Three Day Grand Tour
On a three day grand tour we will cover the following locations. The itinerary can be modified depending on weather and time of year.
Day 1: High Road to Taos
Locations include: Native and Hispanic villages on the High Road to Taos, Penasco, Las Trampas, Truchas and Chimayo. Drive home along the High Road to photograph the light in “Milagro Beanfield” country and the valley of Llano de San Juan.
Day 2: Abiquiu, and the Chama River Valley
We will spend a day in the haunting yet enchanting landscape of Georgia O'Keefe country in Abiquiu, exploring rock and earth formations in and around the Rio Chama Valley.
Day 3: Sites of Taos
Spend a day photographing the sites of Taos. Old trucks, abandoned long ago, in fields with Taos Mountain as a back drop. Picturesque villages, tipis and the occasional rainbow. Acequias, ancient water courses bringing life to the fields and farms in the Taos valley for centuries. At the end of the day capturing the early evening light at the world famous St Francis Church in Ranchos de Taos, immortalized in paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and the photography of Ansel Adams.
The Rio Grande Gorge and beyond
We will visit the Rio Grande as it winds it's way through Orilla Verde National Recreation Area, a home to beaver,otter, blue heron and big horn sheep. Surrounded by majestic volcanic cliffs and overlooks, on a short hike off the beaten track, we will photograph petroglyphs, riparian habitat and views of the Rio Grande Canyon. This photo tour is also spectacular in winter time when the Rio Grande Gorge is at its most peaceful and wildlife more abundant
Cost: $1250 per person
Call 505-501-4880 to reserve a date that suits you for your own personal photo tour.
Pick up points for tours are at your Taos, NM hotel, B&B, VRBO, Airbnb, your local residence or a location that is convenient for you. Meeting points for locations outside of Taos can be arranged when reservations are made.
We had the opportunity to do three days of photo touring with Geraint. What a treat!
We were able to do three different tours, all of which were outstanding. The High Road to Taos, Georgia O'Keeffe Country, and the Rio Grande Gorge area were all a visual delight. The added plus was that the Cottonwoods had changed to their fall colors, a golden yellow. Magnificent!! Geraint 's intimate knowledge of knowing the time of day for the best natural light on the preferred shot was a real added plus. He was able to incorporate historic architecture, western weathered buildings and churches, old country stores, and a whole lot more into our day. It was a photographers delight! If you are an avid photographer you will really enjoy Geraint's tips and instruction. When we began our time with him he was our guide, at the conclusion of our time we parted friends.–Bill and Gretchen Northrup - Columbus, Ohio