A band of wild horses and foal in southern colorado. A month earlier when first spotted, on a photo tour, the foal could only have been two or three days old. Two days ago, exactly one month since the first encounter with the band, we observed a very healthy young foal thoroughly at ease with the cold temperatures and keeping up with the band. A delight to see as foals born here in the wild, in winter, have a slim chance of survival. Thanks for looking. G
At a bend on the Rio Chama in Abiquiu NM. A warm and clear winters day. I love the subtle colors of a New Mexico winter. I can honestly say I love winter photography excursions. For one thing I am mostly alone with my thoughts and camera. With no distractions and when the mind clears the images come. This image actually accounts for 1/1000 of a second of my day. The rest of the time was spent in a form of meditation of which this image is the appreciation of that moment. Thanks for looking. G
“Out and About” Photography Exhibit In The Fechin Studio, Taos Art Museum at Fechin House.
If you are in Taos from now through the end of April 2018 please visit the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. I am honored to have two dozen pieces hanging in this solo exhibit entitled “Out And About” in the beautiful Fechin Studio. Reception Saturday March 10, 4 – 6pm Click here for more information
Located at Taos Art Museum at Fechin House – 227 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, New Mexico 87571
New Work. “Remnants”
The Fechin Studio is proud to present the photographs of Geraint Smith, hanging now through April. The exhibition, entitled “Out and About”, showcases Geraint’s ability to capture the iconic images of Northern Mexico and Southern Colorado.
Geraint quotes Dewitt Jones, “The banquet is spread constantly, with no thought of whether anyone will attend. If I were receptive enough, perhaps I would see it in everything. But I’m not, so photography is one of the tools I use to help me concentrate, to help me see deeply, to block out all that is extraneous and see that which is essential.”
Winter photo tour clients on photo tours in Abiquiu, the Rio Grande Gorge, and southern Colorado.
Any Wilson on a three day Abiquiu and the Rio Chama valley tour
Chris on the Red Rock tour in Georgia O’Keeffe country around Abiquiu and the Rio Chama Valley.
Mike working with moving water on the Rio Pueblo.
John on a southern Colorado winter photo tour of abandoned spaces and winter landscapes.
Just a few of the hundred or so wild horses we photographed on a wild horse photo tour in southern Colorado last month. The young foal was born a couple of days before.
International truck, under the cottonwoods and in the shadow of Cerrito Blanco, Abiquiu, New Mexico. It’s been for sale for quite some time now. I’ve been on many photo tours out there in the last year watching its demise. It is deteriorating fast and going to ground, literally. Thanks for looking. G
From the red willows to the mountain. Taos Mountain. One of the most gorgeous views of the sacred mountain, and home of the “Red Willow People” Taos Pueblo. The snow was an added bonus when the clouds cleared this afternoon and the welcomed moisture. Thanks for looking. G
Here’s another view from a ten years ago.
A moody morning sky, at the St. Francis Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. The fast moving clouds filtered the sun making it look as if in a hurry to rise. The heavy silhouette of the adobe church building held fast to the ground and the earth from which it is built, while the sky swirled over and around it. Thanks for looking. G
Ice patterns on the Rio Chama, Abiquiu New Mexico. Exploring, seeking, and open to receiving. Following are some words close to my heart from photographer Dewitt Jones. “The banquet is spread constantly, with no thought of whether anyone will attend. If I were receptive enough, perhaps I would see it in everything. But I’m not, so photography is one of the tools I use to help me concentrate, to help me see deeply, to block out all that is extraneous and see that which is essential.”
Thanks for looking. G
Cerro Pedernal (Georgia O’Keeffe’s mountain) through the rock pools at Abiquiu Lake. Always on the look out for new views everywhere… putting the camera on the ground reveals a composition I hadn’t discovered before. I like to look at the creations of painters and sculptors as my main inspiration. Perhaps I’ll take up painting one day soon… the studio is already full with pieces of sculpture. I’m very fortunate to be continually connected, daily, to the natural environment. I am nature! Thanks for looking. G
Dawson cemetery, in Colfax County, New Mexico. Dawson was the site of two separate coal mining disasters in 1913 and 1923. Dawson is located about 17 miles northeast of Cimarron, New Mexico. The township is gone but the cemetery remains. Growing up in a mining community in south Wales in the UK, it can be very moving to see the grave markers of the hundreds who died in two extreme mining accidents in this former township. I made this image last August when the afternoon sunlight through the thunderstorms and sunflowers accompanied the white grave markers of those killed in the two separate disasters. Thanks for looking. G
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Hood ornament on a Dodge “Job Rated” Truck. We love these old trucks and cars left in fields, abandoned on verges or in roadside hedgerows, parked in front yards and on occasion in found in arroyos and ravines. Now homes to varmints and hornets, they still romanticize a fascination with a bygone era. Thanks for looking. G
Chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Cañon, Taos NM. One cross many shadows. This little chapel is adorned with at least nine crosses on the outside. If one counts them and all the shadows, then I’m sure this is a very blessed place, and iconic New Mexicana. Always a favorite stop on a photo tour. Thanks for looking. G