A Palate Cleanser

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I don’t know why, but I was mesmerized by this composition tucked away in our botanical garden- discrete, balanced, and demure- just outside the luxurious, almost ostentatious, wisteria wedding courtyard.

Submitted this week to Leanne Cole’s excellent Monochrome Madness collection.

Children’s Guard

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This week’s monochrome madness image is one of my favorite IR shots to date- the playful dragon who guards our Bio Park’s Children’s Garden, draped in smirks and vines.  Though I get more use out of our membership alone than with the kids, I highly recommend a visit if you are ever in the Albuquerque area.

I am debating between the pure monochrome version or a blue and white tone (below) – let me know what you think!

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Cottonwood

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For Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness collection this week, I have submitted an IR shot of my favorite cottonwood tree – she has branches like lightening and tangled bark that suggests the tree has previously met the real thing.

Captive Nature Subjects

For being a desert, we have one hell of a zoo, botanical garden, and aquarium. Truly the easiest place in town to find beautiful, natural subjects. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel (but, you know, nothing dies).