Monday, January 21, 2019


On Saturday morning it was snowing a bit so i went out to take some snowflake photos.  Some beautiful little ones were falling and I was shooting away.  I then realized that the ISO on my camera somehow had gotten out of wack and was way too high so my photos were over exposing.  Ugh, I was not happy.  I think I can get some results out of them with some work but not anything like they should be.  Anyway, after I fixed that I was lucky and a few more flakes fell of which this was one.  I know I said I had shot my best one a couple of weeks ago, but this one tops it.  It is 6 images focus stacked together.  I am rather proud of it.

Sunday, January 20, 2019


We are back to winter but not as bad as originally thought.  Not much snow and not as bitterly cold.  This image was taking on a lovely warm evening in Chama New Mexico this past May at the cumbres & Toltec Roundhouse.  The locomotives sit ready for the next days work or are being maintenanced after a run.  They keep them all warm in case one has issues so another is ready to go.  Even though the building is not round any longer, they still refer to this type as a "Roundhouse".

Evening At the Roundhouse

Saturday, January 19, 2019


We had snow again and now very cold out.  It wasn't as beautiful as the snow we had last weekend because of the wind.  This past weekend the snow clung to the trees and made everything quite the winter wonderland.  This is another image that featured my Gazebo.  😃

Friday, January 18, 2019


Blue Jays rarely sit and pose for me but this one did in my in-laws Ornamental Pear tree this past November.  I thought this image came out rather well with the bird nicely in focus and the soft tree bokeh behind.  

Thursday, January 17, 2019


We have been soooo dreary for so long.  It's been at least a week since we last saw the sun.  I needed something bright.  This is an image I was able to capture of the yellow water lily in my new pond this past summer.  It was quite a surprise as it bloomed late in the season but once it started it kept putting out flowers and was quite lovely.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


My property has an old 1800s stone house on it that has been slowly deteriorating unfortunately.  It makes for an interesting photography subject.  I thought it looked especially nice in the lovely snow we had this past weekend.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


This is another image from the Great Bend Air Show this past September.  The airplane taking off is a T28 Trojan.  Of note is the triangle shape below off to the side of the runway.  It is an old Army Air Force Wind Tetrahedron which rotated on a pedestal as the wind blew to show the direction.