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Skyscraper Window Architecture Photography in Albuquerque New Mexico

Skyscraper Window Architecture Photography in Albuquerque New Mexico

Architecture Photography Tips for Albuquerque

I used to get to make architecture photos a lot, actually, when teaching DSLR photography lessons in Florida. I would meet my students in downtown St. Petersburg or Tampa where there are both tall office buildings and fancy skyscraper condos too. So i found myself in downtown ABQ last Friday evening and realized, I have not seen a view like this before so pointed my Nikon with 50mm lens on up toward this interesting building.

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Alien Storefronts of Roswell New Mexico

Alien Storefronts of Roswell New Mexico

Aliens sell in Roswell

A recent rural land photography & drone video trip took me southeast to Roswell, New Mexico. The photos of the land due to its setting and lack of topographical features were not spectacular. However, the photos I made of downtown Roswell, also for the same client to help sell the land, are much more interesting. As you get further and further into the heart of Roswell, the more and more aliens and extraterrestrials start to adorn businesses. Such alien themes are not restricted to local, independent business. Take a look below and see a huge alien holding up a Dunkin Donuts sign!

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Salvation Mountain at Slab City California

Salvation Mountain at Slab City California

Salvation or Dr. Seuss?

I have shown you a dedicated outdoor art exhibit in Slab City, California called East Jesus. Before you get there, you must pass Salvation Mountain. At a casual glance, this may appear to be a tribute to Dr. Seuss with its vivid colors and unusual shapes. It is in fact a very religious symbol, that you can walk on and over! You can walk to the top of Salvation Mountain along a vivid path that offers a wide open view. To the side is a labyrinthian area that is an even more of a Dr. Seuss meets LSD scene.

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Twisted Tree of Monument Valley Utah HDR Landscape Photography

Twisted Tree of Monument Valley Utah HDR Landscape Photography

Obscuring Monument Valley Beauty

In bookend visits to Monument Valley in Utah, I made a lot of photos being there for sunset one evening, then sunrise the next morning. I had time during these two forays into this stunning environment to look for other shots besides sweeping landscape photos, like this one with a twisted tree. There was so much movement and texture in this gnarled tree that I wanted to find a way to photograph it that really made it come through the frame. I set my camera on my tripod at its lowest leg extension for a below standing eye level perspective. This eerie tree composed this way as to obscure the beauty of the mesas creating a contrast in visuals.

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Friendly Horses in Belen, New Mexico Photo Story

Friendly Horses in Belen, New Mexico Photo Story

Horses wanted me to come over

While out on a rural land real estate photo shoot in Belen, New Mexico, I made some new friends. My dog, Kiki, was with me on this desert shoot as she often is. I noticed that she was noticing something in the distance to the east. I was focused on the west getting ready to make my signature HDR sunset shots. In the far distance I saw two animals moving. I thought they were cows as those are the most common large animal sighting in that area. One was really white though and I thought that is an odd coloring for a cow. Looking closer I saw they were in fact horses. I had already been to that area of the property and knew there was a barbed wire fence. I wondered if they would jump over it?

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Sailor Kissing Woman Stature in San Diego, California

Sailor Kissing Woman Stature in San Diego, California

25 foot kiss

While visiting San Diego between Christmas and New Year’s, to my surprise touring on the waterfront among aircraft carriers and other ships, stands a statue representation of the famous sailor kissing woman photo. It stands 25 feet tall and attracts quite a crowd, even on a weekday morning. Recently the man in the photo/statue passed away. The woman passed away in 2016. One’s feelings about the action captured in the photo, and the statue itself, can no doubt vary widely. One thing for sure though, it delights a lot of people visiting San Diego’s downtown waterfront.

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Frozen Midnight in Albuquerque New Mexico Snow Photography Black & White

Frozen Midnight in Albuquerque New Mexico Snow Photography Black & White

Frozen Treetops Over Dark Pools

Right on time to the weather forecast, snow began falling at 5pm on a Friday. By midnight it was a frozen landscape like I have never seen in Albuquerque, New Mexico before. There was not just snow cover, it was as if the trees and ground themselves had become snow leaving only dark ponds to contrast with all that white. I went out with my tripod to make these long exposure (5, 15, 30 second exposures) in black & white around my own apartment complex grounds.

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