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

Morning Fog Lifting, Arroyo Hondo, NM

Morning Fog Lifting, Arroyo Hondo, NM
Driving into Taos through the hamlet of Arroyo Hondo, NM, the fog rolls in heavily. The valley is heavy with fog and getting thicker as I descend and cross the Rio Hondo. Continuing south, the road started to climb out of the valley, the fog thinned, the sun revealed its ghostly self, the trees showed their colors on the hillside and I pulled over on the shoulder to make this image.

Straight Down

rio grande gorge rapid

US Route 64 winds its way from the Outer Banks, NC to the western terminus near Teec Nos Pos in northeast Arizona. Highway 64 crosses the Rio Grande Gorge over the 600 foot high bridge west of Taos New Mexico. Looking straight down from this “steel deck arch bridge”, the seventh highest in the United States, the Rio Grande creates this hour glass rapid making for a fun river run during the spring snow melt.