Sunday, October 7, 2018

New Mexico Reunion Photo Expedition - Day 1

This is the first installment of a three-part series of posts about a delightful reunion with two long-time friends from New England for a photography tour of iconic New Mexico landscapes over the Labor Day weekend.

Jan, Rich, and I met at a National Geographic photography workshop in Santa Fe in 2007.  (Jan and Rich are not related or married to each other.)

Afterward we collaborated on  various day-trip photo expeditions around New England until I moved to New Mexico in 2012.  

I kept urging them to come out, but life and schedules didn’t work in our favor until this year.

They arrived Saturday afternoon, Sept. 1, and after getting settled, as a “warm up” exercise we went to photograph a portion of the cottonwood forest along the Rio Grande near my house in Corrales.

The light in the forest was intermittent, so we made the best of it.  Close-ups of dead cottonwoods provided interesting textures . . .

while the occasional direct sunlight created pockets of opportunity.

After about 90 minutes, we called it a day, since they had left the East Coast very early in the morning (even earlier on Mountain Time), and we were heading out before dawn the next day.

COMING UP NEXT POST:  Day 2 - Northern New Mexico icons:  Georgia O'Keeffe's Plaza Blanca; Santuario de Chimayo; Nambe cemetery; Lamy train station.

If you would like to see these images and others in a larger format, please visit my photography website, Todos Juntos Photography, by clicking here.


1 comment:

  1. Very cool, both the pictures and reconnecting with old friends