Deborah lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The wondrous New Mexico light and southwest setting provide the inspiration and opportunity to capture the images she loves in the western setting that is her heritage. Flowers, landscapes, wildlife, horses, ranches and farmlands inspire the images captured in oils.
From dawn to dusk, the light and scenery are inspiring here in Santa Fe, New Mexico: "The City Different, in the Land of Enchantment." It is easy to understand why so many artists are inspired to live and create here. The light is "different." Read More...
Flowers, landscapes, wildlife, horses, ranches and farmlands are recurring subjects in my paintings. In recent decades there is a renewed appreciation and partnership between people and the environment. Paintings...
This Cooper's Hawk is an occasional visitor at our "bird feeders" here in Eldorado at Santa Fe. The songbirds make a speedy retreat when he swoops in. He stayed for awhile on this crisp late autumn day, taking his time and preening in the warmth of the sun.
The supermoon put on quite a show, visible from the front portal here in Eldorado at Santa Fe. This supermoon was the first in a trilogy, a series of three supermoons appearing on the celestial stage on December 3, 2017, January 1, 2018, and January 31, 2018.
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico.
After a morning hike in Dripping Springs, we headed to charming historic Mesilla. It is located south of Las Cruces on Avenida de Mesilla and is home to historical attractions such as the San Albino Basilica,
Overlooking Las Cruces from the east are the Organ Mountains, a haven for hikers and adventure seekers alike. The Organs, which rise to over 9,000 feet in elevation, are so named because of the steep, needle-like spires that resemble the pipes of an organ
Refuge Biology Building. Live owls up close! Whooo is that calling in the night? What might you expect to see during different seasons in New Mexico?
I challenged myself with this Birds in Flight Workshop. This was my first experience in the field with my Nikkor 200-500 mm lens mounted on a tripod and tracking birds in flight. The fading evening light created drama during the final hour of the event.
The Backwater Tour experienced the refuge from the perspective of water management. We joined water manager, Gerad Montoya on a tour of the refuge and learned how water is moved, used and conserved.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has grown to become the largest balloon event in the world. We stayed at the Nativo Lodge just minutes away from Balloon Fiesta Park, in anticipation of our very early start in the morning.
The Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Gardens provide more than 1.5 miles of paths through formal and whimsical gardens designed to delight the senses.
The Aspen Vista Trail hike was my first photography opportunity to use the new Tamron 18-400 mm f/3.5-6.3 on my Nikon D500. The lens does not disappoint and lives up the the many positive reviews. The ultra zoom capabilities make it versatile and a perfect single-lens travel companion.
Riding Amtrak Southwest Chief extends the vacation experience Spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways are seen along the way.
We took advantage of a full day leisurely sightseeing and relaxing at the Riverside Pedestrian Mall before our Amtrak was due to depart in the evening.
Nestled in the foothills of the Box Springs Mountains on the east side of the University of California, Riverside Campus, The Gardens covers 40 hilly acres. Wander over four miles of scenic trails or just relax on a bench and enjoy the beauty.
UCR/California Museum of Photography provides a cultural presence, educational resource, community center and intellectual meeting ground for the university and the general public.
On the way home. What an incredible trip! Rome to Atlanta,
Our final group dinner with our "traveling family"
Colosseum and Forum The Colosseum or Flavian Amphitheatre is a large ellipsoid arena built in the first century CE under the Roman emperors of the Flavian dynasty: Vespasian (69-79 CE), Titus (79-81 CE) and Domitian (81-96 AD)
St. Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museum, The Pieta
Florence, Brunelleschi's Dome, the Uffizi with Michelangelo's David.
Drive from Venice to Florence. Live entertainment at dinner. Staying at IL Crocicchio.
Piazza San Marco. Day and evening in Venice. Piazza San Marco and St. Mark's Basilica, Academia, and Science & Art Museum.
On our gondola ride with friends and musicians tonight in Venice
Leaving Munich, through Austria to Venice, Italy. Pizza lunch in Egna.
Nymphenburg Palace and Haufbrau House and Glockenspiel.
Traveling to Munich. Our room at the King's Hotel. Beer museum and dinner.
Lauterbrunnen is set in a valley featuring rocky cliffs and the roaring, 300m-high Staubbach Falls.
Coach ride from Paris to Lauterbrunnen
Beaune Wine Region, France.
La Sainte-Chapelle, Notre Dame and view from our hotel, Tilsitt Etoile
Eiffel Tower, Louvre and night boat ride down the Seine
Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Roissy-En-France, France. Landing in Paris
We're on our way to Paris!