red flag of the blue mailbox. Photographing from a low angle, I was able to crop out much of the background trees. Back home, I Photoshopped out the rest of the vegetation, leaving me with a clean blue sky. Such a simple image – yet “Mailboxes” has been one of my best-sellers in my Dreamstime portfolio. Image title: Mailboxes Purchase this stock image in various sizes at: Dreamstime

Chile Harvest

The heady aroma of chiles blistering over an open flame wafts through the farmer’s market these days in Santa Fe. Bushels of brightly colored green, red and yellow chiles are everywhere. Whether you like them hot, hot, hot or mildly smokey – you’ll find just the right pepper to get your chile fix! In New Mexico we spell our peppers “c-h-i-l-e” and ask for “Christmas” on our huevo rancheros. That’s how we know if you’re a native or just passing through. Image title: Chile Harvest Purchase this microstock image in various sizes at: Dreamstime

Car with Guadalupe

Car with Guadalupe

“Car with Guadalupe” is a once-in-a-lifetime photo! It was photographed back in the mid-90’s when I was still shooting film (you remember film don’t you). One sunny morning, I was driving in downtown Santa Fe when my eye caught this enticing vignette. I couldn’t have set-up a more perfect photo! Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me. Praying that the rusty car would stay parked before the eye-popping Guadalupe fresco, I rushed home to grab my camera and a roll of Kodachrome – a 20 minute drive both ways! Luckily I returned to find everything untouched. Standing in the middle of the street, I had just minutes to snapped several photos from this vantage point before 4 lanes of traffic threaten bodily harm. The mural was stuccoed over many years ago and I never saw that car again. But I thank the photo gods that I was in the right place, at the right time. Today I consider this image one of my quintessential Santa Fe photos! Plus one of the most popular selections in my Dreamstime portfolio. Image title: Car with …

Adobe with Turquoise Window

The Turquoise Window

There’s something about warm earthen adobe walls, wooden vigas and windows trimmed in turquoise that says you are in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Take a stroll down Canyon Road and you might spy this window tucked among the art galleries. I love the simple graphic quality of this vignette, captured on an early morning walk. Image Title: Adobe with Turquoise Window To purchase this microstock photo in various sizes, go to: Dreamstime

Chile peppers

Chile Time!

New Mexico is the chile pepper (or chili if you live outside of NM!) capital of the United States. From mid-August to early-October it’s chile roasting time in Santa Fe! Chile roasters are set up in local parking lots, blistering their spicy contents over an open flame. The aromatic aroma of roasting chile peppers is irresistible. Whether you like it fiery hot, Christmas (green and red) or a toned down milder version, you’ll be intoxicated by the sights, smells and tastes of New Mexico chile. This photograph was a quick snap at our local Farmer’s Market. Image title: Chile Peppers To purchase as a microstock image in various sizes go to: Dreamstime