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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Parking NYC

You can see from the parking lot rate sign I an not in Lake Havasu. It's the annual photo show at the NYC convention center and I try to get back if I have the time. It's always a great show and I always run into a few people I know. Last week my epson printer, a 3880, was delivered and the show is a great way to evaluate all the new papers as all the manufactures are here. When I'm not at the show will try to visit as many museums as I can. Not a cheap city but there really is no place like it.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Last Stop, Grand Canyon

The last stop was the Grand Canyon, from here we returned to Santa Fe in time for the first snowfall of the season.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Antelope Canyon

Two views from lower Antelope Canyon at Page, Arizona.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Canyon outside Zion National Park

Due to crowds the past several years Zion National Park Has been closed to vehicles, you ride the tram. The nice thing about both Zion and Brice National Parks is that while there really too crowded with tourists there are lots of great places to see and photograph in the area. It takes some hiking and some less than ideal roads but no crowds. This colorful canyon near Zion is just a short hike off the road.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Secrete Canyon near Brice Canyon

Several years ago while lost I found this canyon. Every time that I've been back there has been water running running in it, a rarity in the desert. If you hike far enough there are several narrow spots and upstream from here there was a dead deer. It had been mostly eaten, possibly by a mountain lion.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Spider Rock

The hike into Spider Rock was not as easy as the hike to White House the day before but was definitely worth it. Our guide's grandmother lived in the hogan at the base of the rock.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

White House Ruins

Walking to White House Ruins was our first hike into the canyon. It is the one place you can hike in without a guide, The next day we hiked into spider rock with a guide.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On the Road to Canyon De Chelly

After Chico we headed to Canyon De Chelly and stopped to check out this chunk of rock which the artists with us found to be a great subject.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Chaco Canyon

Every fall I try and take a photo trip through the local neighborhood, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah, Northwestern New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado. After spending four months in Southwestern Colorado this summer, it was too late to make this trip. Usually I will start in Zion and Brice National Parks then end up in Colorado or New Mexico. Last year I started in Santa Fe where I was working with Polygravure at Don Messec's printmaking studio where he conducts workshops. The photos for the next few days will be from one of Don's road trip workshops last fall.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

4wd Truck

This area in the San Juan mountains is a 4wd center with many miles of trails and this old 4wd truck looks like its lived its life here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rail Yard, Silverton

A couple more abstracts from the Silverton Rail Yard. The rail were later used to extend the rail line to the engine house but this day under the blue sky at almost 10,000 feet elevation the reflected sky and the red rust made a colorful still life.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mayflower Mine

Some additional photos from inside the Mayflower Mine including evidence of unknown modern artist.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mancos Colorado

Stopped in Mancos, a short drive west of Durango, as they were having an art festival. This is from an alleyway next to an art gallery.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Frost on the Aspen

Morning frost on my last morning in Silverton.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lake Havasu City

A thunder storm went through this evening making for a colorful sunset. The second shot was the view across the lake from the backyard yesterday evening.
Now comes the job of processing all the photos from the last four months in Colorado and the trip in the middle east in April and May. In addition I need to get a printer. The good news is that Epson has a $300 rebate on the one I want but the bad news is the rebate which means a new model is coming out. Just hate to buy the latest digital whatever then find out it is being replaced next month. My favorite film camera is over fifty years old and has not been replaced by a better model, of course some of the favorite films and darkroom papers are now gone.
Will spend the next few days researching printers and completing projects in the darkroom as I need to send prints to a gallery in Istanbul. Will also try and post new photos regularly as I get time to process more.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Storm Clouds from Back Yard

Took several days to get home as I wanted to stop several places to photograph. All the way it was "severe clear",not a cloud in the sky. Would have loved some clouds at Shiprock or out in the desert. So I get home and the next two days we have thunder, lighting, and great clouds. Even had some rain, the first of the summer here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


From a rock garden along the Dolores River.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Standard Oil

This abandoned Standard Oil Station is out in the middle of the desert. I have been by it many times on trips to Colorado or to Lake Powell but made a point to get there as sunset to photograph it in good light.

Elephant Feet

These two formations are a few miles from the Standard Oil Station. It was almost dark by the time I got here but was able to get this shot.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Shiprock and Spine

The second night after leaving Silverton I camped in the desert in order to get to Shiprock before sunrise. This photo was taken well before sunrise. Shiprock is a giant formation with this spine to the south of it and another coming into it from the west.

First Light, Shiprock

The colors changed dramatically when the sum came up.

Spine leading to Shiprock

A couple more views of the spine leading to Shiprock, it really is as thin as it looks