Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Month: June 2017

Highway Sky – Smokey Sunset

Highway sky. Heading south in to Taos, NM on highway 522, the sunset casts an eerie twilight glow over the mesa roadway and reflects off the cloud poised over the Sangre de Cristo foothills. The sun setting behind and through the fire smoke, filtering the light from the west, created this effect. I like the look of the image but the smoke in the atmosphere is getting tiresome. Thanks for checking in. G

highway sky sunset

Cottonwood Rainbows

Cottonwood rainbows. What the magpie in yesterdays image didn’t see. As the rain clouds moved through and the sun played peekaboo behind the clouds in the west, there were two rainbows, then one, and then a brighter one, and then two again. This is another view I had yesterday from the deck in San Cristobal. Thanks for looking. G


Magpie Rainbow Sunset

Magpie and rainbow from San Cristobal, New Mexico. I love it when I go out to watch a weather event happening and there is a compadre right there with me. This is one of the parents who have a nest in our juniper trees. When the juveniles started calling, demanding attention, this bird took off to take care of their needs. I stayed for sometime longer to enjoy the scene and watch the sunset and numerous lightning strikes. Thanks for looking. G

Magpie and rainbow

Adobe, Bell And Clouds

Adobe, bell and clouds. An other flashback moment to 2004 with that New Mexico evening light on a gateway and bell in the Ranchos Valley, Taos, New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G


A Family Of Canada Geese

A family of Canada Geese paddling along in the morning sunshine reflecting in the waters of Monte Verde Lake, Angel Fire, New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G


Boards With Shadows

Boards with shadows abstract, sans explanation, save to say the smoke from a fire west of Taos, diluting any opportunity for a gorgeous sunset this evening, found me going through the archive again. When I threw the virtual dart at the kb’s on the 2004 hard drive this image popped up! Thanks for looking. G

boards with shadows

Tierra Amarilla, Northern New Mexico

Tierra Amarilla New Mexico. A building with graffiti referring to the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse raid 50 years ago on June 5, 1967.

Tierra Amarilla new mexico

Here are some links should you want to know more:
Chicanos, Aztlán and the Tierra Amarilla courthouse raid.
The Courthouse Raid Recalled
New Mexico marks 50th anniversary of Chicano courthouse raid
Remembering the Tierra Amarilla Courthouse Raid 50 Years Later: June 5, 1967
“Rousers of the Rabble”

Thanks for looking. G

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Indian Paintbrush In The High Country

Indian paintbrush on the slopes in the high country of the Valle Vidal unit of the Carson National Forest, New Mexico. What a gem of a place is this! For most of the day today we had it all to ourselves. The “paintbrush” are popping up all over the hillsides, attended by a multitude of daisies. The meadows are filled with wild irises and fields of grass, in the high winds, became instant cousins to ocean waves. A horseman riding bye held on firmly to his cowboy hat … and his horses reins. Thanks for looking. G


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Church Of San Juan De Los Lagos Talpa

The church of San Juan De Los Lagos Talpa, New Mexico. After numerous days on the road in southern Colorado photographing birds of prey and abandoned homesteads we travel close to home and find some simple lines in the afternoon light on a “Sites of Taos” photo tour. Thanks for looking. G

Church San Juan De Los Lagos Talpa, New Mexico

A Field Of Green In Northern New Mexico

A field of green and a stand of trees in northern New Mexico. It was so lush and green on this road trip I thought I’d crossed the mill pond and arrived in “jolly old” … (England). G