Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkins Talavera Style

Now if you want a pumpkin that won't rot and one you can use again year after year then you'll want one of these Talavera pumpkins. I caught these last week while walking around downtown. I decided later in the week to pick one up and I was too late. This store had three shipments during the month and sold out as soon as they put them out. Better luck next year. Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cruising in a Classic

The only thing I can say is I Want It!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Musician On The Corner

I was standing on the corner of Water Street and Don Gaspar Ave for this shot. I was looking around and I noticed this musician also looking around. I wonder what he was looking for, inspiration maybe? Have a great start to your week everyone.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Do you?

I caught this one at the Farmer's Market and that bag caught my eye right away. What about you do you like to read. I do like a good book and I try to read in-between semesters. Right now trying to keep up with my technical textbook it's a miracle if I can make it through a magazine without nodding off. It's not pretty.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Roasting Red Peppers

Matt Romero is a wiz when it comes to roasting chiles. The other weekend he brought a big crop of red peppers and was roasting them at the Farmer's Market. The smell was pure heaven. I can't wait to see what will be cooking today.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bike x 2

I caught this reflection while out walking around at lunch time. You can't miss this bike as it drives down the street. I hope you all have a great Friday and weekend.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Metal Giraffes

These wonderful giraffe sculptures are the work of Fredrick Prescott. There is a wide variety of animals to choose from for either outside or indoors. Check out Prescott Studios here. I forgot to mention, my favorite of all of Mr. Prescott's sculptures are his Moose sculptures. I would love to have one for my yard.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


This was the last of all of the balloon flying above me. I liked the design and how the balloon stood out with deep blue sky as a background.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Is He Looking At Me?

Just when we thought the special shapes here all up in the air, this shark popped up and overshadowed the little duck.

Monday, October 22, 2012


Well that's what you would say to a horse pulling stagecoach, but what do you say to this cow? Probably "moo-ve it I'm flying by." Unfortunately the cow didn't make it any higher than this. Earlier in the week it had a hard landing on a city street and it may have caused some damage. Have a great start to your week everyone!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Kiss for Luck

This is my favorite special shaped balloon. They make an appearance every year and they draw always draw a big crowd. The two on the right are attached while the one on the left flies solo. When it came time to lift off the middle one actually turned and kissed the one on the right. That was the first time I've seen that happen. I guess it was a special kiss. Have a great Sunday everyone.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lift Off

This shot kind of speaks for itself.

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Joker

This balloon is one of my favorites in the non-Special Shape category. In the evenings there are night glows but there is one night when they have a Special Shape Glowdeo. That is my goal for next year. Have a great Friday and a fun weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pardon Me

The field was so crowded and full of balloons that there was alot of bumping going on. I think it made for a good shot in this instance.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Balloon Fiesta #3

And what seemed like a blink of an eye they all started pop up everywhere. If you have a favorite you had to run from one side of Balloon Fiesta part to the other.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Balloon Fiesta #2

After the Dawn Patrol launched the first of the balloons started to inflate as the sun came up. You can still see the Dawn Patrol up in the sky.

Monday, October 15, 2012

41st Annual Balloon Fiesta

Saturday was a late night but I managed to get up at 3am to drive down to Albuquerque for the 2012 Balloon Fiesta. Needless to say I have been walking around like a zombie all day bu I think I managed to get some good shots. This is the Dawn Patrol getting ready to start the day. I hope your week is spectacular.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lucky Me!

Last night I was at fund raiser that my company sponsored for the Farmer's Market. The food was prepared by local chefs from all over Santa Fe as well as the drinks. The silent auction was amazing ( I even won an amazing photography book about horses). And just when I thought the evening could not get any better I got the chance to meet Lisa Law. Ms. Law has photographed iconic images of Janis Joplin, Dennis Hooper, Bob Dylan and the Beatles. While at our table she autographed a book of her for me. Needless to say it was a GREAT evening. Click on the link to check out Ms. Law's website.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

You've Got Mail

I think it's time for a new paint job, don't you? Happy Saturday everyone!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Smoky Reflection

This is one of my favorite reflection shots that I've taken so far. This is one of the local cigar shops. Personally I can't stand the smell so this was like a hit and run. I hope you all have a smashing weekend full of fun and something exciting!

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Well tonight is my mid-term. The website is complete but nothing fancy. I only hope it doesn't fail during the presentation. If I look as good as this wilting flower after this week it would be a miracle. Well there's no turning back now. Until tomorrow everyone.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tai Gallery

This is the exterior of the Tai Gallery which is located in the Railyard District. Take a look at the link for more information.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

San Francisco Street Bar and Grill

One of my favorite places to eat downtown is the San Francisco Street Bar and Grill. I really like their salads and a friend of mine says they have good hamburgers. I'll take their word for it. **Sorry I missed your blogs today. Still working on my mid-term website. I would say I am a little over 50% done. Two more days left.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Color and Light

"I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself." - Edward Steichen

Sunday, October 7, 2012


“I bow to the divine in you,” Namaste was the first thing I thought of when I saw this tree. Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lunch Hour

Lately this is what my lunch hours consist of, studying. While I was out at the park the other day I was reading when this leave fell on my book. It was a great reminder for me not miss the beauty that was surrounding me. I hope you see something beautiful this weekend enjoy. **On a side note, I have a mid-term coming up where I have to build a website from start to finish by next Thursday. I will try my best to visit your blogs but if I miss it you will know why.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Reaching for the Sky

Just another part of my walk along Aspen Vista. The title pretty much say's it all.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Walking Along Aspen Vista

This is one of the amazing views that you will see as you hike along Aspen Vista trail. It's a great hike in any season, yes even the Winter.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Colors Reflection

I took a hike on Aspen Vista trail this weekend. I caught this shot just before a few dogs ran up for a drink. I do love this time of year and the colors that can be found.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Theme Day: Silhouette

Fall is here and so is another City Daily Photo Theme Day. This months theme is Silhouette. Honestly I had completely forgotten about this months theme but luckily I shot this one last week while walking around downtown. To see other interpretations of this month theme click here. Oh and Happy Monday!