Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Month: September 2017

Mergansers In The Valle Vidal

Mergansers in the Valle Vidal (Valley of Life), Carson National Forest, northern New Mexico. Two of approximately eighteen of this family of ducks we first spotted on a photo tour in early August. All of them seem to be flourishing on this small man made lake in the high country. Thanks for looking. G


High Desert Farming, Colorado

High desert farming in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Center pivot irrigation fields dissect the space between earth and sky. They are a stark contrast between the subtle fall colors of the high desert landscape and circular fields. Thanks for looking. G


San José De Gracia De Las Trampas, NM

San José de Gracia de Las Trampas on the high road to Taos. Another image of one of my favorite places on the high road to Taos. This time from the rear of the building looking through the gate to the cemetery. Thanks for looking. G


Storm Across The Plateau

Storm across the Plateau. Looking across the Taos Volcanic Field, a storm is brewing. Soon this is the way it will be in northern New Mexico, and it will bring snow. But not today. G


Granite Fall Color, Taos Ski Valley

Granite Fall Color. While the aspens and cottonwoods in the high country and Taos Valley are only hinting at fall, the more intimate locations like this crevice in the granite, on the road to Taos Ski Valley, were showing more signs of color and what’s to come. Thanks for looking. G


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 


Willow Window Shutters

Willow window shutters. I’ve visited this building in Mora, New Mexico for a long time. I like the simplicity of the composition. I like the break in the shutters and the slight stair stepping of the rock wall. I like the difference between the rock wall and the uniformity of the stucco wall. Thanks for looking. G


Comanche Point, Valle Vidal

Comanche Point in the Valle Vidal (Valley of Life), New Mexico. Beautiful evening light in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest at Comanche Point and the confluence of the Rio Costilla and Comanche Creek. Thank you for looking. G

Comanche point in the valle vidal, New Mexico

Talpa New Mexico Sunset

Talpa New Mexico Sunset. Sunset at the Church of San Juan de Los Lagos, Talpa, New Mexico. No matter what subject matter juxtaposes the sunset … in New Mexico the sunset enhances any foreground subject. Thanks for looking. G

church of san juan de los lagos talpa sunset

Sunflower Morning, New Mexico

Sunflower Morning, San Cristobal, New Mexico. Every day I walk along the lanes and in the woods. The sunflowers this year are stupendous. They feel like my friends, each with their own personality, saying good morning, have a great day. Thanks for looking. G