This is a “Danzante” which roughly means saint dancer. These folks gather at Round Mountain north east of Tularosa to celebrate the 1868 battle of Round Mountain between Spanish settlers and the Apache to the east.
This is the second year I have covered this event, and I love it. It is so unique, totally Tularosa and the folks participating are always glad to see me.
I like that the lady on the left is out of focus. It draws attention to the man on the right, who is the subject of the photo. Plus the praying and flags will play well around here in conservative land.
Baseball season is about to begin. We have a very small time team in Alamogordo, lower than A ball, lower than independent ball. But this is my favorite. There is a certain poetry to the incompetence of it all. If a guy gets on first base, he more than likely will steal second. And the catcher will more than likely miss the throw. I love it.
I always take a pitcher shot to begin the season. It’s easy and it looks cool. I’ll get to the double play action later.
This rancher gave a presentation at the Otero County Commission on Monday. He and some other ranchers are upset that the United States Forest Service has fenced off some of the land the ranchers use to graze their cattle.
Here is a kid hitting a foul ball. His name is Richard. He plays for Alamogordo.
This is a photograph of workers digging up an old Alamogordo landfill to search for old Atari games. I am covering the event tomorrow. Hurray.
I went to the Air Force base to shoot this for another paper. It was international media day. These things are kind of scary looking. I wouldn’t want to be under one.