My Book: Creating Scenic Overlooks in New Mexico

Creating Scenic… NM 2014-09-25 at 10.36.50 AMI am proud to announce the publishing of my new photo book!  A visual collection of images and words, Creating Scenic Overlooks in New Mexico is equal parts travel journal, photography, love letter, and life metaphor.

Reflecting on the diverse land, wide sky, honored architecture, tasty food, and diverse animals, I suggest a scenic overlook can be anywhere that feels good – to you. Although there are no hot-air balloons or snow, I think I captured enough of this scenic southwest State in America to tantalize you to visit…

Modest in size (10×8 inches or 25×20 cm) and brief on pages (28) but robust in photos (65+) it is a big THANK YOU for the gift of scenery in the United States – and life.

See the publishing site page via Blurb by tapping a photo or the Title or here. There is now an E version for iPad (only). Click HERE for that one. You can choose to purchase or simply share it throughout the social networks.  Thank you.

And / or to see select images from the book, visit my Images page Please know that my watermark will not appear on any ordered photos.

Thank you so much for your support and continued followship – and love.Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 2.25.00 PM

 

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Scouting for Soul Food

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Some times, you just have to get in your vehicle and drive…

As part of my job, I am often asked to scout for locations that reside in the country. Some call it rural, others assume the middle of nowhere.  I say, I could do this scout every day.  The metaphors about roads and getting-away-from-it-all are too plentiful. Perhaps another case of over-thinking the simplest of things.  Ironic, that many of us are so busy driving everywhere except where we want to go, we have little time left over to drive where we want to go, for ourselves, with ourselves.

Then there are days when I don’t have anything specific to find but a drive is in order. In most cases, curiosity will literally take me down that road where I always wondered “What is down there?”  Or it could be on the way to somewhere else but I’ve seen that same route too many times.  Always opt for the scenic route or go the other way.

Just get in your vehicle and drive.  Yes, keep an eye on the road but discover the sky and creativity of the clouds.  Pause randomly and look as if you were the widest of camera lenses.  Wave back to the passing farmer because he’s going to wave at you.

Exhale.

A little life location scout of your own will do good.  Think of it as inspiration.  Imprint it to your soul.  Enjoy the journey.  Relish the stops.  Call it back and rediscover it another day.  Make the time – even if you’re going tomorrow.Sun beams from the clouds over AG Treated Jamie Vesay WM IMG_1849 - Version 2

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