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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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Artichokes?

Posted in Contemplative, Food, Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 23, 2010 by sambissell

Boiling Artichokes, 2010

Taken with my camera phone.

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Seedling on the Forest Floor

Posted in Abstract, Alternate processes, black-and-white, Botanical, Contemplative, Nature, Photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2010 by sambissell

Seedling on the Forest Floor, 2006

An older photo using a process I don’t utilize anymore but which I used for quite a long time. I may have to go back and play with it a bit (the process, not the photo)…..b/c I miss it. Taken at Shoshoko, off the east side of Crystal Mountain, where many of my photos are shot.

A year later, I went back to check its progress, and found it coming along strong! I made this composite of the original photo blended with the new one; be sure to look closely for the “message”.

Seedling on the Forest Floor - Seedling Grows Up, 2007

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Details of the Garden and a few First Time Bloomers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2009 by sambissell

Cholla Bloom_I planted my Cholla in 2005 and it sends out to arms every year but this is the first year it has pushed out blooms! And it’s just getting started!
Cholla with Buds Ready_Cholla Bloom Visitor_And the bees are already visiting! Lucky bees!

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Early Morning Elegance

Posted in Uncategorized on August 27, 2008 by sambissell
Datura Nuance

Datura Nuance

It can’t be better said than that……

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