The Procession of Little Angels

Keith Marroquin, my friend and colleague, and Wallace

Open Studio

Fort Lowell house

Adobe home in the Fort Lowell area of Tucson.

An old adobe home in the Fort Lowell area of Tucson, Arizona. The fort was the base for US Army cavalry troops who protected the Santa Cruz valley from raiders.

San Xavier del Bac

San Xavier del Bac

The National Historic Landmark, located about 10 miles south of Tucson, Arizona, was founded as a Catholic parish church in 1692, with construction of the current structure completed in 1767. The “White Dove of the Desert,” as it is nicknamed, serves the native Tohono O’odham peoples.

The Ventana Variations

Ventana Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains

The Ventana Variations

A view of the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson, Arizona

An image created by combining three nearly identical photographs of the same scene.

This image is the latest in a new series of experiments in which a series of side-by-side shots are blended together to create a sharper, richer one. In this case, a camera with a 70-210mm lens was placed on a tripod in vertical, or portrait, mode. Three shots were taken, each slightly to the right or left of the others. In a computer, software was used to overlay the three overlapping shots to line up the tall saguaro cactus near the center. The extra image area on either side was trimmed away. The goal is to create an image so detailed that a much larger print may be produced without loss of definition. Here, the blended image was nearly 200 megabits in size; the trimmed version (which was brightened and subjected to other typical edits) was approximately 155 MB in size. What you see here was reduced from a JPEG copy that is about 9 MB in size.
In the distance are the Santa Rita Mountains. The camera was placed in the Tucson Mountain Park west of the city of Tucson, Arizona.

Neal’s first successful attempt at stitching together a panorama from five images

A panorama of five images stitched together in Photoshop, a first for this photographer.

This is the result of an experiment in combining several vertical images into one horizontal panorama.
One aim is to maximize sharpness.
The images, merged in Photoshop, are edited in Lightroom as one file which retains all the rich data captured by the camera.
This was the first successful attempt by Neal to stitch together multiple images in Photoshop.
In this case, he used five images of the same scene, each of which overlapped slightly, created by panning the vertically oriented camera left to right.

Sunset on the Santa Rita Mountains

Sunset and the Santa Rita Mountains in Tucson, Arizona.

The view of the Santa Ritas from across Tucson, Arizona.
This photograph was taken from Sunrise Drive in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains on the city’s northside.
The string of automobile headlights in the center right are from Craycroft Road.

With Sacred Sage Smoke I Bless This Hallowed Ground

Blessing with sage smoke

A Tohono O’odham elder’s blessing

Facepaint: One of the Angels

Day of the Dead facepaint

Procession of Little Angels