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Happy Halloween!

Gators galore

This summer I took a detour / scenic route on a weekend road trip to Denver to see a concert. I mentioned my plans to avoid taking the familiar I-25 to my mother who told me of the Colorado Gators Reptile Park located 17 miles north of Alamosa, CO. on Highway 17.

Alligators? In Colorado? How had I never heard of this before? I love gators, but growing up in the southwestern desert, they are not too common a site.

I hope to return to the park and spend some real time working on a story in the future.

If you like Gators too, may I recommend a couple things: First, Photographer Jill Richards and her husband Scott left their jobs and packed their dogs and hit the road for a year. I met Jill when she was an intern at The Albuquerque Journal. They have a recent blog post about spending the night in a gator infested state park in Louisiana. It’s a really fun read, might just make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

If that’s not enough, check out Trouble The Water, which looks at the alligator farming industry in Louisiana through photographer Matt Eich‘s’s thoughtful eyes.


I’ve been a total slacker with regard to posting on this blog over the past few months. In fact, I’ve been a total no show on Facebook and Twitter too. The list of excuses is long, the best one seems that most of the work I have been doing is embargoed until my clients have a chance to publish it first themselves. So, to put the rumors of my death to rest, here is a safe to publish picture of my mother holding my niece. Hard to imagine she is already over 3 months old, she seems to change daily.

Yes, dear

I’ve been on the road so much of late, haven’t made much time for this blog. I hope to get you caught up soon, but for now, here is a picture I made looking out the window of my girlfriend’s apartment in Columbia Missouri.

Central Ventana

I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t had much time to update this blog. Lots of work of late, a blessing. For now, here is a photo from tonight, made with my new Panasonic GF-1, a great new addition to my camera family. More on that soon. Here a waitress cleaning tables as Route 66 / Central Ave. is reflected in the dirty window. I love having a little camera that can capture that kind of detail in that kind of light.