New Mexico and NANPA

I’m back from NANPA. I was gratified by the response to my keynote presentation Between Heaven and Earth and got to meet a lot of interesting people.

Before NANPA I ventured out to Bosque del Apache to photograph swans, cranes, and snow geese with some friends. We had some luck at one sunrise, with large groups of birds exploding into the air in soft light. It seems that the birds are less wary than in the past so it’s easier to get full frame shots of individuals. The visit put me in a great frame of mind for NANPA.


12 Responses to “New Mexico and NANPA”

  1. Mat Hayward says:

    I love this shot. Did you have to use a neutral-density filter or something to dial down the light and get a long enough exposure for the movement or was it pretty dark out? Just curious. Thanks for sharing it, I hope you continue to post your current work on the blog!

    Mat Hayward

  2. Jerry says:

    Hey Art,

    Just wanted to drop a quick note and let you know I really enjoyed the keynote presentation you gave at NANPA. It was great to see some wonderful photography and also to get educated on all of the wonderful cultures you bring to us in your show. In addition to all of that, you are a really funny guy. Looking forward to all of the new episodes.


  3. Roger says:

    Welcome back Art sounds like a good trip! Awesome shot!

  4. Susan Christopher says:

    Hi Art,

    Is there any way to get a transcript of your speech at NANPA? I wish I could have been there.

  5. Hi Art.

    Stunning image!
    I really like how the shutter speed keeps makes a gradual of motion from the birds at the bottom and upwards in the image.

    Seung Kye

  6. Nicolas DORY says:

    Hey Art, Very nice picture, I like the final artistic effect of the long exposure.

  7. Hi
    I am currently doing an A level using wildlife as my exam work so have a few questions that may help me!
    Look forward to hearing from you, Thanks. Caroline

    ? Are you self taught in Photography? Did you have to gain qualifications in any subject for what you do now?

  8. Dragomir says:

    Reminds me of a work of Escher’s, “Day and night”.
    I thought of the resemblance being intended, having read “Seing like a Painter” on one site. Do you find anything relating your photograph to the mentioned drawing, or is it just in my mind?

    • Avatar photo admin says:

      I certainly see the resemblance to Escher and would love to take credit for that composition, but in fact I had the right lens on the camera at the moment the birds took off, grabbing the shot as best I could.

  9. Dragomir says:

    Thank you for your answer. I’ve learned something by it.

  10. Hi! Great photography! As a painter with a camera I can follow your way of thinking about pictures. Much like my own way.
    Se everyday life in a Swedish suburb:

    /Ingemar E

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