September 6, 2010

Best Dressed At Shoot in the Shade 2010

Hot Springs - Shoot in the Shade

Minnesota Ren Faire

Minnesota Ren Faire-Hands

The Jester

September 1, 2010

Minnesota Ren Faire

This Lady was with the group Fandazzi and were one of the best acts I have ever seen. Great music and fire dancing!!!This also fits the bill for face and hands.

Minnesota Ren Faire

There is something for everyone at the fair. I would have gotton down eye level, he was too fast.

Minnesota Ren Faire

The husband and look at the hat!!!

Minnesota Ren Faire

This lady came to my attention because of the hat of which I just love and I needed a picture of a group and they fit the bill. She made the outfits and hat. I later came upon her husband and son.

Minnesota Ren Faire

Lillie the Pirate of Willie and Lillie was very fun. We will make sure we tell the Ladies of the Salty Kiss hello for her.  She is another of my face pictures experimenting with the tilt of the head in the sunlight.

Minnesota Ren Faire

This is Tuey the tight rope walker and he has been doing the Minnesota faire for 30 years and he is 48 years old.

Minnesota Ren Faire

Amber Jones met us there on Saturday and we had a Grand time. Seems she like the faires as well as we do. She was in the Rennaissance Magazine last month for the Ohio Fair.

Minnesota Ren Faire

This lady had on an original outfit from her country and I thought she looked very pretty. She will do for the hands and face picture for my photography class.

Minnesota Ren Faire

This week in photography class was the lesson on taking faces, hands and feet. This is one of the faces pictures I took of the old mime. His mask is original to Asia 40 years ago and the master mask maker is now dead and his masks are now worth alot of money.

Minnesota Ren Faire

Johnny Phoenix comedian and escape artist!

Minnesota Ren Faire

Cathy was modeling for me on the Face picture.

Minnesota Ren Faire

Cathy, Robbie and Lalian

Minnesota Ren Faire

Lady with snake...............

August 18, 2010

Photography Class Picture One

Summer at new dorm outside University Arkansas Fort Smith 2010

July 29, 2010

Henry McCarty aka Billy the Kid

AKA Henry Antrim and William H Bonney know killer of at least 4 men and said to have killed 21 .Came to New Mexican Territory in 1873. Then the country was divided into two factions wanting to take over the country and Billy the Kid going by the name of William H Bonney working for John Tunstall at the time took the losing side. He lived for 4 years after the war and was hunted down by Sherriff Pat Garrett and was killed.

July 28, 2010

Day Five of the Mystery Person

You see people that you never would have thought at these Cowboy Shoots. This last one has come back from the grave you might say. He is buried not too far from Edgewood, NM. That's enough hint for him. Watch and see.

The Codetalkers

The codetalkers were Navaho Indians who during the war kept the Japanese from under standing the  signals they were using because they had no way of breaking the Language. They are all heros in my book!!!

Day Four Mystery People

Think World War II. That't is it for the hint on this one.

Randy Travis

Met Randy Travis while at dinner at Pappadeaux's in Alberquerque.

July 26, 2010

Day Three Mystery Person

I can't give out too many hints on this one. This one is male and a singer songwriter. Country Music and has had 30 singles and 16 number one records. Good Luck. 

Juni Fisher

Juni Fisher has the most wonderful voice and if you have never listened to any of her songs you must do so. In June of 08 I heard her for the first time just after shooting for the day and cooling off in the Saloon heard this most beautiful voice singing a celtic song that brought tears to my eyes. Then she sang a song about an Indian woman and a pioneer woman washing their hands in the same river, which also made me cry. Now I know that some of you think maybe I had shot badly and was feeling down, but the music just spoke to my soul. The first song was called "I Will Miss Ireland" and the second "The Same River" The name of the Album was "Tumbleweed Letters". The next year I let her pick out the one I should have and it is also great called "Gone to Colorado". Gone to Colorado is different in that it is like the genealogy of this family and how they grew and went on their own way. Go to her website and listen to one of her songs and see what I mean.  

July 25, 2010

Tuesdays Mystery Post

Tuesday will be a lady, hint number one. Hint number 2 is she is a singer, songwriter and entertainer. Hint number three she was in last July's Cowboys and Indians Magazine. See ya then!!!

Walter Clarence"Buck" Taylor III

EOT April 2005 and EOT June 2006

 He played Newly O'Brien in the last 113 episodes of Gunsmoke. His dad is "Dub" Taylor. He now does watercolors of Western Scenes and other Western Movie Actors as well of self portraits. 

July 24, 2010

Next Week Celebraties

Watch next week for the famous people we have run into during our trips out west. One each day. I'll give you a hint about who it will be on Monday. He was on a well known western that everybody watched and it run from 1955 to 1975. Don't know yet? His father was also in the westerns. Have you figured out yet? Ok, he left this popular program to go to art school. Do you know now? Another hint: he played in Tombstone. If you haven't figured it out yet watch for his picture and the program he played on on Monday;-)  

July 23, 2010

Turquoise Trail

This is on the Turquoise Trail
One of the last long bars in an original roadhouse in Madrid, NM
A gear from the mining town Madrid made into a step to go into the Bar.
Maggies Diner below is where the fight sceen was for the movie Wild Hogs.
The picture below is of the Marshall of Madrid.
Floaters coming from Taos down the Rio Grande River

July 22, 2010

Santa Fe Railyard and Jackalope

July 21, 2010

Albuquerque Residents

July 20, 2010

Albuquerque Places to See

Come see Billy the Kid memorabilia at the museum. And Papadeauxs is a great place for seafood.

July 19, 2010

New Mexico-2006

This is the longest tramway in the world and it is in Albuquerque. The other pictures were taken in Santa Fe.  A very interesting story about the Church. It is called Loretto Chapel and has a stairway with no nails and defies physics.

July 18, 2010

A Flavor of Santa Fe '05

I just wanted to show those of you the beauty of Santa Fe. These pictures were taken in 2005. I will post some each day this week of the years were have been going. I hope you enjoy them.

July 17, 2010

More Doors from the West

How could you not love these doors!!!