The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Tag: New Mexico

And the road goes on forever and the party never ends…

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, April 2010

Last month I was in Istanbul, now in Taos, NM, in a few days, Houston and Galveston, Texas! Where will the road lead next? Still enjoying the party of life…

Photo by Heidi…but thanks for a great line, Robert Earl Keen!

Impromptu signature images…Part 3 (Taos Gorge, New Mexico)

So now I’m in Taos…went for a long drive yesterday afternoon, getting more and more frustrated that I can’t possibly capture the expansiveness and big sky, big land feeling of this special area (that’s a whole other post!)…

Then got to the Gorge, where there’s a great path where you can walk for miles and be in the middle of all of that big sky and expansiveness…Taking a break on my walk, sitting on a rock in the middle of the sage with mountains all around, fresh air, big sky (ok, I know, enough of the big sky thing!) I remembered that a friend of mine the day before had asked me to send a self-portrait of me in Taos.

“Here’s what I would like, Heidi: Please send me a picture of you in front of the adobe house where where you’re staying with the Mountain in the background and the beautiful blue sky and  all of the things you’ve been telling me about in the picture…” uh-huh, right, such an easy request to fill…

So I pulled out my magic self-portrait solution…feet in Taos!…and here’s the result:

"Dreaming at the mountains"

So that was fun…but wait! I have another self-portrait that I’ve worked with before, and may include in my travel barrel of tricks.

Here it is:

"Reaching for the sky"

So…in summary…go with the fun, play with your day, and shoot every way you want with yourself in the picture! It’s fun and gives your friends a whole new way to share your experience with you.

Where are yours? Let’s see!

Ansel Adams birthday — listen to

Sunset...Taos, New Mexico

This is so fun…Today is Ansel Adams’ birthday (born 1902), and as I’m sitting here printing new images from Taos, New Mexico, has been playing songs with photography as the subject or in the song. Great theme! And fun to hear how many songs have photography referenced in them.

Not sure how long they’re doing it for…but give it a try! – Fordham University Radio, New York, New York

Oh yes, and Happy Birthday, Ansel…your images are exquisite and will live on…

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