Wandering the blue highways of New Mexico, I side trip from the Turquoise Trail to Galisteo. The rain puts a damper on my photo walk, so it’s a spot I’d like to revisit sometime to photograph the pueblo ruins and shells of old houses in the tiny town.
The “other” Las Vegas. A quiet and unpretentious little sister to Santa Fe, this colorful mountain town is one of my favorite places for shooting film photos, and also happens to be a popular filming location for movies and TV shows.
Expired film presents potential for underexposure, overexposure, excessive grain, and those wonderful weird color shifts. With managed expectations and an appreciation for imperfection, shooting expired film can be pretty fun.
I’ll have bittersweet birthday in Durango. Perhaps a history hike can shake us out of our funk.
The photographer in me finds the charred remains of the burnt forest darkly beautiful. I quickly push that ugly thought from my mind and do not stop to take pictures of the scarred landscape. The sky is hazy. The west is burning. But in New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle we will find blue skies and a surprisingly sweet tourist town.
My ears fresh from the city and not yet in tune with nature sounds, I do not immediately discern what makes the sound. Perhaps a child? A moment later, a cacophony of yelps and howls tells me it is a pack of coyotes. Aside from the wind, the birds, and the chorus of grasshoppers, these are the only sounds we hear from our campsite during our stay.