Morning Fog Lifting, Escondido NM

Morning fog lifting, on a photo tour in Valle Escondido NM. As often happens on a photo tour, we keep spontaneity out front. Generally we have a route and basic itinerary laid out, but it’s easily modified at any point in time. It can be determined by multiple factors. More often than not, though, the main factor is about how much fun we are having and the quality of images we are making in a particular location. We worked this scene for two hours and got many images in the can. Thanks for looking. G

Morning Fog Lifting, Escondido NM

Aspen Light, Valle Vidal, NM

Aspen Light, Valle Vidal, (valley of life) in the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico. When the trees start to turn at this elevation yesterday, (10,000 ft) they’ll go quickly. If you get a chance to make it up there in the coming week, I highly recommend it. Of course there are many other locations nearby that will be peaking very soon too! Thanks for looking. G

Aspen Light, Valle Vidal, NM

Harvest Moon Rise, Sangre De Cristos, NM

Harvest moon rise, over the Sangre De Cristos, mountains illuminating the clouds. This is the view from our driveway in San Cristobal on the night of Friday the 13th. I had meant to post it on the day, but…! So here it is. The warm color is from a forest fire controlled burn in the foothills and the smokey haze affected the color of light in this scene. Happy harvesting and thanks for looking. G

Harvest moon rise, Sangre De Cristos, NM.

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, NM

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Chaco Canyon, NM. Over the months I’ve spent in Chaco Canyon it has got under my skin. If you’ve been to Chaco you’ll know what I mean. If you have yet to visit this place I think you’ll find it might do the same to you. Pueblo Bonito is the largest of the pueblo houses in Chaco. Thanks for looking. G

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, NM

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM. Flash back to 2008 when there were four tipis south of Taos. Over the years they dwindled down to one tipi. It was always fun to check out the location with a gorgeous backdrop of a New Mexico sky. Currently a tipi has recently appeared in the last few weeks making two, so I’ll keep an eye out for future image opportunities. Thanks for looking. G

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Ah Shi Sle Pah, Petrified Wood Stump

Ah Shi Sle Pah Wilderness Study Area. Petrified wood stump in the Ah Shi Sle Pah, NM. This area is like a mini Bisti Badlands and the hike isn’t as far to the amazing geological features. Over the past 30 years I have made many trips to the Ah-shi-sle-pah area. In certain years I have spent whole weeks in there. We found a dinosaur skeleton once. Of course, we left it where we found it! If you’d like to arrange a trip here, let me know. Thanks for looking. G

Ah Shi Sle Pah, Petrified Wood Stump

Sunset, Moon, Wall and Trees

Sunset, Moon, Wall and Trees. Dove into the archives today and found this image from 2010. It was taken across the street from where I lived at that time. Stay tuned for more images from the archives as I traipse down memory lane. Have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday. For my friends in Florida, be safe and we’ll see you on the other side of the hurricane. Thanks for looking. G

Sunset, Moon, Wall and Trees

Cumbres And Toltec Scenic Railroad

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad has terminals in Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. It crosses the state line and travels through some of the most spectacular landscape in both states. It’s also fun to park and watch the train, to take some photos, as it climbs under full steam crossing the terrain. This image is from its arrival at the Cumbres Pass depot. Thanks for looking. G

Cumbres And Toltec Scenic Railroad

Rio Chama Road, Off The Beaten Path

Rio Chama road, off the beaten path in Abiquiu, New Mexico. A quick trip to the red and honey colored rock country in the Chama River Canyon yesterday. The temps were in the mid nineties, exceedingly hot and dry! It was great fun to spend time with my son, listening to his story telling, surrounded by gorgeous scenery and good company. Thanks for looking. G

Rio Chama Road, Off The Beaten Path