CALUMET SAYS HOWDY, Las Vegas, NM May 2010.

I returned to Santa Fe in the spring of 2010 for a several week long stay that I called my Santa Fe meditation. I spent most of that time by myself and with my camera (still the Sony R1). Therefor I had ample opportunity to explore and photograph. One of the things that I liked about the R1 was that I only had to tote around the camera with it’s incorporated lens, a couple of spare batteries and memory cards, a cable release and a tripod – simple light and compact. That camera was a for a fixed-lens camera, about perfect for my style of photography (more on that at a later time).

Here we go again – another black and white vs color example. I think the color version works best for my taste.


About Thomas Bethune

THOMAS ALLEN BETHUNE I have been interested in photography for most of my life. I started taking photographs with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera when I was eight years old. My early subjects were trains and engineered structures as well as landscapes and family portraits. My interests and vision have matured, but the subjects that catch my eye continue to be of the same genre as my earliest visions. A neighbor man had a darkroom, and he showed me the basics of camera operation and darkroom processing. I took courses in art and photography in high school and college. I worked as an apprentice to a commercial wedding and event photographer, and I was in charge of a recreational dark room while I was in the military. As an adult, I earned a bachelor’s degree in photography from Humboldt State University. My experience with film formats included 35mm, 2 ¼”, and 4”x 5”. I exhibited at galleries near my home in Arcata California, and in Santa Fe New Mexico. All my current work is digital. I am scanning many of my legacy negatives and slides. I sometimes process and print the scanned negatives. I often post them on my blog. I process all of my prints with archival media. An award winning fine art photographer living in a redwood forest. BA Photography Director, Redwood Art Association, Eureka CA Co-curator, F Street Foto Gallery, Eureka CA
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