Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Month: June 2020

Downtown Taos, La Fonda Hotel, Shadows

Downtown Taos, La Fonda Hotel, Shadows. Stopped in Taos Plaza this morning for a drive by shooting. Had to get out of the car for this one! New Mexico lends itself to images of architecture and early morning shadows. I’m not always up so early but when I am I like to cruise the empty streets for this type of shot. Of course, the sun was well and truly up before me! Thanks for looking. G

Downtown Taos, La Fonda Hotel, Shadows.

Dennis Hopper’s Last Resting Place

Dennis Hopper’s last resting place, Ranchos de Taos, NM. Photographer and good friend, David Marks and I made a little pilgrimage to the cemetery today. There are some interesting and colorful growing number of appendages on Dennis’s memorial. Notwithstanding, a whole lot of bandanas, a shell casing, a few rosaries and Mardi Gras beads. Hanging with numerous personal mementos from loved ones and fans, there is a Nikon lens cap suspended and spinning in the breeze. The memorial is a fitting tribute. I am one of many fans of his films, photography and art. The few times I met and spoke with him I found him to be a true gentleman. Thank you, RIP Dennis. G

Dennis Hopper's last resting place, Ranchos de Taos, NM.

Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona

Navajo National Monument is located within the northwest area of the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. It’s a bit of a hike down to the ruins. The monument is currently closed for obvious reasons. This image is from 2013. We were the only ones on the trail this particular trip. I’ve returned a couple of times since and never hiked down. I seem to visit here off season. It’s a beautiful place. Thanks for looking. G

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Close up of the Navajo National Monument

Taos Mountain Meadows, Storm Clouds

Taos Mountain meadows, storm clouds clearing, and summer greening up. These meadows have been added to the list of other conservation easements in Taos County. They are now protected from future development. As a photographer, I welcome as much open space as possible, that affords us views like this. Thanks for looking. G

Taos Mountain meadow, storm clouds clearing

Poppy, In The Garden, San Cristobal

Poppy, in the garden, San Cristobal, and although they don’t last long, this is one of four and being the approximate size of a dinner plate, put on a marvelous display. With the winds we’ve had today the ground should be well and truly seeded. Thanks for looking. G

Poppy, in the garden, San Cristobal,

Strawberry Moon Rising, Taos Mountains

Strawberry Moon rising, Taos Mountains, Sangre de Cristos, New Mexico. I dodged a few mosquitoes and noseums yesterday evening in the field to get this shot. Life in the outdoors is is worth a few bugs, but only a few. I added this cyanotype treatment for a different look. Thanks for looking. G

Strawberry Moon rising, Taos Mountains

Church of San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas

Church of San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas on the high road to Taos. Also known as the Church of Santo Tomas Del Rio de Las Trampas, is one of the most beautiful adobe mission churches in all of New Mexico in my humble opinion. Thanks for looking. G

San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas

Night Walk In The Park, Taos, New Mexico

Night time walk in the park, Taos New Mexico. There’s a lot of light in the dark. “When it’s dark enough, you can see the stars.” Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thanks for looking. G

Night time in the park, Taos New Mexico.


Guadalupe, Home, Servilleta, New Mexico

Guadalupe, painted on a home in Servilleta, New Mexico. On a photo tour last week, in a convoy, on roads less traveled in northern New Mexico. Join us, it works and social distancing is easy in your car and at each location as you’ll want to get a different shot from other photographers anyway. Thanks for looking. G

Guadalupe, home, Servilleta, New Mexico.

Blue Grosbeak, San Cristobal, NM

Blue Grosbeak, San Cristobal, NM. Two years ago a young Blue Grosbeak visited the garden, I haven’t spotted one since, until today. I have no proof it’s the same bird but I like to think it might be. He seems to know his way around the place. Thanks for looking. G

Blue Grosbeak, San Cristobal, NM.