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A few “classic” photos

I mentioned in an earlier post that my daughter Claire took black & white photos during our western trip on my old film camera that she calls “the classic.”  We just had that film processed (since Claire doesn’t have access to the dark room at school during the summer) and I thought I’d post a couple of her shots for all to see. 

The shot above was taken in the church yard of the 1760 mission church in Las Trampas, on the High Road to Taos.  Claire said this was her favorite of about 140 shots she took during the trip. 

The second photo I’ve posted is from Acoma, where Claire took two full rolls of film.  She loved the mission church at Acoma, so I’ve posted a shot she took of the bell tower early in our tour of the site.  There are so many great opportunities for photos at Acoma — the buildings and landscape are so evocative both individually and together.  In the photo at right, I liked the interplay of the clouds, stone, and metal of the bell.

The third photo is another Acoma shot.  After posting two details, I have included a view Claire took of the buildings on the mesa.  At one point she said, “It seems that every corner you turn offers another great photograph.”  And she’s right.  If you missed it, our post from Acoma can be found in the earlier posts under the Heritage Travel tag. 

Finally, I didn’t realize Claire had taken so many photos at the Grand Canyon until we had the film processed, but they were great to see.

I’ve posted one of Claire’s landscapes of the Grand Canyon which I especially enjoyed…and I hope you will as well.

More to come…


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I am David J. Brown (hence the DJB) and I originally created this personal blog more than ten years ago as a way to capture photos and memories from a family vacation. After the trip was over I simply continued writing. Over the years the blog has changed to have a more definite focus aligned with my interest in places that matter, reading well, roots music, and more. My professional background is as a national nonprofit leader with a four-decade record of growing and strengthening organizations at local, state, and national levels. This work has been driven by my passion for connecting people in thriving, sustainable, and vibrant communities.


  1. Dolores says

    damn! when are my kids going to get that talented @ something? And how do we order prints?

  2. Claire got a smile from the comment. Thanks. Just let us know which print you want and we’ll see what we can do.


  3. Nancy says

    Your daughter is very talented. Her photos are quite beautiful. I hope she continues her interest in photography.

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