Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Early iris

Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
An iris spotted in a Western Area yard yesterday morning. The white substance is not quite snow but rather graupel — snowflakes that have been coated with hoarfrost as they fell, forming little white balls.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Burned ponderosa near Upper Crossing

Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
A large ponderosa killed by the Las Conchas fire, not far from where the Upper Crossing trail begins its descent into Frijoles Canyon. February 20, 2012.

This photo also appears on my personal blog.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Field conditions

Photo by Erin.
Western Area Park, November 2011.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Descending the Main Hill Road

Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
One of the things that I find wonderful about Los Alamos is the stupendous views everyone you turn. For example, all we’re doing here is driving out of town, and yet we get to look at the beautiful Sangres all the way down the hill.

p.s. I was in the passenger seat.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Overlook Park softball fields, White Rock

Photo by Rene Lovato Davis.
X Lovato Field at Overlook Park, dedicated 1975. “Excellence is doing the right thing even when no one can see you.”

Friday, February 24, 2012

When seasons collide

Photo by Craig Martin.
 An unnamed canyon in Los Alamos County. November 3, 2011.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A suave gentleman

Photo by Erin; source artwork unknown.
This gentleman keeps watch over the hallway outside the ladies’ room at the medical center.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Deer Trap Mesa juniper

Photo by Hilary Clay.
Off Deer Trap Mesa, with digital overlay. October 2009.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A fort in the woods

Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
This fort is near Gonzales Road, north of Camino Encantado on Barranca Mesa. February 2012.

This photo also appears on my personal blog.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Out of order

Photo by Erin.
Metzger’s gas station at Diamond & Sandia, December 2011.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

New LADP is live; please submit your photos!

Snowy golf course and Sierra de los Valles beyond. Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
Hi folks,

We are “go” for the new, collaborative incarnation of Los Alamos Daily Photo! If you have any Los Alamos related photos that you’d like to share on this blog, please send them to me. The Submit your photos instructions are above, as well as a new About page.

LADP also has a new web address: The old blogspot address will continue to work, but please share the new link.

I’m still working out all the kinks, so please do send me your questions and feedback! Your friendly editor can be reached at

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Construction season at LADP

Reid here. I’m very excited to be taking over the editorship of LADP and feel honored that Larry is willing to entrust me with the future of the project. The key new direction I have in mind is to expand LADP’s photographer pool, drawing most or all content from community submissions rather than my own work. I’ll be posting more details on my plans later, as they converge.

But first, I’d love to get a feel for the current readership and listen to any suggestions you might have. Who are you? Why do you come here? What do you think the future of LADP should be like? Please write a comment on this post, or you can e-mail me directly at

In terms of my own context, I was born and raised in Los Alamos and graduated from LAHS in 1997. I left for Minnesota and earned my B.A. and Ph.D. there before returning to Los Alamos last November. I study how social computing systems can help us make quantitative sense of the real world, and I hope to build a career here and remain indefinitely. I am married and have one child on the way.