Thursday, April 20, 2017

Elvis and his Harleys
Elvis purchased one of his first Harleys in1955 with the proceeds from his original Sun Records contract.  It was just the beginning of a life long love affair the King had with motorcycles.  The myth today surrounds a missing1971 Harley which Elvis granted to Priscilla in 1972 at their divorce.  Where is it?  Does someone, somewhere, own this famous bike?  Tune in Friday, April 21 to Talon's Tips and Tales at 11 am MT on to hear the story unfold.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Flattest Camera in the West
Tune in tomorrow, April14, at 11 am MT for Talon's Tips and Tales on KMRD.FM/Listen
for some hot tips on using you phone camera.  Several years ago while working on a commercial photography assignment I was asked a question which has stuck with me ever since. The question? What’s in your tool kit? In other words, what do you need to get the job done? A camera is a tool, and a powerful one at that.  It’s not so much about the camera, but how it’s used. Good photographs require the photographer to slow down, see, and personally express the world in front of them.  How do you do this traveling on a motorcycle? The answer is simple. Keep it simple. Travel light.  A basic set of tools can generally meet most challenges you may encounter on the road.  Chances are the phone you carry comes with a pretty good camera. Here are a few tips for using your phone camera to capture your next ride. 

Like a copy of the tips and techniques for making photographs with the Flattest Camera in the West?  Click here for a free copy.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Lady Bikers
Did you know there are 1.2 million lady bikers in the US?  Did you know Bessie Stringfield was the first black woman to ride a motorcycle across the US in 1930.  Did you know Debby Pearson of Santa Fe, NM rode the Hoka Hey Challenge riding over 14,000 miles across the US in three weeks?  Tune in Friday April 7 at 11 am MT to KMRD-FM 96.9 or streaming on the web at to Talon's Tips and Tales for amazing stories of lady bikers and a live interview with Debby Pearson.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Sunday, April 2, 2017

This past week was spent traveling across and photographing the New Mexico landscape.  I was teaching a black and white landscape photography workshop in Santa Fe.  

Here is a thought from the week.  Landscape is the visible features of an area of land, its landforms and how they integrate with natural or man-made features.  The character of a landscape helps define the self-image of the people who inhabit it and a sense of place that differentiates one region from other regions. It is the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Tribute to Chuck Berry
Tune in Friday March 24 at 11 am MT to KMRD 96.9 or streaming at to Talon's Tips and Tales for a tribute to the founding father of rock 'n' roll.  Stories, music, and a history of the man who put the rock 'n' roll in music.

be strong, be safe, Talon

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tune into Talon's Tips and Tales

My good brother Ken Wolverton, and incredible artist in Madrid, gave me the green light to use a photo I made of his amazing KMRD sign for our new radio show.  Thanks Ken!

Tune in tomorrow March 10 at 11 am MST.  Live interview with Greg MacGregor.  In 1980 Greg created the photography program at California State University, Berkeley.  He has been photographing non-stop since 1968.  During that time he has published four books and has had eighty exhibits.  His photographs deal with both fine art and documentary.  Greg carries with him over 60 years of riding motorcycle of all makes and models.  He has some amazing stories to share.  You don't want to miss it!

Remember you can stream the show live at

be strong, be safe, Carlan...aka Talon 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Moto-Photo Radio : Talon's Tips and Tales

What a ride!  If you missed Talons Tips and Tales today on KMRD today, you can listen to the recorded show by clicking here.  Thanks very much to all the folks around the country who listened in via the live stream on KMRD-FM.  BIG shout out to all of you!  Stay tuned for next week's program!   Set your calendars for Talon's Tips and Tales Friday's 11a.m. MST.

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Moto-Photo Radio

Hey all you folks out there in cyberland!  Here's the latest news from RIDE NEW MEXICO.
Launching this Friday March 3 Moto-Photo Radio airs live every Friday at 11:00 a.m. MST.  Tune to KMRD FM-LP 96.9 Madrid, NM for Talon's Tips and Tales From the Seat of My Motorcycle.  Carlan's, aka Talon, hour-long program shares credos from the road sprinkled with photo tips, live interviews and much, much more.  KMRD streams live around the world at  Tune in and hold on for the ride!

be strong, be safe, Carlan

Monday, January 30, 2017

Freedom of the Road - RIDE NEW MEXICO

For the past several months Nancy and I have been scrapping, plastering, painting, and creating.  What have we been creating?  RIDE NEW MEXICO, located in the historic village of Madrid.  In New Mexico we boast it’s the last frontier.  It’s where you can ride for miles on open roads and sometimes not see another vehicle.  It’s where the sun shines 320 days a year.  It’s high desert; it’s where the road meets the sky; it’s 14,000-foot mountains, it’s cowboys, artists, pueblos and green chile.  It's where you can take a moto-photo motorcycle tour or climb in a classic sidecar and capture the freedom of the open road.
Ride New Mexico Headquarters is a whole lot more than a starting point for moto-photo and sidecar tours, it features an extensive collection of  classic black and white moto-photo prints from my HOG® Magazine blue highway series.  Specialty maps, books, caps, t-shirts and motorcycle spirit bells are also available.  Two wheels or four, Nancy and I welcome you to stop by, say hello.

At Ride New Mexico we support:


be strong, be safe, Carlan and Nancy