But mostly, it seemed like he knew what he was doing AND he would be a fun guy to spend some time with. So, we chose the high road to Taos tour.
It was a delightful day!
So, what can you expect from a day with Steven?
|Photo by Fred McLean. Cheryl on rock with camera. |
Steven is watching from a distance behind.
My husband shoots photos with his phone exclusively. I had borrowed a Canon for him to use on this trip. He just wanted to learn how to use a nice digital camera and decide if that was something he wanted to do.
My worry was he wouldn't like the day at all and we were scheduled to be gone from 9 am until 7:30 pm. Oh, and all of these photos are taken by Cheryl McLean, unless otherwise stated.
|Photo 1. Wood Cross with a wood fence trailing off into distance.|
|Photo 6. Beautiful NM valley.|
|Photo 9. Crazy colorful road memorial.|
|Photo 10. Metal bridge.|
|Photo 11. Bridge corner.|
|Photo 12. Dirt road.|
|Photo 13. Back of adobe church.|
|Photo 14. Old wooden church with a wire fence.|
|Photo 15. Rusty roof with dormer.|
|Photo 16. Crazy house with two dormers.|
|Photo 17. Dormer with wide view of roof.|
|Photo 18. Las Trampa church using my 24-105 lens.|
|Photo 19. Las Trampas church using the wide angle lens. |
Much better view of stairs leading up to church.
|Photo by Steven Bundy: Fred and Cheryl at Las Trampas.|
|Photo 20. View of Truchas. Snow capped peaks in background.|
|Photo 21. Falling down shed. Fred's favorite kind!|
|Photo 22. Truchas church.|
|Photo 23. Another view of the Truchas church.|
|Photo 26. This is a puzzle photo. It is a skull inside the birdcage. So weird.|
|Photo 27. Photo of Steve and Fred talking about their photos.|
|Photo 28. Before my wide angle lens. The Chimayo Sanctuary.|
|Photo 29. Chimayo gates.|
|Photo 30 After the wide angle lens. Chimayo Sanctuary.|
|Photo 31. Rushing water.|
|Photo 32. The earthships.|
|Photo 33. The earthships, view of the front of one.|
|Photo 34. The earthships, view of the second strange one that is grey with sparkles.|
|Photo 35. My one coyote photo.|
|Photo 36. Night photography: so cool! The Taos church at night with statue in foreground.|
|Photo 37. Taos church side view with side lights. Full dark.|
|Photo 38. The back of the St. Francis church: this shot just stunned me by how cool it turned out to be. |
Not that I am amazing, just that the shot turned out really interesting and unexpected.
Here is what he said about the church
What impressed Adams about this structure?When he first saw the church, Adams was impressed by it's "magnificent form" and its "rigorous and simple design and structure." The photograph of this church was shot from the rear, which was the angle that Adams thought made it "one of the great architectural monuments of America." He wrote in Elements, "it is not really large, but it appears immense. The forms are fully functional; the massive rear buttress and the secondary buttress to the left are organically related to the basic masses of adobe, and all together seem an outcropping of the earth rather than merely an object constructed upon it." (Examples - The Making of 40 Photographs by Ansel Adams, pp 90-93)