Panoramas and Stitched Images

In by mcjensen

Join Mike Jensen for a great seminar on Panoramas and Stitched Images. What You Get • Two nights plus one hands on shooting session. • 1st evening – Feb. 9th: …

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Photographing an Old Western Town

In New Mexico by mcjensen

Complete with a church, multiple stores and places of business, a saloon, Wells Fargo, hitching posts and even some tumbleweeds this western town had been the home to the filming of dozens of old and new western movies! I took advantage of this tremendous opportunity to add to my inventory of “really cool shots”.

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Photographing Colorado in Autumn

In Autumn, Colorado by mcjensen

There really aren’t enough adjectives to describe the beauty of photographing Colorado in Autumn. Typically starting on the first official day of Autumn (this year Sept. 22nd) and going through mid October you are likely to encounter the most amazing swatches of yellow and orange God has painted upon the land.

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Photographing The Chile Capitol of the World

In New Mexico by mcjensen

We took our trip to Hatch on the Friday of Labor Day weekend. For me, the best part of the trip was photographing the fields and the markets. The fields are very accessible and not just chiles growing. We saw acres and acres of Hibiscus’ (for shipment to nurseries) as well as cotton, garlic, corn.
The markets are all over the main streets (not very many). You can purchase a 40# bag of chiles for $25 and another $5 to have them roasted. We bought 20# and had them roasted. I took them home in a cooler to freeze and use throughout the year. We make Chile Rellenos as well as using them in A LOT of different recipes. As you can see, I got some cool photos of the markets and the workers.

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Photographing Lotus Blossoms

In Featured Photo Gallery, Flowers, New Mexico by mcjensen

This week I was invited to photograph lotus blossoms at the Los Poblanos Inn here in Albuquerque. They have about a half acre of gorgeous lotus blossoms growing on their property.

The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

To me, it all meant beautiful photographs! Which is a very spiritual thing to me!

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Crested Butte Wildflower Festival 2015

In Colorado by mcjensen

Last week (July 12-14) my wife and I took a swing through Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado for the annual Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. We were overwhelmed by the volume and diversity of the wildflowers in this beautiful area.
We found two main resources for “miles of wildflowers”, Washington Gulch and Gothic Road. Both are located north of the Crested Butte ski area.

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Visit to Los Alamos

In New Mexico by mcjensen

Yesterday Cindy​ and I took the 98 mile drive to the city of Los Alamos, NM. The annual science festival was being held just one day after the 70th anniversary of the testing of the “Trinity” bomb in White Sands, NM. I took a variety of images of the early buildings of the city; most of them being build in the 1920’s for the purpose of staffing teachers and headmasters for a boys ranch. A place for sickly and errant rich boys to come and become healthy and men.