Second only to Arizona's Grand Canyon, The Palo Duro Canyon offers one big advantage: you're able to drive down onto the floor of the canyon to explore over 16 miles of paved road at your leisure. Every turn is another photo opportunity and with every hour, the shadows and colors change dramatically throughout the day. Outcroppings arising from the rock formations as the one shown above are called "hoodoos" and are gradually changing landmarks as wind, rain and years take their toll.
Decked out in his traditional tribal garb, a model sits patiently as participating artists capture the essence of a true Native American warrior. Live models are just one part of this prestigious art festival held in Estes Park, CO attracting Plein Air artists world-wide who submit their works hoping their talents will be juried worthy of participation in this annual art competition.
Although not the vibrant autumn colors of New England, there is a certain warmth as fall comes to East Texas. The evergreens, along with the golden grasses along the shoreline of a small inlet, captures the late afternoon beauty of the season.
A near perfect day under late summer skies in a pastoral setting in a secluded park in Sante Fe's historic downtown area.....could there be more idyllic luncheon setting? If only they wouldn't make us beg for crumbs.
With a Marketing Degree from Southern Methodist University, I established my own advertising agency specializing in logo design, capabilities brochures, print/radio/television promotions and client relations. An integral part of my creative labors included photography, a passion that has stayed with me. I hope you enjoy my artistic endeavors.