Saturday, March 31, 2012

The only flavor of cat food one need buy

Reid Priedhorsky
Available at Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square.

Friday, March 30, 2012

A new generation

Cathy Flowers
Near the Chapel Apartments, August 2010.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Frijoles Canyon, west of Bandelier

Reid Rivenburgh
From the end of the Burnt Mesa Trail, drop partially down into the canyon and go south for this nice view of Frijoles Canyon. March 2012.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bike ride out North Mesa

Amanda Barry
Matthew Hoffman and Penelope Barry-Hoffman enjoy the view at the end of North Mesa. March 2012. (Ed. note: Isn’t it amazing that we get to live in a place like this?)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Snowy commute

Reid Priedhorsky
This was my commute one morning in December 2011. It’s the cut-through between Trinity and Fairway in Western Area.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wood from the ashes

Stephen Wilson
Ski Hill, October 2009.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Evening at Ashley Pond after the Las Conchas Fire

Steve Tenbrink
Steve writes: “I took this at Ashley Pond soon after we were allowed back in town after the Las Conchas Fire in 2011. Note the smoke still hovering over the mountains and the sun shining through the smoke. It felt surreal.” July 6, 2011.

Ed. note: A related interesting tidbit is this. If you open up Google Earth, choose the imagery timeline, and choose the July 2011 imagery (the most recent at the time of this writing), you can actually see smoke and flames from the Las Conchas Fire in the mountains northwest of town.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Red leaves on brown rock

Hilary Clay
Jemez Mountains, December 2010.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Contaminated Area – Do Not Enter

Yvonne Delamater
Warning sign near the Camp Hamilton Trail in Pueblo Canyon. September 2009.

This photo is also featured on Yvonne’s blog.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Acid Canyon lizard

Cathy Flowers
Acid Canyon, July 2010.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sneaky foxes in the back yard

Brian Larsen
Back yard trail cam testing. Woodland Road, January 2011.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Through the looking glass

Julie Smith
Leaving for work early one morning, Julie’s icy windshield caught the sun creeping up over the trees and into these ice crystals. November 2011.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Three hungry hatchlings

Bosley Gravel
These chicks hatched in an ornamental lantern just outside Bosley’s back door in White Rock. He was able to sneak this image with mama bird none the wiser. Early summer, 2011.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Evening over the Main Hill Road

Arthur Larsen. Photo courtesy Brian Larsen.
Anderson Overlook, Christmas 2011.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Trashy park Christmas tree

Amanda Schneider
Amanda writes: “I’m not sure if this was a way to create awareness about not leaving garbage around the park, but that’s what it did for me!” Urban Park, December 2011.

Friday, March 16, 2012

A foggy morning near the abyss

Alex V.
A great fog day, not so common in Los Alamos. Above, the murk swallows the power lines crossing Pueblo Canyon. Walnut Park, March 11, 2012.

(A few hours later, the day was warm, bright, and sunny.)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pueblo Canyon

Reid Priedhorsky
Pueblo Canyon from the East Fork Trail, March 2012.

This photo also published on my personal blog.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Canyon sentinel

Cathy Flowers.
Acid Canyon, July 2010.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ashley Pond before Cerro Grande

Yvonne Delamater
Ashley Pond and the old municipal building, with unburned Sierra de los Valles beyond. October 1991.

This photo is also published on Yvonne’s blog, along with a couple of others.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tree, rock, and sky

Stephen Wilson
Deer Trap Mesa, October 2010.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Be aware of weather conditions

Hi folks,

Quick update today. There is a new submission method: just fill out this web form. I expect the new method to be much simpler for everyone involved.

Thanks, and please keep your wonderful photos coming!


Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
Rendija Canyon, February 2012.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Caught red handed

Photo by Margaret McIntyre.
Timber Ridge Road back yard, March 2012.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Too icy to hike, too beautiful to ignore

Photo by Bosley Gravel.
White Rock Canyon, January 2011.

From the corrections department:

On previous posts, I managed to misspell Yvonne Delamater’s name not once, but twice. Ouch! My apologies. The posts have been corrected.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

First “flowers” of spring

Photo by Yvonne Delamater.
March 6, near the roundabout.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jemez autumn

Photo by Cathy Flowers.
Jemez Springs, October 2010.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Salt patterns

Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
Omega Bridge was windy and blisteringly cold last Friday. These are evaporation patterns on the concrete from snow and salt.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pajarito Mountain snag

Photo by Hilary Clay.
This is a Polaroid (yes, film — one called TZ Artistic, which as far as I can tell is not made anymore); Pajarito Mountain, October 2009.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Zebra mountains and a program note

Hi folks,

We’re a couple of weeks into the new Los Alamos Daily Photo. I’m having a lot of fun with this project, and I hope you are too. I especially like when folks write in the comments to say that they enjoy a given photo.

I think the new blog is going pretty well, but more important is what you, the reader, thinks about it. What do you like about it? How could I improve it? Let me know in the comments.

My goal with this blog is to tell the story of what Los Alamos is like, and how it fits into the world, using photography — and the more different people send in photos, the better I can do this. I know that each one of you has a unique story that no one else can tell, and I’d love to include a little bit of that story in this blog. Details are in “Submit your photos” above, but the logistics of submitting a photo are pretty straightforward:

E-mail with your JPEG photo attached, one photo per e-mail, full-resolution if possible. Please copy and paste the following form and include it in your e-mail:
  • Name: Whatever name you’d like to be credited as.
  • Source: Who took the photo? (If not you, ensure you have permission to submit it.)
  • Location: Where was the photo taken?
  • Date: When was the photo taken?
  • Caption: A couple of sentences to a paragraph about the photo.
Please tell your friends about LADP, and keep sending in your great photos!

Your editor,


Photo by Yvonne Delamater
Post-wildfire “zebra mountains” in Los Alamos Canyon, from Camp May Road. February 2012.

This photo also appears on Yvonne’s blog.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

White snow on black rocks

Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
This rock pit is to the right of the Red Dot Trail. I assume that this sort of thing is caused by the same block slumping process that creates the lava hills and meadows in White Rock Canyon. December 2011.

This photo also appears on my personal blog.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Where shall I drive my golf cart?

Photo by Erin.
In the golf cart and bicycle lane, of course!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Valle Grande

Photo by Stephen Wilson.
Valle Grande, October 2010.