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Better Late Than Never…..A Belated Birthday Gift for Ed: An Afternoon on the Pecos River, November 2012

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, black-and-white, Botanical, Contemplative, friends, Haiku, Idyllic, Infrared, Me, Nature, Pecos River, Photographic Commentary, Photography, Santa Fe, Solarization, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2013 by sambissell
Pecos Flow

Pecos Flow

In early November 2012, I traveled down to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for 4 days of celebration and the birthday of one of my oldest friends, Ed Gale. Ed and I went to high school together at Fountain Valley School, outside Colorado Springs, in the late 60s. Along for the ride were a couple of more high school chums, Kurt Swingle and Ernie Steck. We all arrived on Thursday, enjoying a wonderful dinner in downtown at The Shed, which I highly recommend, if you are down that way! I also recommend Harry’s Roadhouse, where we had breakfast the following morning, after which we ventured eastward to Cowles, which is little more than a sign post on a road with a smattering of cabins, here and there. That said, however, it was definitely a home away from home for our overnight. Once we had unloaded the truck and settled our gear, we took off for a scan of the river for Ernie, who had brought his fishing tackle, and for me, camera in hand. They found a likely spot for Ernie to return to and I caught this candid shot, the faces of the innocent kept in confidence:

Perusing the Rive

Perusing the River

We continued along our merry ways, whether it was Ernie donning his fly-fishing gear or myself continuing to shoot photos, as I am wont to do in a new environment. I traipsed about the shoreline as I studied the river and how various things got in its way to impede its course….that is, the rocks and boulders, felled branches and trees, detritus of one form or another, or whatever may be pushing it this way or that. While my concentration was the Pecos River itself, I was, occasionally, distracted by various ┬ábits that caught my eye.

Pecos Spanish Moss

Pecos Spanish Moss

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On Fire

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Electrified, Fire, friends, Infrared, Nature, Photography, Snowscape with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2010 by sambissell

Blue Flame. Denver, 2005

Flames on the Floor. Denver, 2005

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I LIKE FEET!

Posted in Alternate processes, black-and-white, friends, Me, Photography, Solarization with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2010 by sambissell

Red Hot Floor, 2005

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I SAY SO!!

Posted in friends, Horses, Photography with tags , , , on August 17, 2010 by sambissell

I say so

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In the Hall of the Mountain Queen

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, Buildings of Denver, friends, Photography, Solarization, watercolorized, Weddings with tags , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by sambissell

Entry, Brass Urn, and Angles; Denver Masonic Temple

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The Dance

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, Bas Relief, black-and-white, Contemplative, Everlasting Love, friends, Love - plain and simple, Music, Photography, Solarization, watercolorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2010 by sambissell

Just Before The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death

Bloodless but Energized

Three variations on an original photo that I will not post at the request of those in it. And these are all processes that I haven’t used before….so all of these were experiments in how to mask who they are………….and obviously on a vampire-like theme.
Must be the evil in me trying to get out, eh?

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Images at a Wedding I

Posted in Abstract, black-and-white, Buildings of Denver, Contemplative, Everlasting Love, friends, Love - plain and simple, Photography, Solarization, Weddings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by sambissell

Mattie and Lindsey got married a couple of days ago in the clock tower of the May D & F Tower in downtown Denver (open this link, then click on the resulting photo to get an even larger view for better detail).
It was truly an incredible experience and one I will likely never forget. I wasn’t their primary photographer and thankfully that was Liddy‘s job (whew!)…..but I took some shots that I really like quite a lot.
Enjoy!

1 0f 4 clocks in the tower

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