San José Church Los Ojos, NM

San José Church, Los Ojos, NM, stands out in the landscape and from a view across the valley has a backdrop of the Brazos Cliffs. Last weekend we dropped in to the town of Los Ojos and this time the church was very striking against the blue of a New Mexico Sky. We spent an hour browsing the town and making some images. I loved the starkness of this view with the shapes and shadows and all. Thanks for looking. G

San José church los ojos

Taos Plateau Storm Moving In

Taos Plateau storm moving in. I made a little drive this evening as it was getting dark and found this far vista, like a scene from a movie. The storm wasn’t far behind. As I type this, the lightning strikes are huge and the thunder is making the house shudder and shake. The dogs are hiding under the covers. I won’t be making images of the lightning tonight. You won’t find me, the tallest thing out there in the storm, hanging on to a tripod … I am staying in. Thanks for looking. G

Taos plateau

Boardwalk, Steps, Bricks, Pink Wall

Boardwalk, Steps, Bricks, Pink Wall. On our trip through southern Colorado and northern New Mexico to check out the aspens, we dropped in at Tierra Wools in Los Ojos, NM, where I spent some time looking around the architecture in the village. I’ll post a few images over the next few days from this sweet outpost known for it’s fiber arts, yarns and sheep round up each spring and fall. Here is the boardwalk at the entrance to Tierra Wools. I thought the colors had a hint of fall to them. G

boardwalk steps bricks pink wall

Highway 17, Aspens Turning In Colorado

Highway 17, aspens turning in Colorado. Took a drive today over the Cumbres Pass on Highway 17 to check out the aspen colors. We found many groves turning to shades of yellow, gold and red. There are still many green groves, and then there are many groves that, in the words of the band the Eagles, are “already gone”! Thanks for looking, and if you are in New Mexico, get out there over the next week for some prime colors. G

Highway 17, Aspens Turning In Colorado

Highway Sky, Taos, NM

Highway Sky, Taos, New Mexico. I wanted to create a feeling of what it was like driving in to the Taos Valley today. The highway was highlighted by reflected light from the distant cumulus clouds.  The foothills were backlit and very dark. The cumulus clouds were lit by the sun shining above the storm clouds overhead, giving an indication how low the storm clouds really were. And then… the skies opened up and it just now stopped raining here in San Cristobal, five hours later. Thanks for looking. G

Highway Sky, Taos, NM

San Cristobal Sunrise

San Cristobal Sunrise. Every now and again nature nails it. We awoke a couple of mornings ago to the whole house glowing inside from the sunrise light. I wanted to make an image of the interior of the house with the reflected light glancing off walls, windows, furniture and the wood stove. Had I done so, I would have missed this image of the sun rising over the Columbine – Hondo Wilderness out the kitchen window. It wasn’t really a dilemma. Thanks for looking. G

San Cristobal Sunrise new mexico