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Taos Pueblo Photo Site 2

by Miles Hecker

Waiting for Geronimo

Waiting for Geronimo 
© Miles Hecker


Shots of this Peublo work best in soft  or overcast light.  I  shot this photo on an overcast  morning  in late December. It was shot at a 35mm focal length equivalent on an 35mm full frame DSLR. Taos Pueblo is one of the few Pueblos that permit photos to be taken of it's cemetary. The result here was intriguing. Is this fellow waiting for his masters return? We will never know.


Early morning gives the best and softest light. The light may be equally soft just before sunset, but you run the risk of the wind coming up. In Taos Pueblo it is customary to ask any tribal member for permission before taking their photo. There is a $6 charge for each camera carried in the Pueblo.


LENS: 24-70mm for 35mm cameras,  17-40mm for crop sensor cameras

FILTERS: none needed


Negative films: the B&W film of your choice


See: Digital cameras for landscape work.


About Miles Hecker

Miles has been involved with photography for over forty years. He teaches digital photography at Casper College in Casper,Wyoming. His photos have won awards from Natures Best magazine,, The Luminous Landscape and Wyoming WIldlife . Miles' photos have been published in American Vignette, Backpacker Magazine, Natures Best Images, Popular Photography, Wyoming Audubon, and Wyoming Wildlife. He is co-founder of WyoFOTO LLC.



November, 2010
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Concepts: Photography, Pueblo, Taos Pueblo, Digital single-lens reflex camera, Digital camera, Digital photography, Full-frame digital SLR, Puebloan peoples

Entities: Taos Pueblo, WyoFOTO LLC, Casper College, Miles Hecker, Backpacker Magazine, Wyoming

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