Wednesday, August 25, 2010

In a soft light

Just when I think all my pictures start looking the same, Mother Nature pulls this light out of her bag of tricks.

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40 comments:

  1. Thank you Mother Nature and Carson ... awesome group of pictures!

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  2. Those colors!!! Incredible!

    Is there anything better than a set of donkey ears along a horizon line? Julie Andrews should have added it to her list of favorite things.

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  3. That last one? Took my breath clean away.

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  4. OMG, how absolutely gorgeous, each and every one!

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  5. Just when I think "how many beautiful shots can you take of the same subjects" you take some more!

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  6. "Alan in sunset" - incredible. Wish I was there.

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  7. Those pictures are spectacular. There is so much color in the desert that we miss here in the east. You're very lucky to see these wonderful light shows.

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  8. WOW! I think I hear George giving a big peaceful sigh in that last shot as he waches the sun (go up or down?).

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  9. And look at all of those flowers. Talk about jewels...

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  10. Nancy in NC8/25/10, 6:43 AM

    The last one is my favorite! George, the watchman....When I put my mouse over the 1st one, I was surprised at how subtle the difference was... great pic's Linda. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Beautiful colors. Love those burros; are they always ready to play?

    I wanted to tell you I spent quite a lot of time reading through your archives yesterday, learning about Lyle's story. My goodness woman, you have quite the horse history! My heart broke about three times, but I noticed most of your posts about him were celebrating progress you made together.

    Anyway, just wanted you to know I was fascinated by your story.

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  12. colleen from nc8/25/10, 6:43 AM

    WOW....all your pics are fabulous. i have never thought they look alike.

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  13. My goodness, is that all natural landscaping out there? Could it be any more beautiful?

    Hope those clouds mean that you've been enjoying some cooler weather. We had a whole day in the 70s yesterday and the first night in what seems like forever without a fan or the swamp cooler running. Delicious!

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  14. JaneK - the sun was setting for these shots.

    Flartus - yes, the burros are ALWAYS ready to play.

    Clairz - the desert is putting on quite the show this year - the 4 o'clocks and broom snakeweed are in full bloom. The temp went down to 48 last night and I needed a jacket this morning to do chores!

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  15. Sometimes that SW Purple Haze just takes your breath away. Very nice!!!

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  16. That light is gorgeous! Those shots are amazing and so is your view!

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  17. Fantastic photos! You are so much greener than us...even after all the rain we've had lately. We hit 112 yesturday...this morning it is currently a lovely 87 degrees! It won't last though. I think the photo of Hank peering under the fence is my fav.

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  18. Wow. It looks like Eden.

    I love that photo of Alan leaning his head on George's back, just like a hug. Or is it George leaning on Alan...? I can't keep those two straight. Will they be wearing nametags...? Or maybe paint their hooves different colours. *grin*

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  19. What everyone else said. I can add only: ahhh! Oooohh! Mmmmm!

    Nancy (donkeyless) in Iowa

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  20. That first picture, may I please have it?? My screen saver needs it. I miss New Mexico. I can almost smell it!

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  21. Such beautiful saturated color -- it reminds me of Maxfield Parrish paintings -- just gorgeous.

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  22. Yup! Thanks for my daily reminder of the beauty of New Mexico. I don't think we can keep it a secret much longer, do you?

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  23. Now THAT is the New Mexico I remember!!! Almost looks like my aunt's view....alas I was always worn out from exploring to remember to go out as the sun set and snap a few pictures! Thank you so very much for capturing the New Mexico I truly remember and still LOVE to this day! Teresa

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  24. Beautiful pictures! I've saved this link to my favorites so that I can come back when I want a soothing pick-me-up. Loved George's horizon friendly ears and the pictures of George, Alan and Hank. Thanks for sharing the view from your part of the world.

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  25. Wow that lighting is just amazing, couldnt have asked for anything better.

    The more pictures you take, the more I want to move t to New Mexico, its so beautiful!

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  26. Gorgeous! I love the shot of the underbelly of Hank's jaw/head. He is such a handsome boy. : )

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  27. Just gorgeous! A gift, for sure.

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  28. Second picture - the hairs of his chinny chin chin - they're all lovely!

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  29. Gorgeous colors. I especially like the mixture of plant colors.

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  30. That first pic is just gorgeous. I literally gasped when I saw it, and then said oooooo, lol. Nice, nice, nice!

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  31. Wow. Usually I look in the morning but it i kind of nice to look at these after a hectic day. Kind of slows the breathing down. Makes me want to grab my camera. You said you "grabbed a jacket." Sounds so good.
    It is amazing how beautiful the first one was before you worked on it. I like how each person said a different one as their favorite.
    I'm curious when it is that beautiful how many do you take in one session? We had a beautiful sunrise this morn and I bet I took 50 and will keep probably 5.

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  32. Stunning. I especially love the new header.

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  33. Brenda, that's a great question. I'm not really sure, and now you've made me want to find out myself.

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  34. Absolutely beautiful! The light and the burros.

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  35. My posts didn't go through at noon or when I got home from work. Just wanted to say: Beautiful photos! The wonders of nature and your 4 legged models made my day. Thank you!

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  36. I absolutely love the pic of Alan leaning his head on George. Such sweetness! And the first picture took my breath away. In fact, I thought for sure you added color to it. When I held my mouse on it, I was surprised to see how little you did to it. You are so lucky to have such beautiful scenery!

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