Go Tell It on the Mountain

Taos Mountain

Sacred to Taos Pueblo and forever condo-free

Taos Mountain, that is. Except you can’t. Go there, I mean, much less beat on a tamborine and scare the elk. But I can extend my vision across the valley with a telephoto shot and zoom in on the end result. This always blows my mind once I download the image onto the iMac and buff it up a wee in Photoshop: my God, it looks like that? Well yes, actually, and to think I only had to walk about 200 yards from home to aim the Pentax. As for the rest of you, if you have an iPad or any other Retina screen device, you can move in even closer on the sacred mountain. These posts are configured to serve your gadget double-sized images (@2x) that look sharp when you zoom in. Works better on a subject that’s not so far away, of course.

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John Hamilton Farr lives in Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A. with his classical pianist wife. “Possibly the only place I can get away with this,” he says. As New York Times best-selling author James C. Moore (Bush’s Brain) put it in a review of John’s first book, Buffalo Lights is the work of a man attuned to the world who sees it differently than you and I and writes about it with a language and a vision of life that is impossible to ignore.” John is the author of BUFFALO LIGHTS, TAOS SOUL, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, and THE HELEN CHRONICLES. He has been publishing online since 1996 (Zoo Zone, Farr Site, MacFaust, GRACK!, FarrFeed) and blogs regularly here at JHFARR.COM. See also → John’s Twitter profile, Amazon Author Page, video channel at YouTube, and website photos at SmugMug. To email John, please see CONTACT INFO on About page.  

  • Pascale Soleil January 2, 2013, 2:17 AM

    I’m digging the new site/look.

    • JHF January 2, 2013, 2:28 AM

      It makes me feel good just to look at a paragraph all naked in the white space! Stick around, I’m going to have fun here.

  • Frank January 2, 2013, 3:19 PM

    New site looks great. Negative space is a good thing!
    Write on, write on.

    • JHF January 3, 2013, 12:13 AM

      Thanks, Frank. I will.

  • Sunday Tidwell January 2, 2013, 7:06 PM

    Stunning photo. Can hardly wait to see what’s ahead in 2013!
    Is this a new camera, as well?

    • JHF January 3, 2013, 12:17 AM

      Hi, Sunday! Glad you like it. No, the same old Pentax DSLR. It’s all in what you point it at! (And I haven’t forgotten about that other business. I’ll send you an email.)

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