Front Door Detail, The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 0.6 sec, f/16, 58mm, ISO 200

After I had visited my preplanned photography locations, I set about on a walkabout through downtown Santa Fe. During my walk I happened upon the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi where I captured this image of the front door.

I was actually a bit disappointed in my planning for this trip. I usually put churches, chapels, and the like eon my list of places to visit. There are usually many photographic opportunities, as long as services are not in session. The most visited page on this blog happens to be from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi: 35.686650° -105.936711°

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Amazing Sunrise Over the Peppers

On May 31, 2024, in New Mexico, by admin
Pottery Sun Rising Over a Pepper Field (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 2.5 sec, f/20, 44mm, ISO 200

There are many small shops just north of Santa Fe Plaza in the town of Santa Fe New Mexico. These shops have many photographic opportunities full of colorful geometric patterns. I saw this wall and immediately thought of sunrise over a field of peppers and onions.

It was rather dark in this shop, so I used a tripod to steady my camera for the 2.5 second exposure. Fortunately there were not many people about so I did not have to worry about blocking foot traffic.

Santa Fe Chilis: 35.687512° -105.936785°

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Daring Southwest Rock Studded Fencepost

On May 29, 2024, in New Mexico, by admin

Nikon D810, 1/30 sec, f/10, 66mm, ISO 200

This is one of the reasons I spent so much unplanned time in Mountainair, NM. This is a section of fence surrounding one of the houses in Mountainair. I really wanted the fence and its elements to stand out from the background, so I used the Photoshop Lens Blur feature to blur the background elements in the image.

I do like that those Southwest-style colors on the house are still visible to add interest to the image.

Mountaineer Fencepost: 34.519297° -106.240959°

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