Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Month: December 2016

Sunset on the Cottonwood Trees

This location has been a feature over the last month. Seems like a good way to end the year with a sunset on the cottonwood trees in El Prado, NM

Red-tailed Hawk, El Prado

Hawk and Starlings
Driving past this scene in El Prado I spotted the potential for an image. I made a u-turn and found that I could line up the Red-tailed Hawk in front of the brighter cloud giving it the back lighting. The hawk has a penchant for Starlings. Timing is everything. Thanks for looking.

Ute Mountain Clouds

ute mountain cloud
Ute Mountain, is a free standing extinct volcano in northern New Mexico rising 3000 feet above the valley floor on the Colorado border. It’s distinctive shape looms on the plateau and can be seen from many miles in any direction. It is a focal point landmark in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. In this image it is shrouded in cloud and can often be seen celebrating its own weather system.

Taos Mountain Winter

As the storm clears Taos Mountain is seen in all it’s winter finery.

Adobe Snow Lines

adobe and snow on the st. francis church
San Francisco de Asis, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Ice On The Road Shoulder

Ice designs along the roadside. I stepped out of the car, looked down and these designs were staring up at me. Sometimes something is right under my nose or in this case my feet.

San Luis Valley Ranch, Colorado

San Luis valley ranch Colorado
Winter in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. What impressed me when I came across this scene was the skinny wedge created by the fence and distant brush pointing to the tree and the house. The abandoned adobe building on the left added balance to the scene. The simplicity of these elements set in the snow with the massive nothingness of the sky is indicative of much of the wide open space and vastness of the San Luis Valley. It is a favorite place to visit and make images. Check out the workshops I conduct in the area HERE

On the road in New Mexico

Sometimes something catches your eye and you just have to pull over and make a picture. They still have christmas lights hanging on the marquee. Which year they were last illuminated … well, your guess is as good as mine.