April 10th, 2017
Why did the tarantula cross the road? Well, no, not just to get to the other side. Fall in the desert is the time of year when male tarantulas go on a march to seek out females. It's not that they particularly look for roads to cross, but because there are so many of them in such a large expanse of territory, there are bound to be some of them that come across roads. (Some of them can cover 50 miles in their lusty trek.)
The above is from Margie Klein at ... http://www.desertusa.com/dusablog/tarantulas-on-the-march.html
April 10th, 2017
A great time was had by all! Met some wonderful people from all over the globe. We talked photography, digital processing tips, the latest and greatest cameras, shared stories, laughed and just generally chewed the fat.
My humble photography display was set up in the Mission Embudo. I sold some images and made some great new contacts.
April 10th, 2017
Within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument lies the best whitewater rafting that the Desert Southwest can provide through one of the most scenic sections of the Rio Grande Gorge, and it's known as the Taos Box of Northern New Mexico. This is a classic 16 mile, pool and drop run, with the best of the Class IV rapids located in the final 4 miles, known as the Rio Bravo Section. The river gorge is home to numerous species of wildlife, including big horn sheep, river otter, beaver, mule deer and racoon, just to name a few.
April 10th, 2017
Such an enchanting country. We arrived in Huaraz which was our gateway into the Andes for glacial hikes and our launching point on the Rio Maranon. I want to return.
Here's an image of a couple of adventure travelers rafting on the Rio Maranon.
December 28th, 2015
Sold this image to a buyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They also purchased two iPhone cases. Thanks!
February 3rd, 2015
Thanks goes out to Sandy, Utah for starting February right. I fills my heart with joy to know that someone will be seeing this image on their wall. It's one of my favorites because it was a special journey for me. Maybe it will be in their motorcycle shop, actually that would be perfect. Zed (my motorcycle) likes company.
November 8th, 2014
Autumn time in New Mexico at the Bosque del Apache just before sunrise with Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese awakening from their night. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, fondly known as "The Bosque," is in New Mexico near the small town of San Antonio, NM, 9 mi. south of Socorro, and less than an hour and a half from Albuquerque.
Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese and many other migrating birds make the Bosque their winter home in beautiful New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment with incomparable sunsets, delicate multicolored mountains, intense blue skies and special light.
The pink of the sunrise is reflected on the ice.
Speaker to the delegation. Bosque del Apache is Spanish for “woods of the Apache,” and is rooted in the time when the Spanish observed Apaches routinely camped in the riverside forest. Here, tens of thousands of birds–including sandhill cranes, Arctic geese, and many kinds of ducks–gather each autumn and stay through the winter.
Sunset Flight. One of the most amazing bird watching sights in this great state lies in the Rio Grande Valley, South of Socorro. You do have to get up early, before sunrise, and stay late, after sunset, to get the most out of your visit.
My work is rooted in my experience in nature. As an outdoor enthusiast and a whitewater raft guide, I have found myself in some pretty amazing places. Having a camera in hand was perhaps the only way they would believe me. It could be a Iphone, a simple point and shoot or my nikon camera. The challenge for me has been learning how to use my gear and knowing its potential. I utilize digital processing to enhance what is already there. Striving to find a balance between the physical and its essence. The natural wonder that I feel in the outdoors reminds me of my childhood musings, where my sense of adventure was free from erroneous limitations, where there were no rules. It is this sense of play that I share via my photographs.
The Bosque is a special place.
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May 8th, 2014
From the Kayak Rodeo in 2013. This is one GREAT annual event here in New Mexico on the Rio Grande river.
Mothers Day Rio Grande Whitewater Festival 2014
Friday May 9, 2014
River Rendezvous $15 per person including lunch from the Pilar Yacht Club.
9:00-9:30- Registration and Coffee
9:30-10:15- Streamflow Outlook, Rolf Schmidt-Petersen and Craig Cotton
10:30-11:00- Throwbag Toss
11:00-11:30- Rio Grande Climate Change Challenges, Dagmar Llewellyn
11:30-Noon- Planning: Rio Grande del Norte Monument, John Bailey
Noon Lunch- Pilar Yacht Club
1:00-5:00- Geology Float-Racecourse, Paul Bauer, Bring your own boat.
-5PM SUP- Inflatable Kayak Demos – Sponsored by AIRE Inflatables
-6PM Dutch Oven Cookoff - Show off your dutch oven skills! Following the River Rendezvous on Friday evening, we invite everyone to participate in a dutch oven cook off. All interested parties need to bring their own charcoal, firepan, dutch oven as well as whatever you would like to put in it. There will be a panel of judges giving top honors in a dinner and dessert category and a delicious potluck for all participants and guests to enjoy and judge for themselves.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
-8 – 10AM General Race Registration.$20 for the First Race, $10 for each race after, $60 per team of four, Rafting Race. First 75 entrants gets a Festival T-Shirt
-9AM Interpretive Guided Hike with BLM Ranger- Picuris Trail/Slide Trail loop
Meet at the trailhead at Taos Junction Bridge on NM 570 for this moderate 2.0 mile round trip hike. Spectacular views, history, and archeology! - Sponsored by the BLM Taos Field Office.
-10AM – Noon: Kayak Downriver Race
Men’s and Women’s Division
Long Boat- 9 feet and above, Short Boat, under 9 feet.
-1PM – 3PM Kayak, Canoe, SUP Slalom - at After 5
-3:30 – 4:30PM – Kid and Mom Tandem Race – starts at Lone Juniper and finishes at Rio Bravo Campground. (Ik's, Kayaks, SUP, Raft's)
5PM – 6PM Raft R-4 Downriver Race (four paddlers per boat)– Quartzite to County Line
3PM – 5PM Kayak Clinics & Demos - sponsored by Four Corners Riversports
6:30 - 7:30PM– Awards at Rio Bravo
7:30 - 9:30PM - OPEN MIC - Campfire tunes - Sponsored by ELM
Sunday May 11th – Mother’s Day
-8AM – 12:00PM Pilar Yacht Club, Mother’s Day Benefit Breakfast for NMROA- New Mexico River Outfitter Association: All Welcome
-12-1:30PM – SUP Races :Men’s and Women’s Divisions:Long Board 11ft+, Short Board under 11ft.
-2 – 4 PM Kayak Rodeo at Sleeping Beauty - Rodeo Judge: TBD: Men’s and Women’s Division
-4:30PM Après Race Awards & Party: Mother’s Day Music and Brews Just down road from races on right www.blueheronbrews.com
SPONSORS: Four Corners River Sports, Colorado Kayak Supply
AIRE, NRS-Northwest River Supplies, Jacks Plastic Welding, Rio Grande Restoration
An American Canoe Association Paddle America Club event. Helmets required for all Races.
$20 per person for the first event (includes an event T-Shirt to first 75) $10 Each additional Event.
$60 Per Raft of 4 (R-4) for the Raft Downriver Race.
February 19th, 2014
Black and white, what a great color combination.
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February 3rd, 2014
The above image is the Rio Chama, New Mexico.
As I hike the rivers of the America, I find color and abstractions.
January 5th, 2014
The month of December, Christmas and New Years went by unnoticed. Escaping the Winter temps of Northern New Mexico and heading South to Big Bend National Park and the Chihuahua Desert seemed a worthy endeavor, both for warmer temperatures and the opportunity to capture a few (or several hundred) new images.
Joined by CJ, we explored the back country on 2 wheels and 2 feet. Images to come.
Thanks for looking.
November 12th, 2013
Autumn along the Rio Grande is the best.
April 22nd, 2013
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March 10th, 2013
After CJ & I spent the Winter of 2011-2012 touring Central America on my 1992 R 100 GS BMW motorcycle, we find ourselves into full Spring in Embudo, New Mexico, having missed Winter and all the snow that it brings. We've been hauling straw & horse manure to be used in our orchard & gardening endeavors. The early signs of fruits & vegetables are positive.
I just wanted to post the image of the Sharp-shinned Hawk to make an attempt to coax some of you out from behind your screen.
Things are alive up here. While working outside yesterday I photographed a beautiful Bull Snake & this hawk. I watched an Osprey hoover, kite & dive into the Rio Grande River attempting to snag a feast, while I stood in the orchard.
The day before, while on the river, I floated by a Night Heron, a Great Blue Heron & got buzzed by an Osprey, perhaps the same one.
Get out & enjoy this beautiful New Mexico Spring.
March 10th, 2013
As of today, this is my top selling image. I'm a bit curious as to why this image is liked. What's you opinion?
March 10th, 2013
Tomorrow I headed South to Santa Fe to shoot the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival. It's in cooperation with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful and their recycling efforts surrounding America Recycles Day (November 15th) and New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month, Recycle Santa Fe is one of the hippest, eco-conscious art markets and juried art events of its time. Hope to see you there.
March 10th, 2013
The context in which you find this spring really lends itself to appreciating the sacredness of water. Red canyon walls, a stark geometry that brings the explorer to the vastness of Mother Nature, then we arrived at Elves Chasm on day 17 of our canyon river trip. Such a precious moment to look upon these springs.
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