A Palate Cleanser

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

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!



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).