Taos Mountain Moon Rise

Taos Mountain Moon Rise. Driving home from Abiquiu today after a great three day photo tour, I wasn’t expecting to see the scene before me. I knew the moon was rising to the east, ahead of me, as I made my way toward Taos. I was also aware that it was the beginning of a super moon. When it revealed itself from behind a bank of clouds it was indeed “super”. Thanks for looking. G

Taos Mountain Moon Rise

Thistle Notes, Baca Park, Taos, New Mexico

Thistle Notes, Baca Park, Taos, New Mexico. Yes… I wondered what tunes the wind might play through these musical note-like, dried thistles. I thought of the dark background as black as a Steinway Piano. The dry leaves on the stalks made me think of treble and bass clefs on a page of music. In my mind I could here Mozart on the ivories. Thanks for looking and continuing to join me here on my photo of the day. G

Thistle Notes, Baca Park, Taos, New Mexico

Sliver Of A Crescent Moon, San Cristobal

Beautiful sliver of a crescent moon with earthshine tonight, from San Cristobal New Mexico. I love the surprise and flutter in my chest that occurs when I see the crescent moon in the western sky at sunset. I’ve observed it so many times and still it continues to amaze me every time. I hope it does for you too! Thanks for looking. G

sliver of a crescent moon

Here are a couple of images of the crescent moon setting. Enjoy.

http://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/october_12/oct_17_12.html

http://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/october_14/october_20_14.html

Early Morning In The Wetlands

Early morning in the wetlands, Baca Park, Taos, NM. First trip here in a few years. Things are looking pristine. After dropping the kids off at school I would often take a walk through the wetlands toting a 500mm lens on a monopod. This particular morning, last week, I visited with a friend and brought along one camera body and a fixed lens. The simplicity of things, in seemingly complicated times, shout out loud. Thanks for looking. G

Early Morning In The Wetlands

Remnants Of Authenticity #1

Remnants Of Authenticity #1. For the past 12 years I’ve been collecting images of architecture and building details, sometimes whole buildings in decay, more often than not, the tenuous details moments before it’s ultimate demise. So many of the buildings I’ve photographed have expired or are transitioning to rubble. Soon the old adobes will be interred from whence they came. A slightly raised mound, with scattered timbers will remain, as a reminder when the earth has reincarnated all the other elements. “Ashes to ashes dust to dust” … there’s a lot of coming and going in New Mexico! Stay tuned for more images. Thanks for looking. G

Remnants Of Authenticity #1

Highway Sky, Taos, NM

Highway Sky, Taos, New Mexico. I wanted to create a feeling of what it was like driving in to the Taos Valley today. The highway was highlighted by reflected light from the distant cumulus clouds.  The foothills were backlit and very dark. The cumulus clouds were lit by the sun shining above the storm clouds overhead, giving an indication how low the storm clouds really were. And then… the skies opened up and it just now stopped raining here in San Cristobal, five hours later. Thanks for looking. G

Highway Sky, Taos, NM

Homestead Meadow, New Mexico

Homestead meadow, on the road to Mora, New Mexico. This trip around the block turned into exclamations of “ahh”, “oh my”, “did you see that?” one after another.
“Around the block” might literally be a trip around the neighborhood. It may take an hour or two! On the other hand it may be a day trip or a trip lasting a number of days. No matter it’s length, it is a trip which brings us back home all the richer for the adventure and places we’ve explored, the people we met and locations we experienced. This day was just that. We savored each moment and returned home fulfilled and content. Thanks for looking. G 

Homestead meadow