All posts tagged: Santa Fe

Indian Corn

Indian Corn

Indian corn, also known as Flint corn or calico corn, is a true harbinger of autumn. The dried cobs of many-colored kernels were originally cultivated by Native American tribes, dating back to 1000 BC. Today it is mainly grown for decorative purposes, but can also be consumed in the form of hominy. I came across this perfect little still life on a table at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market. There was no arranging needed – just a quick snap of the shutter as I passed by. Image title: Indian Corn Purchase this microstock image in various sizes at Dreamstime

Santa Fe Adobe

Early Morning Shadows

Early morning in Santa Fe, NM is the best time to capture our clear, high-desert light. The city is still and quiet. Tourists have not budged from their beds yet. Cool morning temps are accented by warm sunlight filtering through trees, wrapping shadows around mud-brown adobes. Canyon Road, a narrow busy street of shops and galleries, is empty at 7:00 in the morning. The occasional “local” jogs by, out for an early run with their dog. It’s a lovely town at this time of day, transporting you back to a neighborhood owned by native Santa Feans, children playing by the river, and the school bell ringing in the old brick one-room school-house on the hill. Image title: Early Morning Shadows Purchase this microstock 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