San Francisco de Asis. Journal of Photography of the Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM. My latest piece gathered from images made over the years past. I have so many images of this most beautiful adobe building it was hard to choose the ones I did. So … some left for another volume later. Clicking on the picture will take you to the PDF download. Enjoy and as always, thanks for looking. G
State Line Road New Mexico, Colorado Border. Out where we can see for miles in all directions watching the storms build, and where shadows race down the dirt roads ahead of us, is fast becoming a favorite photo tour location and a vast sanctuary for me. Come out for July and August to a northern New Mexico and southern Colorado summer. The fires have diminished. The monsoon rains embellish the afternoons with storms and rainbows and the evenings end with a classic western sunset. Thanks for looking. G
Rainbows over the San Cristobal Valley. When simply heading to the mail box, or anywhere else for that matter, it is compulsory here in New Mexico to pull over and look at a rainbow. We waited for the second rainbow to fully form but the storm was moving very quickly and it didn’t quite make it. The main rainbow lasted for about twenty minutes. Not a bad way to spend twenty minutes during the day. Thanks for looking. G
A couple more images.
Ruins of America Trading Post, near Dove Creek. Colorado. A dollar for this photo, thanks Ron, and signs declaring, “Welcome come on in…” “Pull” ” Push” “Closed” and in the image below on the door is their motto. I’m not knocking it! It’s a fine motto. Even though the place was closed I think the chair and brooms were a nice homey touch. Oh… they also have maps and information, books, salvage, antiques, coffee and of course, BEANS! Thanks for looking, and understanding. G
Trading Post motto… “May our motto always be that our customers enter in anticipation and leave without regrets”
Dryland Beans, Ruins of America Trading Post sign. I always thought, the numerous times I’ve passed this place, that it was the “beans” that ruined America.
Tree grove and sky, Cumbres Pass, Highway 17, Colorado. Looking up, way up to find this charming little scene on a photo tour last week. A sun roof helps in spotting locations. Here’s another shot from last fall. Thanks for looking. G
Mammatus clouds over the Taos Valley. A drive by iPhone pano out the window of an afternoon thunder storm bringing hail to some elevations and rain to most places. It was great to see so much standing water where we haven’t seen any for a long time. I left some raw steel for an art project out in the heavy rains and hail to rust. Looking forward to the results tomorrow. In case your wondering, I did make a high resolution panorama of this scene. It will take a little work to put it together matching pixels in the cloud formations. Thanks for looking. G
Road Side Art, Carson, New Mexico. “My kid could have done that!” … I’m sure some kid did do it. I really like it. I see it every time I pass through the village and it makes me smile. If you are driving through the area, stop in and play a game of skittles while you’re there. Thanks for looking. G
Sky ladder to the blue. The thunder storms came today, this was the clearing after the rain. It came as a promising outburst. Thirty minutes later it felt more like a tantrum. There is still the rumbling, rolling sounds of thunder over the mountains. Looking forward, at some point, to a good ground soaking. Thanks for looking. G
The east tower at San Isidro Catholic Church, Las Mesitas, Colorado. Looking up inside the tower of this church, destroyed by fire in 1975, reminded me of all the times I’ve stared at the sky through the ancient ruins of abbeys and monasteries back in the U.K. Thanks for looking. G
An image pulled from the on site information plaque of the church of San Isidro in it’s former glory days.
Green room at the Tierra Amarilla Trading Post. Stopped in on a photo tour today. Most of this building was intact when I first saw it many moons ago. Now it is returning to the earth with shrubs and party people occupying the main rooms, but the mural retains its vigor and charm it has always had. Thanks for looking. G
Miami on the plains, Eastern New Mexico. Lone tree and an incoming storm out on the plains near Miami, New Mexico, out where one can see forever. One of the comments I get from visitors, “I can’t see this far where I live,” they tell me. The plains, here, are one of my favorite locations for stark minimal landscapes. Thanks for looking. G