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Welcome back to my November newsletter. I can’t believe it’s almost time to get ready for the holidays.

The leaves shown in the banner picture above have all fallen as of the writing of this newsletter. What we have left around here are what I call “Ghost Trees”.
With the right light, they can look as photographically stunning as the fall colors. So, as of the date of this newsletter, I have never found a season here in New Mexico
that doesn’t have something wonderful to photograph. This image was taken in El Prado just north of Taos a few weeks back. Give me a call if interested
in a day tour including places like the image above. This is the third issue of my new format newsletter; it highlights last month’s weekly images and their locations.  I always include the GPS
latitude & longitude coordinates for each location and a brief description, including access roads and local landmarks in each of my newsletters.  Also, from time to time, I’ll
offer suggestions, photographic ideas and news that I find interesting and think will be beneficial to you in expanding your knowledge and enjoyment of your own photography.


Photo Tours and Workshop Offerings

This last month was the first offerings of my Photo tours and Workshops. It was a great success and I want to thank all participants for their trust and
companionship during our times together. It was just as much fun and informative for me as you have said it was for you all. Thank You!! If you would like to see
some of the places I offer on my tours, click HERE for a link to my 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.
For participants wanting to start the tours in Santa Fe, there will be an additional $25 fuel fee added to my normal charge. 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 intention 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. Discounts will be offered to groups of 2 or more.

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 October 2012 images and location descriptions
Free 8.5” x 11” print giveaway
“Old West Collection” note cards gift idea
My new 2013 calendar gift idea

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

!! Free Give-away !!

This month I am giving away one (1) 8.5” x 11” print of any of my “Photo of the Week” images from my web site.
The winner will have the opportunity to choose from any image from my weekly postings from the last couple of years.
I will randomly draw a name on November 30th from subscribers that reply to my e-mail.
Include a note saying you would like to be included in this month’s drawing. Following the drawing I will e-mail the winner to get their
mailing address and will send the print out promptly. Below are a few samples of older “Photo of the Week” images available to the winner.
Click HERE to be taken to my “Photo of the Week” archive page to see what images will be available. GOOD LUCK to you all.



Last Month’s winner was Jack Hays from Edina, Minnesota.
Thanks to all of you who emailed me back an entry request. There were 22 entries last month.


“OLD WEST COLLECTION” Note Card Sets – Still Available

I still have a few sets of the “Old West Collection” notecards available. If you would like to purchase a set of these
cards the price is still $24 (only $4 per card), 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) along with mailing envelopes. The cards each measure 5” x 7” in size
and are printed on high quality archival photo paper.


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

Christmas is coming up soon. Here is another chance to get your set of these wonderful notecards for a gift.

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.


west gorge sunset

October 1st, 2012 – West Gorge Sunset

The sunsets around Taos are almost always memorable regardless of the time of year. But this month, they have been spectacular!! This image was taken
during a crescent moon at one of my favorite sunset locations. I like the old corral buildings and fence silhouette against the multi-colored sunset. The moon
just adds to my love of this image. To get there from Taos, head west on US Highway 64 across the Gorge Bridge, then turn left on Taos County Road 115 (Upper Rim Road).
Traveling south of Road 115 approximately 2 miles, the old buildings & corral will be on your right. There is a dirt road and parking area to the south of the buildings that are
an easy parking area. The USGS (GPS) coordinates for West Gorge Sunset are Latitude 36°27’09”, Longitude 105°44’52”.

October 8th, 2012 – Power Pole Sunset

We like to head out for an evening drive virtually every day. This evening we went down to the Rio Grande River in Pilar to check out the color changes to the trees and
get a few reflective shots of the color off of the river. Nothing too spectacular there with the wind to strong on the water surface, but I did get a couple nice images nonetheless.
While there, I had a photographer from Florida come up to me to see if "This is a good spot for sunsets?" My immediate answer was NO!. Told him to head up the grade from the
Taos Crossing Bridge towards the west gorge area. After I hung around for a few minutes more at the river, I decided to take my own advice. This image is from that decision. To get there
from Taos, head west on US Highway 64 across the Gorge Bridge, then turn left on Taos County Road 115 (Upper Rim Road). Traveling south of Road 115 approximately
8 miles to the intersection with County Road 567. The power poles run westerly and parallel County Road 567. The USGS (GPS) coordinates for
Power Pole Sunset are Latitude 36°21’51”, Longitude 105°44’19”.

cumbres station

October 15th, 2012 – Cumbres Station

This image is from the Cumbres Pass along Highway 17 in southern Colorado. The train is the narrow gauge train that runs between Antonito, Colorado & Chama, New Mexico
along the Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge railway. This was the first stop of 6 that I was able to photograph the train on its way down the grade to Chama. The train does stop at this
location for approximately 5 minutes coming from Antonito at approximately 2:45 pm. If you are there in the morning the train arrives from Chama and stops there at approximately 11:10 am.
The trains run between May and October each year. The best time to shoot this scene and any of the other locations along the tracks would be at the height of the fall color change period.
Every year is going to be different, but my best guess would be between mid-September to the end of October. This location is approximately 13 miles north of the Chama Train
Station along New Mexico & Colorado State Highway 17. The station is at the top of the Cumbres Pass (Elevation: 10,020 Feet). Large dirt parking area around the station and is right
off the main road. Dress warm during the fall…….very cooool!! The USGS (GPS) coordinates for Cumbres Station are Latitude 37°01’08”, Longitude 106°26’59”.

great sand dunes 

October 22nd, 2012 – Great Sand Dunes National Park

This image was taken on a drive with my wife through southern Colorado. We were at the Great Sand Dunes National Park a little before sunset.
While standing there snapping away, I was thinking how much my life has changed over the last 7 months and how lucky I feel to have had the chance to make the changes I did.
Every day, within a short drive of our home, I have the opportunity to be able to see these types of wonders, and REALLY appreciate them. I can't wait to see what new
"enchantments" will be coming my way. To get to this location from Taos, drive north through town on US Highway 64 to the intersection with State Highway 522.
Follow Highway 522 to the Colorado state line where the road changes to Colorado State Highway 159. Follow this road through San Luis to the intersection with US Highway 160 in
Fort Garland, CO. turn left on Highway 160. Follow this highway until a right turn onto Colorado State Highway 150. (There are signs directing you to the park) Drive approximately
16 miles to the park entrance. Follow the in park directions to the sand dune area parking area. The USGS (GPS) coordinates for Great Sand Dunes are Latitude 37°44’23”, Longitude 105°31’03”.

hot air balloon

October 29th, 2012 – Hot Air Balloon

This last weekend of October was the 30th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. Luckily for me, the staging area was just a couple blocks away from home, an easy walk over. I took well
over 1100 images of the weekend event....way too many to post here but all of them with beautiful colored balloons against the deep royal blue color of the Taos sky. What a fun time.
The festival usually happens towards the end of October each year, so schedule this time next year for a beautiful photo taking experience. The location of this year festival was on the
vacant lot behind the Taos County Complex along Albright Road near the intersection with Gusdorf Road.
The USGS (GPS) coordinates for Hot Air Balloon are Latitude 36°23’44”, Longitude 105°34’26”.



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.


My favorite method of photographing a subject or scene is using natural lighting or available light. Shooting in a darkened location can sometimes be impossible
(you will definitely need a tripod for the longer exposure time), but some of my favorite images have been captured this way. The contrasts and shadows can be
stunning using this method, but there are rules you need to follow. Here is a link to Popular Photography Magazine’s online article. In it the author interviews 4 different
professional photographers that work within the shadows. The article will give you some ideas on what equipment they use and what camera settings work best
for them. I learned a little from the article, hope you will too.

Low Light Photography: An Introduction

“Maybe it’s human nature, but photographers often fear darkness. For many of us, it’s associated with photographic failure: obscured subjects, blur from movement and inaccurate focus, and the inability to see while shooting.”
By: Peter Kolonia

Click HERE to read article


Dr. Robin Merlino from Vienna, Virginia writes about our Photo Tour from Santa Fe:

“Steve, I just wanted to thank you for an incredible afternoon this week. It was the highlight of my week, even though I am a shopaholic! I have looked quickly
at the pix and cannot wait to work on them. Thanks for your help with my camera; I am now off automatic mode!!!! I will definitely look you up again with my next trip to NM. Robin”



Steven Bundy Photography is located in beautiful Taos, New Mexico
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