Lava Rock, In The Taos Volcanic Field

Lava rock taos volcanic field new mexico
Crossing arroyos at this time of year in the Taos Volcanic Field, one encounters slick rock formations where flash flood water collects in fissures and ice forms. The erosion cycle continues, expanding and contracting. Many forms of geology catch my attention in this place. I slow my pace, and line up some compositions. Secretly I enjoy a moment to breathe and fill my lungs, under the guise of image making. Sometimes that is what it takes.

Sangre de Cristo Chapel, Cuartelez, NM

Sangre de Cristo Chapel, Cuartelez, NM
Little white chapel in the Española valley on the road to Chimayo, NM. On an annual photo tour on black Friday with clients form San Juan Capistrano, CA. Their family spend Thanksgiving in Santa Fe every year, it’s a pleasure to go photographing with them and show them some more of the beauty in northern NM. Beats the mall!

Plaza Blanca Slot Canyon

Plaza Blanca slot canyon abiquiu new mexico photo tour
In Plaza Blanca on a warm fall day, the narrowing slot canyon walls are alternating zones of cool, noticeably moist, air and radiating warm dry air. As one proceeds, the canyon closes in, the growing feeling of solitude embellishes the senses and grounds the body in the womb of the earth. All the while, white cliffs languishing in the sun, under an intense blue sky, draws ones gaze upward.

Adobe Abode, Taos NM

Adobe abode taos new mexico abandoned building

When driving around looking for images to make, I’ll often find a place to pull over and return to what I saw. On occasion the scene I saw was created by the motion of objects passing more objects. Other times the pre-visualization comes together. I whipped past this scene of abandonment along the roadside. I’ve driven by it many times. It was pouring rain. The window caught my eye first but the muted colors are what appealed to me most. The fabric, the cockeyed rafters made for two whimsical elements, and the warm tones of the grasses added color and softness.
Adobe Abode


Moon Rise and an Ultralight, San Cristobal, NM

ultralight and moon rise san cristobal new mexico

Rising over the Sangre de Cristo foothills this evening the moon revealed itself as I watched it from the kitchen window. I picked up my camera and wandered outside on to the deck and set up. I could hear the buzz of a small engine aircraft somewhere off in the distance. I trained my lens on the moon … the sight of which made me gasp … then the ultralight trike ascended the ridge revealing itself. I can imagine the view the pilot had of the moon rising this evening. Keep an eye out for the “supermoon” on the evening of November 14, 2016