Community Feature is Up and Running

Okay folks, not sure where this is going exactly but the community feature here at the ranch is up and running

Stop on by, let her fly if you have anything you want to discuss.

As you will see, I created some groups, Documentary, wedding, portrait, book-publishing, etc.

As you will see in the registration page. The idea is to create conversation, not confrontation. So, I’ll monitor accordingly.

I look forward to meeting new folks, connecting people and hearing what whispers are passing through our shared worlds.

Use the button in the upper right of the homepage to sign up, and know that these are the early days so if there is a bug or two…think baby ducks. It will all be good in the end.

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Smogranch Featured on Pictory: In Deep

Hey folks,

Don’t know if you know about Pictory? I was just introduced to them a few weeks ago by someone at Blurb. They told me grand stories, about the coolness, the funk, etc. So, being the interested guy I am, I checked it out.

I noticed they had a feature about water and I submitted a snap. So when my email alarm laser defense system went off with an email from Pictory Command Central I thought some positive things might happen.

Low and behold…they featured my image.

The point is not to blow my own horn. The point is for me to tell you, “Hey, check out what they are doing.”

PICTORY: IN DEEP

Smogranch Featured in Flash Flood

Recently I was alerted to the fact there existed a new, online publication regarding contemporary photography in New Mexico. Checking the list of founders, I was pleasantly surprised to see a familiar name or two, so I sent off an email of congratulations.

I began to think about my photography, about New Mexico, and wondered what I had from the region. This place, the “Land of Enchantment,” is one of my favorite places in the world. If you have never been, you must go. That is all I can say.

In fact, I recently did a radio interview and was asked about my favorite location I had traveled to, and without hesitation I replied, “New Mexico.” When I’m in New Mexico I feel different. I feel more connected, to both the land, and those around me. There are tensions there, both man made and the natural kind, but these tensions are what gives the region its flavor.

This image is active, so it will link you directly to the site. This feature was on the Flash Flood Blog, so don’t forget to check out the main site.

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The story relates to my move there, and a trusty pickup that is no longer with us.

www.flash-flood.org