An Early Monsoon Season
Monsoon season usually arrives in New Mexico in July and August but this year there were many stormy evenings in May, and then not as many as expected later in the summer. The dramatic clouds and rain often make for spectacular sunsets!
In October of 2005, I was commissioned to photograph a big game hunt in South Africa. I have elected not to share most of the photographs and names have been changed to protect the guilty. These are my stories.
It seems weird now, nineteen years later, to return to the Dark Continent for these stories. I wish I had never gone there but people wish for a lot of things. The past tense of wish is regret.
I was talking to my former employer the other day and he told me that he quit hunting and sold all his trophies, and by trophies he means heads. He sold them all. It doesn’t seem right to kill something just to put it’s head on your wall but at least you can say, “I did that. I killed that thing and now you see its head there on my wall.”
Five Reasons The ABQ BioPark Zoo Is Fun For Adults
It goes without saying that families love to take their kids to the zoo, and for obvious reasons. Visiting the zoo, exposes young people to animals they may otherwise not ever see, or even know exist, and the zoo helps to foster a respect for wildlife and to educate about the need for conservation.
That's all well and good but I'm an adult who doesn't have children and I like the zoo too! Here are my top five reasons why the Albuquerque Bio Park Zoo is one of my favorite places to visit on a regular basis.
A Free Show That Never Disappoints
April of 2019 was a particularly prolific month for the New Mexico sky. Almost every day, I would look out my back door and see something amazing. It took a lot of work to narrow it down to only the best images. I mean, how do you pick which of your children is your favorite?
Sunset tip: It's all about the clouds. When guessing whether or not there's going to be a good sunset on any given night, look for clouds. Too many clouds could mean an all grey dud, but no clouds almost certainly means a very un-dramatic ending to the day.
To see my 2019 sunset collection in it's entirety, click here.
A Virtual Recital
Earlier this year, I started playing the ukulele and learning from multiple online resources. The site I am most involved with is called Uketropolis and features the teaching materials of James Hill as well as a friendly community of like minded ukulele enthusiasts.
Every so often Uketropolis hosts a virtual recital in which students are invited to submit videos of the pieces they have prepared. It's all of the fun, and none of the stress, of a live recital since there is no actual playing in front of people.
I prepared a couple of songs, and a couple hundred takes later, here they are!
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.