Things I’ve Seen: The Southwest


“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer” 

~ Walter De Mulder

 

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Adobe at Night

 

Architecture, Southwest, Sedona, Photography, Art, Fujifilm X-T2, Close-Up, Night

Branch and Adobe Wall

 

Architecture, Southwest, Sedona, Photography, Art, Fujifilm X-T2, Close-Up, Night

Fence and Red Rocks

 

Architecture, Southwest, Sedona, Photography, Art, Fujifilm X-T2, Close-Up, Night

Adobe Abstract

 

“The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”

~William Thackeray

 

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Rock Patterns

 

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Curtains

 

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Petroglyphs

 

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Cacti

 

“Indulge your curiosity. It’s the basis of creativity.”

~Fred Lyon

 

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Church Shadows

 

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Curls

 

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Lock and Door

 

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Rock Striations

 

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Rain Streaked

 

I made these images with the Fujifilm X-T2 and the 18-55mm f/2.8 or the 90mm f/2 in Santa Fe and Sedona. 

 

To see more of my images of Sedona please click here.

 

 

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78 comments

  1. Another great series of photos! I love the patterns in the rocks and my favorite picture here is “Lock and Door”! But the curls are also lovely! 🙂
    Have a wonderful day…

    P.S.: Jane, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! I did this as an appreciation and respect for your photography and blog work you spend on it! Feel free and not obliged to or not to go into it. You have earned the nomination anyway! But if you would like to answer my questionnaire or to read my post and aswers about my nomination, please check out my post …
    https://darkflowersite.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/liebster-award/

  2. Finally have a day to catch up on your blog. THIS is all wonderful stuff. I miss the southwest, and these shots really brought me back for a second!

  3. I almost missed this series while I was so sick. I’m glad I stumbled in here and didn’t overlook it. You capture the pure essence of the SW and make it look so very easy! If only it was!! We had hoped to head to NM, but somehow life got in the way. Perhaps next year. Can’t decide whether this series quenched my thirst for the SW or just increased it.

  4. You are amazing! Love your talent

  5. You have framed the textures with the light in such way that they are not only a pleasure to the eyes but even they can be felt with the fingertips. Thank you, Jane. n_n

  6. hi jane wonderful pictures my favorites are 4th, 6th, 9th and the 10th.
    greetings robert

  7. Gorgeous images Jane. You were clearly as inspired by your visit to New Mexico as we were. Your wonderful photos bring back all the great memories from our visit to Santa Fe, Taos and Georgia O’Keeffe country.

  8. I think I’ve said it before, but I truly love your photographic eye. The abstract adobe…very cool. All the rest…also very cool.

  9. Gorgeous hues in some of these shots. Have a great day. 🙂

  10. The colours and patterns are fantastic, although I also like those curls.

  11. stunning reflection of classical photos, each of them stands a great message!!

  12. Life is in the detail, Jane, and you make these images come alive. So many I could linger over. The simplistic adobes are superb, the striations… and I want to open those curtains. 🙂 🙂 Have a lovely week!

  13. Fabulous photos! I love Sedona. We went there a few times when we lived in Mesa! 😀

  14. YES! And THAT’S how you see the Southwest! I love, Jane, love the first quote, too. Of course I’m fond of the cacti and Yucca curls, but I also really like the low key look of that first adobe photo, and the door and lock. Ah, the Southwest is such a rich environment for photography!

    • Hi Lynn, Thank you for such a great response. Means a lot! It’s these moments that, for me (and I think you), make photography a thrill. Your visit is much appreciated. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

      • Yes, and the week is getting busy, trying to get organized before an 11 day road trip heading in your direction – but not that far. We’ll leave Saturday, and get as far as Eureka. Looking forward to it. Those redwoods we talked about….and much more. 🙂

  15. What a marvelous eye, Jane! Beautiful and unique shots. I love how you focused on the details here. Are you happy with the 90mm Fuji lens? I’m thinking (and still thinking) about getting the new 80mm, but the price is so high. Have a great week!

    • Hi Patti, Thanks very much! I love the quiet moments when I can dig a little deeper in making photographs. Glad you enjoyed.
      I am loving the 90mm. I looked at the 80mm at the time and decided that although it’s a fantastic lens, the size, weight and price moved me toward the 90mm. It’s great for portraits, close-ups and has nice compression for landscapes. Plus, it’s so light that it doesn’t take away the benefit of the X-T2 body. That f/2 series is one to consider overall– I also have the 35mm. Hope that helps– feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. 🙂

      • Thanks, Jane! I appreciate your thoughts on that. The size and weight of 80mm are factors too–in addition to the price! I am going to rent the 90 mm lens and give it a try. Thanks again!

  16. Truly, truly wonderful, Jane.
    I especially love “Church Shadows.”
    Happy Sunday to you!!

  17. Woo hoo: you clearly had a great time, visually speaking. Your pictures make me want to be in those places. “Adobe Abstract” in particular caught my fancy.

  18. I just love the details in these shots….i find them very calming….👍

  19. Incredible photos!! Love them❤️

  20. “Always seeing something…” That’s you to a tee Jane :-). My fav of this set is the Curtains capture – it’s beautifully creative.

  21. You have captured one of y favorite areas, the Southwest. Beautiful.

  22. Oh Jane, this is a gallery of southwest beauty. Each one embraces the light and life that is the southwest. Much enjoyed, thank you.

  23. Love the minimalism here, Jane. Those colors are so evocative of the Southwest. Makes me nostalgic and now I really want to go back for a visit.

  24. Fantastic colours and another great set of photographs, Jane

  25. Exquisite details Jane! I’m very much in love with Arizona landscapes. Just beautiful.

  26. What lovely Southwest studies. The colors and images are beautiful.

  27. Love them, favorite fence & redrocks.

  28. These are all great Jane, perfect combinations of light, tone, composition and a great eye for an interesting subject.

  29. Unmistakable colors from the southwest. And those petroglyphs look like my Pictionary drawings.

  30. Wonderful Makes my day seeing these.

  31. These are beautiful photos Jane! 💕😎😌

  32. Absolutely lovely. I enjoy all the diversity in the images … the play with light and shadow, night and day, from the crisp and clear to the abstract adobe and curtain. Inspiring as always.

  33. You have caught the astounding beauty of an Adobe world. Magnificent photography.

  34. Wonderful again! I love the curtain picture in particular.

  35. Most interesting as always… what an eye you have for detail.

  36. Gorgeous images Jane 🙂 The detail is amazing. I could see you are loving the 90mm lens. The images have a 3D look.

    • Thanks so much, Joe. I am loving the 90mm- appreciate your advice.
      Loved the results on Adobe Abstract and on Branches with it- agree that its clarity and compression of the scene gives it a wonderful effect.

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