Ken Wallace Photography: Blog en-us (C) Ken Wallace Photography (Ken Wallace Photography) Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:32:00 GMT Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:32:00 GMT Ken Wallace Photography: Blog 114 120 Western Wheel This is a new black and white photo called Wheel with Character.   This new photo celebrates the west. It was created in black and white, as the place where the photo was taken was built in 1861. Pinos Altos N.M. was a gold rush town. The Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House was built in 1861. It is still standing today (they serve great hamburgers). It was built to provide services for the goldminers, who were searching for their fortunes. You should buy this photograph to add to your collection

(Ken Wallace Photography) black and white photo digital art photo photography photos of the west shades of gray Wagon wheel Fri, 08 Jan 2021 21:32:06 GMT
Birds singing at Chimayo What do you get Mom for mothers day? You are on lock down, stay at home or just do not have the time to go shopping. Art festivals have all been canceled due to covid-19.  You want to buy MoM something unique to let her know how much you love her. Birds Singing at Chimayo is a wonderful artistic piece that MoM would love. You can buy it on this website with which ever frame you like best. I reallly like it on metal with no frame. I really enjoy creating these unusual pieces of art. Your Mom will enjoy this also. 

(Ken Wallace Photography) Birds Singing at Chimayo Chimayo digital art fine art photography mother's Day photo photography photos St. Francis Mon, 04 May 2020 20:57:23 GMT
The Supranationals 2020 are coming to Albuquerque Start 2020 with a visit to my booth at the Supranational Custom Car Show 2020 Jan. 24th noon to 9:00 PM Jan. 25th 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Jan. 26th 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM at the Lujan Complex at Expo NM in Albuquerque. Yes I will have a photography booth at a car show. I love cars and have lots of photos of them.  Stop, see, and buy a photo in my booth while looking at all the custom cars at the Supranational 2020.

(Ken Wallace Photography) photo photography photos Supranationals Custom Car Show 2020 Sat, 11 Jan 2020 17:48:23 GMT
Sedona Art Festival I have spent the last few days taking photographs at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. I will be posting some of these on the website in the next few weeks. I am heading to the Sedona AZ Arts Festival. It takes place at Sedona Red Rock High School 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd. It starts at 9 AM on Sat. until 5 PM  and on Sunday from 10 AM until 4 PM. I really hope to see you there.

(Ken Wallace Photography) digital watercolor fun in Sedona photos Sedona Art Festival Sedona Events Oct. 12 Sedona Events Oct.13 southwestern photography Wed, 09 Oct 2019 04:30:02 GMT
The Western Series The western territories became states in the 1900s. Since moving to the west in 1999, I have lived in Nevada and New Mexico. I am intrigued by the history of the west. Initially, I began with a series of photographs from different trips in the west. Now I am doing artistic photos from the west using different techniques. Some include digital watercolors, others are digital paintings of parts of a photograph with the purpose of emphasizing the western aspect of a photograph. I hope you enjoy this new series.

(Ken Wallace Photography) digital digital watercolor new series western photography painting" western photography Sat, 10 Aug 2019 21:14:56 GMT
Corrales Artist Studio Tour The Corrales Artist Studio Tour is occuring on May 4 and May 5th. I will be at location 72 which is 107 Kepler Ct Corrales. I want to thank Justin and Pat Kirby for letting me share their studio. More than 80 artists participate in this tour. In the past, I have gone on the tour to see what all the artists are doing. Now I am one of those artists. Corrales is a beautiful village along the Rio Grande between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. This past week I did a 7 day raft trip on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. In a few months I hope to get those pictures posted. More shows are coming up, I hope to see you at one of them. 

(Ken Wallace Photography) CAST Corrales Artist Sudio Tour events May 4 and May %th photographs photos Sun, 28 Apr 2019 21:08:21 GMT
Las Cruces, NM Art Festival It is hard to believe that March is almost here. I driving to Las Cruces, NM on Thurs. Feb. 28th to set up for the Las Cruces Art Fair 2019. It is at the Convention Center. This is an indoor show. This means the weather has minimal effect on the show.  The nice part of Las Cruces is no snow and none in the weather forecast. I will have the photo "Evening two ship" at the show. I hope to see old friends there and if this is like all other shows, I will make new friends.

(Ken Wallace Photography) ken wallace photography las cruces art fair 2019 las cruces nm nm art show photography Sun, 24 Feb 2019 23:01:22 GMT
New Aircraft Photo This is a recreation of a photo I took in 1971 when I was in the US Air Force pilot training program. The aircraft are T-38 Talons and I learned to fly in one of them. The original photo was taken with an Instamatic almost 50 years ago so you can probably guess it's condition now. I decided to recreate the photo when I found a deactivated T-38 suspended in the air on a post at the Gallop, NM airport. I was able to photograph it at the correct angle to remake the photo. I combined the Gallop photo with parts of the original 1971 photo and a sky photo I took about 10 years ago. I also drew parts of the photo by hand on the computer.

If you have an old photo you would like refreshed or recreated, please let me know. I will gladly look at the photo and let you know if I can repair or remake the shot for you. Just scan your original photo and email it to me at [email protected]. Give me a brief description of what you would like done and I'll let you know if I can do it. Also, if you have a nice photo that you would like enhanced and printed on canvas or metal I'll be happy to look at your project and Evening 2-ShipEvening 2-ShipThese aircraft are USAF T-38 Talons & the aircraft that I flew in pilot training in 1971. It's a supersonic jet fighter that once held the time-to-climb world record...stopped on a runway to 35,000 feet in 65 seconds!!! That's correct, 65 seconds. The typical airliner takes 30 minutes to reach that altitude. On takeoff, the aircraft can reach 690 mph in less than 12,000 ft of runway.

The photo is a recreation of one I took in 1971 when I was in pilot training. It's a combination of a few parts of the original photo, a sky shot I took 10 years ago and a photo of the plane I took recently. Some parts of the photo I hand drew on a computer. I had fun recreating this scene & I hope you enjoy it.
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Please enjoy the T-38 photo. If you would like to purchase a copy, please go to the "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" gallery on my website. 

(Ken Wallace Photography) aircraft airplane Fighter Jet photography T-38 Talon US Air Force Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:18:07 GMT
60th Annual Tubac festival of the Arts. I am heading a bit south and to warmer weather. I will have a photography booth at the 60th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts. It is in Tubac, Az. on Feb. 6th thru the 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All you have to do is take Interstate 19 south of Tucson. You will be able to see many of my photos at this show. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in Tubac, Az..

(Ken Wallace Photography) Mt Lemon photo photography saguaro Tubac Arizona Tucson Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:00:00 GMT
Holiday Presents for the Train Lover For the train lover, there is a new photo that would make a great present called "Steaming into the Present". This photograph is of the Durango-Silverton Train being pulled by engine 476 over the Animas River. The engine was on its first run in 20 years so it was traveling from the past into the present with this run. To signify this special event, I started the photo in black and white on the left and faded it into color on the right. The run occurred on Feb 18, 2018 and the train ride was great fun. A second train photo on my website is "Locomotive Waking-up" and is engine 476 the night before its first run. Check it out …. the lighting and steam provided a specular image of the locomotive. These train photos look magnificent on metal and may be purchased on my website under "Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

(Ken Wallace Photography) Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:29:20 GMT
Suprise Az Arts Festival Dec.7 to Dec.9 I will be at another art festival. This time it is the Suprise Arts Festival in Suprise Az  Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. I will have my booth at this art festival which is at the Recreation Campus in Surprise. The selected photo is a new photo that I will have on my photo booth wall. I took this photo with the sun setting as I drove from Lubbock Tx to Roswell NM. We were driving back to Rio Rancho NM from the Winnsboro Tx Art Festival and this was my beautiful view. It was just a glorious sunset and this windmill appeared. I will enjoy meeting old friends and making new friends at this festival.

(Ken Wallace Photography) photo photography surprise az arts festival west texas windmill Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:00:00 GMT
Bugatti I am excited as I got a photograph juried into the 2018 Shades of Gray Show at the New Mexico Fine Arts Gallery.  The photo is called "Veyron in London". It is an image of a 2 million dollar Bugatti Veyron that was sitting on the streets of London in 2016.

The car is a work of art besides being a 230+mph super car. It was stunning in its deep blue color with black accents but, when I converted the image to black and white, the persona of the car sprang to life. The deep black gave the car more character and the reflective surfaces became more prominent; emphasizing the beauty of the shape. 

I chose to de-emphasize everything behind the car to assure the viewers do not lose the automoble's epic beauty in the clutter of the background. This was done by converting the background into a pen-and-ink line drawing. This preserves the essence of a London city street backdrop but doesn't distract one's attention from the beauty of the main character in the scene: the Bugatti Veyron.

Please visit the New Mexico Fair grounds Fine Arts Galley from Dec. 1st until Dec. 27th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM or you can buy this photo on this website.

(Ken Wallace Photography) black and white photo bugatti veyron photo photography shades of gray Sat, 24 Nov 2018 17:41:47 GMT
Winnsboro, Tx Art and Wine Festival On Nov. 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sat. Nov. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., I will have a booth ath the Winnsboro Art and Wine Festival. Where is Winnsboro Texas? It is 90 miles east of Dallas Tx. This is a chance to see my photos in person. It should be a fun day. There will be 75 booths for this festival. Also food and music so you can enjoy the day. One of my favorite fall photos will be in my booth. This is the view from my house in the fall at watermelon mountain time. I look forward to seeing old friends and also to meet new ones at this art festival.

(Ken Wallace Photography) Sat, 03 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT
I have been accepted into another show I just wanted to let you know that I have had two photographs (the 1912 Moon Raceabout and the Coal Hole) accepted into the Atomic STEaM show at The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History here in Albuquerque. This photo art exhibit will display photography that involves Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics: STEAM. The museum, located on the SE side of Albuquerque, is associated with the Smithsonian. This show will be at the museum from Nov. 3rd thru Dec. 30, 2018.

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History

601 Eubank SE

Albuquerque NM 87123


(Ken Wallace Photography) Atomic STEaM photography show photo exhibit photography The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:00:00 GMT
California dreaming or maybe just Pacific Coast Highway dreaming A great photo 4 walls is any ocean scene. Here is one of the Pacific Ocean at Monterey, a favorite place of mine especially during Car Week which takes place annually every August.

I didn't make Car Week this year but for much of Sept I will be driving the Pacific Coast Highway and passing through the area.  The trip will be made from San Diego up to Seattle in a red Camaro convertible, top down!  Hopefully the weather will be sunny and nice or I may get wet.  I hope to take ALL the iconic photos along the way with special emphasis on the Big Sur and Hearst Castle areas. North of San Francisco, I am looking forward to photographing lighthouses and redwoods. In researching this trip, I discovered there are more than 21 lighthouses along the coastline.  After returning to New Mexico from this trip, I will be putting a number of photos on this website for all of you to enjoy.

(Ken Wallace Photography) California Monterey Pacific Coast Highway PCH photo photography Tue, 04 Sep 2018 17:30:00 GMT
Steam Tractors Lining Up for Fall A chance to see early 1900's steam tractors operating will occur again this Labor Day weekend in Rollag, MN. at the 64th annual Western MN Steam Threshers Reunion. If you cannot make it to Rollag, you can still experience the essence of the event through my photograph, "Steam Tractor Line-Up", in the Planes, Trains & Automobile gallery of my website. This photo was selected for the Shades of Gray show at the New Mexico Fine Arts Gallery in Dec. 2017. The photo was taken on a trip to Minnesota over labor day weekend 2017. I remember similar tractors being demonstrated at a like event in my hometown when I was growing up on a farm in central Missouri. When I spoke with the drivers of the steam tractors at Rollag, MN, one of the tractors was from Mo. This photograph looks wonderful in metal.

(Ken Wallace Photography) Mn Steam tractors NM fine arts gallery photo photography shades of gray Steam Tractors Line Up Sat, 11 Aug 2018 22:00:00 GMT
Salida, Co Thank You What a great show. I had a perfect spot in Riverside Park on the Arkansaw River.  This allowed me to watch the kayakers, paddle boarders, and tubers come down the river when booth activity was slow. I enjoyed meeting lots of new people and telling them the stories behind my art. Even when it rained on Saturday afternoon things were good. That's when I sold the 16" x 20" of my "Locomotive Waking Up" photo to a new fan who was in my booth escaping the brief shower.  The story behind that photo is that it was taken the night before it's first trip in almost 20 years.  The story sold the photo!  Salida also allowed me to spend a day jeeping in the nearby mountains taking more pictures. Over the next months, I will put some of those photographs on my website.

(Ken Wallace Photography) Arkansaw River Locomotive waking up Photographs by Ken Wallace Salida Co Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:30:00 GMT
I am at the salida Co art show Hi all, I have booth 16, Riverside Park Salida, Co. art show. I will have my photos in this gorgeous park on the Arkansas River. 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sat the 21st and 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sun. the 22nd. Hope to see everyone here.

(Ken Wallace Photography) 21st 22nd photography Salida Co Sat, 21 Jul 2018 01:34:58 GMT
Lake City Art Show The 4th of July was so much fun. I drove Stirling (my 69 Corvette) up to a car show in Santa Fe, NM. This is the longest I have ever driven Stirling. He did great. Thankfully it was a beautiful day with no rain. Yesterday, we went to fireworks at the Rio Rancho high school. Hopefully, some of those pictures will be worth printing. Fireworks are always tricky to photograph. I am going to be at the Lake City Art Festival on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. This show will be at the Lake City Town Park on Silver and 3rd. I am looking forward to meeting old friends and new buyers.

(Ken Wallace Photography) digital photography" "July 17 2018" "Colorado Art show" Lake City Art Festival Lake city art show photography Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:58:51 GMT
4th of July It is hard to believe that the 4th of July is just a week away. This summer is passing by very fast. Independence Day is a day of celebration by all Americans.  Each summer holiday many individuals fly American flags to represent their patriotism. In addition to flying an actual flag, the photograph Memorial to 9/11 would make a wonderful addition for a 4th of July celebration. This photo represents a memorial to all who died on 9/11/2001 from the terrorist attacks with a flag for each individual. Sandy Ut created this memorial. The picture was taken in Sept. 2015. 

(Ken Wallace Photography) flag flag photographs flags Independence Day photo" Sandy Utah Sandy Ut Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:01:02 GMT
NMACF show is completed WOW had a great show. Lots of fun talking with friends and meeting new buyers and friends. Met a great artist, J.Howard who creates organic pastels. She is from Texas. I sold the Gila Cliff dwelling photo and now will print it on metal. Then I sold 2  photographs of the Locomotive Waking Up. I also sold other items. 

(Ken Wallace Photography) gila cliff dwelling j. howard organic pastels locomotive waking up Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:53:03 GMT
Steam Tractors Order a photo by overnight delivery and you will have it by Father's Day. I know I am really good at procrastinating. That is why I love buying presents online. So many photos to choose from for a present.  I have a suggestion Steam Tractors Line Up. This one is phenomenal in metal. It really makes it pop. I took this photo at a steam threshers reunion in Rollag, Mn in Sept. 2017. This photo was shown at ANMPAS in the Shades of Gray Show in Dec. 2017. I grew up on a farm so it was great fun for me to see all the old steam equipment. They had the steam tractors and a lot of the old equipment running. So interesting to see a steam sawmill working. 

(Ken Wallace Photography) anmpas father's day photo shades of gray steam tractors Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Father's Day I have been a father for 41 years. So this weekend is a time of joy. Many of you are looking for a fathers day present. Well, you could get another tie but who wears ties much any more. Most fathers have way too many ties. However, you could buy a unique present of a photograph for a wall. These photos can be as simple as just matted. They also can be framed or come infused on metal. One of my favorite metal photos is the one titled Watermelon Mountain Time. This photo was taken outside in Oct. of 2017. It was taken at a point during the sunset where the Sandia mountain turns pink. I watch this performance every night.  An unusual feature is this photo has 6 shots that have been stitched together so you can see what actually occurred at sunset. All of the colors are unique during this time of the year. The Rio Grande river provides so many beautiful views of the mountains.

(Ken Wallace Photography) buy a unique present photos sandia mountain watermelon mountain time Sun, 10 Jun 2018 16:53:07 GMT
Park N the Park, Rio Rancho The Park N the Park was a really fun show. A car show for Stirling and a booth of my photos in the vendor area.  I expected to sell some of my car photos.  It was my other photos that sold.  Favorites were the Yosemite Falls Reflection in the Landscape section of the portfolio in my gallery and the Coyote howl from the Fine Art section. The most interesting part was just as we finished packing the truck, a dust storm arrived. The winds were at least 50 mph and a tremendous amount of sand. The tumbleweeds were blowing and rolling also.  Thankfully, we were all packed up. However, we had to quickly put Stirlings top up or he would have filled with sand.  Ken

(Ken Wallace Photography) Mon, 30 Apr 2018 02:04:54 GMT
Where will I be selling photos next I have gotten home to Rio Rancho from the Las Cruces Arts and Crafts Festival. It was great fun meeting many new customers. I have one photo "Freeway Stallions" at the ANMPAS fine arts show that is going on until April 23rd. It is in the fine arts building in Albuquerque at the fairgrounds.  Lots of wonderful photos in that show by NM photographers and they are available for sale also.  This is from 1000 AM to 500 PM each day.  This is a juried show. Next, I will have a booth at the Park N the Park Rio Rancho car show. This is on April 28th from 1000 AM to 300 PM. I will have my photographs there including my classic car photos. I would love for you to stop by my booth.

(Ken Wallace Photography) Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:34:41 GMT