Santa Fe’s Historic Adobe Architecture

Santa Fe, New Mexico

One characteristic of Santa Fe that makes it stand out among other cities is the same thing that doesn't stand out: its architectural style. The distinctive low-profile adobe buildings are made of earth and sun-dried straw. They come in a variety of soft earthen tones and have flat roofs and soft rounded corners making them blend in to the gentle slopes of the mountains … [Read more...]

Route 66 Vintage Car and Trailer

1950 Hudson Commodore

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, we stayed at an RV park along historic Route 66 called "Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post" which was originally a trading post in the late 1940's. There I found a fantastic photography subject: a vintage car pulling a vintage trailer! The car and trailer are available for rental and the trailer looked pretty roomy inside given its small … [Read more...]

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Travelling through the Guadalupe Mountain Range one has no idea of the wonder that lies beneath: over 100 limestone caves formed when sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone. Please click the images to view larger versions. Carlsbad is the largest of the caves and you can visit without any fear of claustrophobia. It's big room is 4,000 feet wide, 625 feet … [Read more...]

These Dunes Are Made For Walking

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument near Alamagordo, New Mexico, is as irresistible as a white sand beach but with an added mystery since it is not the type of sand you find at the beach but the world's largest gypsum dune field. It moves from west to east at about 30 feet per year. The dunes call begging me to take off my shoes and feel the sand between my toes. I wander off … [Read more...]

Minimalism in Photography and Life

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Often new photographers will write to me and ask me to have a look at their photo galleries and give them some feedback. In doing so I have noticed a recurring theme. People try to include too much in their images. They have tried to capture the grand scene, everything they see in front of them, all in one frame. It is visually confusing without one distinct subject. One … [Read more...]