Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who voted for my image “Light from Above.” I am honored for it to have won in the following international photography contests::

1st Place - Unusual View Point September 2019

1st Place - Landscapes of Southwest USA November 2018

1st Place - The Beauty of Stone July 2017

2nd Place - Abstracts in Nature August 2019

2nd Place - Canyons and Natural Rock Formations June 2019


Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2019 Coming Soon

Although I enjoy watching the balloons from home, I plan to photograph the fiesta this year. I did capture an award-winning image from near my house in 2017.

“Morning Flight” - an image of the mass ascension has earned two international photography awards:

1st Place - Hot Air Balloons September 2018

3rd Place - Multi-Coloured August 2019

Check back for images from this years fiesta.


Nice Surprise!

Last month I had the opportunity to photograph the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train. I have long wanted to be there when there was snow and I was fortunate to have picked the right time.

I captured several images I really like and one of them just won 1st Place in an international photography contest for photographs of trains. My winning image is titled “Around the Bend.”


Upcoming Events

September 15 - Night Sky Photo Workshop at Pecos National Historical Park

October 9 - Presentation to Santa Fe Photography Group

October 18 - Guest judge for the Enchanted Lens Camera Club


Pecos National Historical Park has opened an exhibition of my work that includes images from my time as the first-ever Artist-in-Residence for the park.  The title of the exhibit is:  "A Glimpse of Pecos Through the Lens of Stan Ford."  Tentative plans call for the exhibit to continue until the summer of 2019.  If you have a chance, please stop by the park's museum (inside the visitor's center) and check it out.

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My night image from the Very Large Array facility in New Mexico just won 1st place in the international photography contest “Antennas to Heaven.” I would to thank those who voted for my “Phone Home.”

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Close but No Complaints

I was pleased to learn my image “Texture One” just earned 2nd place in the international photography contest Textures in Black and White. Actually, I am thrilled!