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Hi again Readers.

As evidenced by the banner image above, it is the start of fall weather here in northern New Mexico. Nights are getting brisk and the leaves are
turning shades of yellow, red, orange & gold. This image is from a trip I took up into southern Colorado between Antonito, Colorado & Chama,
New Mexico along State Highway 17 about a week ago. This trip is one that is included in my Photo Tours, so if interested, "NOW IS THE TIME".
The colors will be there for the next few weeks; but Mother Nature is fickle and quick timing would be of the essence. Give me a call if interested
in a day tour. This is the second issue of my new format newsletter; it highlights last month’s weekly images and their locations.  I’ve included GPS
latitude & longitude coordinates for each location and a brief description, including access roads and local landmarks.  Also, from time to time, I’ll
offer suggestions, photographic ideas and news that I find interesting and think will be beneficial to you and expand your knowledge and enjoyment.

Photo Tours and Workshop Offerings

This month I have started offering photo tours and workshops.  Click HERE for a link to my new web page with descriptions of the tours offered and
ideas for those of you who may be coming to northern New Mexico in the near future. Full and half day tours are available.  Each of the full day tours
will start at approximately 9:00 am and run past sunset (weather permitting) and will begin and end at my studio in Taos. Half day tours can begin
either in the morning or in the afternoon, depending upon your preferences.  There are no specific photographic abilities required for these tours
other than a general knowledge of your camera. Of course, if needed, I will help you to better understand your specific camera (please bring your
manual). My intension with the tours is to show you the unique beauty of Northern New Mexico and to have you return home with wonderful
images - memories that you’ve created. Workshops will be fixed prices and will offer both field and in-studio instruction. The workshop offerings
will be advertised in my upcoming newsletters as well as posted on my web site.  If you are coming to Taos or Santa Fe in the near future and
would like to have a fun, creative experience please call and lets plan a tour geared to your specific interests.  I’m happy to plan a tour for one
person or for a group of up to 4.

Photo Tour Pricing: $175 per person (1/2 day); $300 per person (full day) with discounts for groups.

What’s in this month’s Newsletter?

My September 2012 images
Free Note Card set giveaway
My new 2013 calendar

Also check out an informational link to “Get Motivated” below.

!! Free Give-away !!

 Again, this month I am giving away one (1) set of my 6 Note Card set “Old West Series – Collection 1” from 2011.
I will randomly draw a name on October 31st from subscribers that reply to my e-mail.
Include a note saying you would like to be included in the drawing. Following the drawing I will e-mail the winner to get their
mailing address and will send the cards out promptly.

If you would like to purchase a set of these cards the price is $24, including the shipping costs. The set comes in a plastic
case and includes a total of six (6) cards (one each of the images shown below) and mailing envelopes.
The cards each measure 5” x 7” in size.

Description: 40   Description: 26   Description: Native Omaha-Anthony  Parker b&w   Description: Main-Street-Bonanza-Ranch B&W   Description: Eaves Movie Ranch Chapel 2   Description: cherry creek hotel b-w toned

Last Month’s winner was Deonne Kahler from Taos, New Mexico.
Thanks to all of you who emailed me back an entry request. Here is another chance to get your set of these wonderful greeting cards.


Print Purchases

All of the images shown within this newsletter are available for purchase.  Just click on the image or the title below each image and you will be taken to a
page on my web site that will allow you to choose the size of the print you would like and a method for payment. All images purchased from
Steven Bundy Photography have been personally developed, printed, and mounted by the photographer himself. Each print is hand
signed and numbered by the artist. Edition quantities may vary, but are usually no more than a maximum of 50 units. Each print comes
with a certificate of authenticity, specifying the name of the image, and the numbered print of the edition, signed and authorized by the artist.

All materials used for the images are printed on museum quality, archival papers, using Epson Ultra Chrome K3 inks
that have a life expectancy of over 200 years. Shipping and insurance is included in the cost of the print using
USPS First Class rates (U.S. only). Foreign purchases, please contact artist for additional shipping costs.




September 3rd, 2012 – Colfax Tavern

At the intersection of US 64 and New Mexico State Highway 505 is Colfax, New Mexico. What you see in this image is the entire village of Colfax. Colfax is 13 miles northeast
of Cimarron and 28 miles southwest of Raton. I call this the “Middle of Nowhere”, but thankfully you can get a cold beer in the “Middle of Nowhere”. If you do go here, also check out
Dawson, New Mexico. To get there find a small wooden “Dawson” sign pointing down a dirt road just west of this highway intersection. Drive approximately 5 miles north of Highway 64
to the end of the road. Dawson was a small coal mining village back in the early 1900’s. There were two major mine disasters that killed 100’s of miners.
The graveyard is still there and is well maintained and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Most of the headstones are iron crosses, painted white.
Nice image in black & white. The USGS (GPS) coordinates for Colfax Tavern are Latitude 36°36’24”, Longitude 104°43’32”.


September 10th, 2012 – Valle Vidal

The Valle Vidal can be accessed from either Costilla, NM on State Highway 196 from the west or Cimarron, NM to the east. The shorter and easier access is
on State Highway 196 from Costilla with some of the roadway paved. The Valle Vidal has been called the Yellowstone of the southwest for its abundant wildlife and
broad sweeping meadows. There are always fly fishermen along the banks of the creeks. This location is along a winding section of the North Ponil Creek that serpentines its way
through a large part of the area, approximately 18.5 miles east of Costilla.  If you do come in from the west access, you will not miss this scene. I am standing in the roadway for
this shot. The elevation of the Valle Vidal ranges from 7400 msl to 12554 msl. Dress warm in the winter and be aware that the roadway may be closed
during the winter months The USGS (GPS) coordinates are Latitude 36°49’55”, Longitude 105°19’08”.


September 17th, 2012 – Solar Powered Descanso

New Mexico is dotted with a variety of these roadside memorials called "Descanso's". They usually commemorate a site where a person died suddenly and unexpectedly, away from
home. Recently I have been noticing many descanso's glowing and illuminated at night along the roadsides of northern New Mexico. This one in particular is using solar power to remind people
that "Trish" unfortunately died at this desolate spot. With a full moon rising over the mountains in the background, the impact of the moment and this particular descanso really hit
home. I do not know the family of Trish, but it is very obvious that they love and miss her very much. Drive safe everyone. This location is right next to my image from last month
“Moonrise – Black Mesa” along New Mexico State Highway 30, approximately 5 miles south of Espanola, NM. There is a very easy parking area just off of the highway where you can see
both this image and last month’s Moonrise image. The USGS (GPS) coordinates are Latitude 35°55’51”, Longitude 106°07’12”.



September 24th, 2012 – Folsom Hotel Ruin

I found Folsom after a drive we took over to Capulin Volcano, east of Raton, New Mexico. The volcano was less than inspiring, but interesting to see none the less. The place
I did enjoy was the small out of the way village of Folsom. It was obvious that the economy problems weren't doing Folsom any favors, but the people we did see on that Sunday
afternoon seemed to be having a real good time anyway. What was left of an old downtown consisted of the Folsom Museum, an old mechanic's garage and a slew of old vacant
buildings. (Click HERE to see the village's web site) The one building that caught my eye was the old Folsom Hotel.....boarded up and over grown.....just my kind of subject matter!!
Anyway, this image is the fruits of that labor. The get to Folsom you drive east on US Highway 64 to Capulin; turn left on State Highway 325 and go approximately 9.5 miles
to Folsom. There are other nice images available in the old part of Folsom, so figure a ½ hour to 45 minutes to walk around the area.
The USGS (GPS) coordinates are Latitude 36°50’41”, Longitude 103°55’09”.



Steven Bundy Photography is offering a limited printing 2013 Calendar featuring Black & White images from his “So New Mexico” series. A total
of 100 copies will be made available.  Each month includes an image that depicts something special or unique about the Land of Enchantment. The calendar
is printed on 100# stock, spiral bound and measures 13” x 19” in size. Above are examples of the Cover & Back pages and a monthly page.
The price is $15.00 per calendar plus tax (NM only) & shipping.

To purchase a calendar click HERE.


Since I moved to Taos, I get up every morning with some sort of photographic motivation…..be it working out the details of a day
trip and/or Photo Tour, to working on some image files that I have left over from a previous days images. One thing I always try to do is
have something to work on either in the studio or out on the road. That was not always the case, and I have had my days of down time or was just not that inspired.
If you have had days or weeks like this, then here is a link to an article in Outdoor Photographer Magazine that should give you some ideas on how to get out of your funk.

Get Motivated
“Every photographer I know has experienced a period when he or she hits the wall and needs to create distance from the camera”
By Russ Burden

Click HERE to read article


Barbara Carney writes:
“Please sign me up. If I keep seeing pictures of NM like this, I'm going to have to move there!”


Steven Bundy Photography is located in beautiful Taos, New Mexico
Steven Bundy Photography
PO Box 1738
Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico  87557
(760) 518-1530
Email:  steven@stevenbundy.com    Web Site:  www.stevenbundy.com   Blog: Steven Bundy Photography Blog
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