Catching up...travels and photographs in Colorado and New Mexico, January 2015

February 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Over the last 20 years I have pretty consistently showed my paintings in Denver during January at the Colorado Indian Market. It is a very good opportunity for me to show all the Southwest style of painting that I enjoy to do....to clients and friends I have made from the past, as well meet new collectors. Last year after this same show I spent several days with my camera exploring new places like Fort Union, and White Sands both in NM. Keep in mind I only show my paintngs at my artshows....my photography I only show online through my website and with a very select group of images that are printed that I show and sell at my studio/gallery in Ingram!

This year was special in that my son Rowdy joined me for the opportunity to travel and also explore with his camera. The first stop was a location that I have visited numerous times...the Great Dunes National Park which is near Alamosa, CO. The Sand Dunes are an exceptionally unique landscape to visit, hike, play and explore with a camera! Our weather there was sunny and mild for January with the temperature in low 40's. The dunes start at 8100 ft elevation....and they rise up to and over 750 feet....so walking in loose Sand up a grade in altitude can be a struggle! It is so worth the views....as the plan was to spend the afternoon hiking and then setup for some sunset views and photographs!

I suspected they would be dramatic since the dunes lie at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains...and it certainly was special to watch the movement of light across the dune field....as the color of twilight took over the brightness of daylight.

Great Sand Dunes NP (8)Great Sand Dunes NP (8)In late Jan 2015, after an art show in Denver, Colorado I took a hike up the towering dune field that is near Alamosa Colorado. It was a bright clear and chilly day....and my goal late in the afternoon was to find a spot to capture the movement of light across the dunes with the dramatic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I've been to the dunes countless number of times...many times as a teen nearly 40 years ago...then several times as a Dad with my family while living in nearby Taos, NM....but this was the first time with a camera and tripod thrown over my shoulder. The Dunes are an exceptional place to play, explore, photograph and yes....to just sit, and witness the glorious ending of another day.
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

Great Sand Dunes NP (18)Great Sand Dunes NP (18)In late Jan 2015, after an art show in Denver, Colorado I took a hike up the towering dune field that is near Alamosa Colorado. It was a bright clear and chilly day....and my goal late in the afternoon was to find a spot to capture the movement of light across the dunes with the dramatic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I've been to the dunes countless number of times...many times as a teen nearly 40 years ago...then several times as a Dad with my family while living in nearby Taos, NM....but this was the first time with a camera and tripod thrown over my shoulder. The Dunes are an exceptional place to play, explore, photograph and yes....to just sit, and witness the glorious ending of another day.
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

Great Sand Dunes NP (26)Great Sand Dunes NP (26)In late Jan 2015, after an art show in Denver, Colorado I took a hike up the towering dune field that is near Alamosa Colorado. It was a bright clear and chilly day....and my goal late in the afternoon was to find a spot to capture the movement of light across the dunes with the dramatic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I've been to the dunes countless number of times...many times as a teen nearly 40 years ago...then several times as a Dad with my family while living in nearby Taos, NM....but this was the first time with a camera and tripod thrown over my shoulder. The Dunes are an exceptional place to play, explore, photograph and yes....to just sit, and witness the glorious ending of another day.
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

Great Sand Dunes NP (24)Great Sand Dunes NP (24)In late Jan 2015, after an art show in Denver, Colorado I took a hike up the towering dune field that is near Alamosa Colorado. It was a bright clear and chilly day....and my goal late in the afternoon was to find a spot to capture the movement of light across the dunes with the dramatic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I've been to the dunes countless number of times...many times as a teen nearly 40 years ago...then several times as a Dad with my family while living in nearby Taos, NM....but this was the first time with a camera and tripod thrown over my shoulder. The Dunes are an exceptional place to play, explore, photograph and yes....to just sit, and witness the glorious ending of another day.
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

The primary destination for this trip was further south in NM. I had read a lot about the Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge near Socorro, NM as a great destination to observe and photograph waterfowl, birds an wildlife. Heading south we laid over in Albuquerque, where I was able to take a sunset hike along the trio of Volcanoes that lie west of Albuquerque. It provided some very good views of the city, valley and the Sandias Mountains. Here are some images of Albuquerque at sunset:

Sandias Sunset-Albuquerque, NM (2)Sandias Sunset-Albuquerque, NM (2)Not often do I have a chance to hike a volcano...well just West of Albuquerque are 3 that overlook the valley below. on a January afternoon I went there to capture a sunset of the Sandia Mountains....and hopefully get some city lights as well!
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

Sandias Sunset-Albuquerque, NM (5)Sandias Sunset-Albuquerque, NM (5)Not often do I have a chance to hike a volcano...well just West of Albuquerque are 3 that overlook the valley below. on a January afternoon I went there to capture a sunset of the Sandia Mountains....and hopefully get some city lights as well!
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

Sandias Sunset-Albuquerque, NM (6)Sandias Sunset-Albuquerque, NM (6)Not often do I have a chance to hike a volcano...well just West of Albuquerque are 3 that overlook the valley below. on a January afternoon I went there to capture a sunset of the Sandia Mountains....and hopefully get some city lights as well!
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

Now on to Bosque del Apache....this location surpassed my expectations! It is known very well as a top place in the country to photograph birds....more specifically migratory geese, duck, herons and cranes....and of course raptors! We saw and photographed all of the above. Some of the moments there were just epic. I know that the experience we had there of the course of 2 days will lead to several watercolor paintings for me. I'm sure I will be returning often during winter to the Bosque to experience  the splendor of the Birds in Flight!

BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (31)BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (31)Recently I had my first visit to the Bosque del Apache National wildlife refuge in NM. It so surpassed my expectations....and even though I needed longer lenses to better capture the waterfowl and raptors there, I still was able to capture several hundred remarkable photographs. It was difficult to par down this album to the ones that I am showing. io suspect I will make annual trips to the Bosque...and am sure several watercolors will be forth coming as well! tw
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (54)BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (54)Recently I had my first visit to the Bosque del Apache National wildlife refuge in NM. It so surpassed my expectations....and even though I needed longer lenses to better capture the waterfowl and raptors there, I still was able to capture several hundred remarkable photographs. It was difficult to par down this album to the ones that I am showing. io suspect I will make annual trips to the Bosque...and am sure several watercolors will be forth coming as well! tw
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (64)BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (64)Recently I had my first visit to the Bosque del Apache National wildlife refuge in NM. It so surpassed my expectations....and even though I needed longer lenses to better capture the waterfowl and raptors there, I still was able to capture several hundred remarkable photographs. It was difficult to par down this album to the ones that I am showing. io suspect I will make annual trips to the Bosque...and am sure several watercolors will be forth coming as well! tw
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (1)BOSQUE DEL APACHE Jan 2015 (1)Recently I had my first visit to the Bosque del Apache National wildlife refuge in NM. It so surpassed my expectations....and even though I needed longer lenses to better capture the waterfowl and raptors there, I still was able to capture several hundred remarkable photographs. It was difficult to par down this album to the ones that I am showing. io suspect I will make annual trips to the Bosque...and am sure several watercolors will be forth coming as well! tw
To order an image email me directly winters@taosnet.com or just give me a call 830-285-1382!
Signed Photographs are available as prints on paper in a variety of sizes such as 8x10 $24, 10x15 $40, 12x18 $60, 14x21 $100...other custom sizes are available.
The Canvas Wrap Giclee Prints come directly from me at my Studio, which allows me to sign and personalize each before shipping on to you to add to your Collection. Possible sizes to consider are:
SQUARE IMAGE SIZES
10X10-$75, 12X12-$80, 20X20-$175, 24X24-$225,
30X30-$379, 36X36-$475
RECTANGULAR IMAGE SIZES
11X14-$95, 12x16 $110, 12X18-$115, 16X20-$150,
16X24-$175, 18x24 $195, 20X24-$215, 20X30-$249, 24x30 $285 24X36-$349, 30X40-$450, 32X48-$575
LONG PANORAMIC IMAGE SIZES
10X20-$115, 12X36 $215, 20X60-$450
If you need assistance or more information email me so I can help winters@taosnet.com about any image....Cheers, Todd

I'm really enjoying my new found passion for photography. Capturing the moment is a special thing....a lot goes into a good photographic capture! More importantly....it has been a great pleasure to share these images. I'm beginning to enjoy a lot of success printing and selling the signed photographs through my gallery. If have you not already, I hope that soon you can plan a visit to Ingram and my Gallery. I dedicate an entire room to photography and another to my paintings! I have found that they work great together, complement each other and complete me creatively.....Cheers tw

 

 

 


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