Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Month: May 2017

Ant Hill In The Field This Evening

Ant hill in the field in San Cristobal this evening. I love to watch them grow in their individual perfection. I included the elements of the landscape for scale and location. I spotted this particular ant hill this evening and put the camera on the ground to include some sky for balance. Thanks for looking. G


Kayaking The Rio Grande

Kayaking the Rio Grande. A boater negotiates big rapids in the spring run off created by heavy snows this winter. This rapid is on the “Race Course” section of the Rio Grande in Taos County, northern New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G


Red Barn And Ute Mountain

Red barn San Luis Valley with Ute Mountain. The barn was very red all over, and now sits there hosting hawks, owls and the occasional photographer, and fading to a wonderful patina fitting of all old barns out there.

red barn san luis valley with ute mountain

Swainson’s Hawk, San Luis Valley

Swainson’s Hawk, San Luis Valley, Colorado. We stumbled across this beautiful creature and made a few images as it let me know, in no uncertain terms, that I was encroaching on it’s nesting territory. There were many hawks this day and any approach seemed to entice them from the nest, to abandon the chicks in order to distract us intruders. We moved on and left them to their familial duties. Thanks for looking. G



On The Road In Colorado

On the road (literally) in San Acacio, Colorado. I’ve been photographing this building for many years. On it’s last legs, or is that stilts? the old home has been a wonderful subject all this time. Now, as it corkscrews, as the wind torments the siding and the interior folds in on itself, the character of the building begins to resemble that of an elderly person requiring the aid of a walking stick. Thanks for looking. G


Santuario de Chimayo Shrine

Our Lady Of Guadalupe shrine at the Santuario de Chimayo New Mexico. This is a scene I photographed in 1984. In the late 1980’s I created a series of polaroid transfer images. This is a scan of the original “emulsion transfer” process produced on “Arches” water color paper. I think the process lends itself well to the subject matter. Thanks for looking. G

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Santuario de Chimayo

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument at the Taos Junction Bridge in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area section. I’ve used this image as a photo of the day previously but if the proverbial you know what hits the fan we could loose some 27 National Monuments.

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Land Almost Lost features the work of Tom Algire, Kevin Ebi, Michael Frye, Rick Kattelmann, Jerry Monkman, William Neill, Geraint Smith, Tom Till, Larry Ulrich and Matt Witt. All images are copyrighted work of the respective photographers.


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Plaza Blanca, “The White Place”

On a trip to Abiquiu, New Mexico we stopped in to Plaza Blanca, “The White Place” made famous by Georgia O’Keefe and featured in many movies over the recent decades. Thanks for looking. G

Plaza Blanca Abiquiu New Mexico

Bricks And Shadows

Bricks and Shadows “… but we decide which is right and which is an illusion”


Abandoned Truck, Colorado

Abandoned truck in a field, under a tree, in Colorado. Sheltering there under the tree, as if by doing so it might retard the deterioration and rusting. I love it. Thanks for looking. G.