The Pictures You Don’t Take

Even the best photographers miss great photos all the time. For various reasons from not being prepared, equipment failure, mistakes, not paying attention or just plain not being allowed to are all factors that affect even the best. While we are known for the successes that we choose to show, the photos we miss define …

Five Places to Take Pictures in All 50 U.S. States

The “Great American Road Trip” is a dream shared by many, myself included. So I got to thinking about what I would like to do if I were to visit every state in the U.S. There are obviously too many great things in this country for one person to photograph everything in-depth during one lifetime …

New Mexico Photo Gallery Update

I updated my website’s gallery of New Mexico pictures with photos from the recent trip. I’m kind of tapped out on travel photography so the next time I visit New Mexico I’d like to focus on landscapes and nature photography. Locations I’m considering are White Sands National Monument, Shiprock, and Bosque Del Apache National Monument. …

New Mexico State Capitol

As the only round capitol in the United States, the New Mexico State Capitol building has a unique look. As such, it also doesn’t really stand out as being “the capitol” building either when you are walking around Santa Fe. Perhaps because the city is blessed with such historic architecture that it just kind of …

The Plaza

The weather didn’t cooperate for long in Santa Fe as I had time to briefly walk around the Plaza and Canyon Road before a heavy thunderstorm complete with hail and lighting arrived. Having no umbrella I must have spent 2+ hours in a cafe and the underhang of a retirement home just to avoid getting …

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

Heading up to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial turned out to be my best decision of the entire trip. It just felt right to photograph this on Memorial Day weekend. The only other person there was this vet who I spoke with briefly. He seemed like a real nice guy. Neither of us realized that the …

Moreno Valley

I would be posting a picture of the San Francisco de Asis Church in Rancho de Taos right now but my sunrise photo shoot never materialized. I got up before 5 a.m. and drove over to the church expecting to see some flood lights illuminating the exterior but that was not to be. The sky …

Taos Plaza

After having spent at awesome day at Santa Fe Plaza two years ago during a business trip, I was expecting Taos Plaza to be at least equally as cool. A friend of mine had talked about Taos quite a bit also in the past so that added to the expectations. Turns out that I really …

Rio Grande Gorge

Visiting the Rio Grande Gorge wasn’t in my plans initially but since I got rained out of Taos my options were to either sleep the rest of the day away or drive to the gorge and just take a look regardless if I took any photos or not. It turned out to be a good …