Rio Chama, Cerrito Blanco, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Rio Chama with the reddish rock butte, Cerrito Blanco in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Popped over to Abiquiu yesterday to scout some locations for night sky photography. We pulled over at this spot where the river is full (they released water from the dam) and always muddy. This favorite location on my photo tours was lush and fresh. I made this three image vertically stitched panorama on my iPhone. Then it rained heavy. I should have worn my wellies. Stay tuned, I’ll be back with the results from the night sky shoot after the new moon in a couple of weeks. Thanks for looking. G

Rio Chama, Cerrito Blanco, Abiquiu, New Mexico

Ranch Gate, Steer Skull, Galisteo, NM

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico. Slightly off the beaten path, but easy to spot if you like to wander around the old dirt streets. I first visited Galisteo in 1984, returning in 1985 and staying at the then Galisteo Inn for a few days. There was plenty of time to explore and wander with my camera and to make some images for my first photography exhibit “New Mexico: First Impressions” at Artworks Gallery, Pasadena, 1986. I’ve been hooked on New Mexico ever since. Thanks for looking. G

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico.

Lake Powell, Page, Arizona, Sunset

Lake Powell, Page, Arizona sunset. Back there, ever present is the Navajo Generating Station (updated the plant is now closed). Over the years I’ve documented many scenes, such as this, in the southwest landscape. Here’s the shot I posted last year. In this photo the bath tub ring is very prominent around Lake Powell and on some days the air quality was atrocious. In this case you can see the beautiful setting on a cleaner air day and the approaching sunset. Thanks for looking. G

Lake Powell, Page, Arizona sunset.

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM. The San Francisco de Asis Church under a lavender, twilight sky. Soft shadows give this building a gentle look. From across the street you can also see one of the two belfry crosses. The two towers aren’t equal in height therefore only one cross is visible. Well they maybe equal, but the foundation slopes to the south making them uneven. Stay soft and gentle and be safe out there. Thanks for looking. G

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM.

Summer Sunsets, Fiery Skies, Northern New Mexico

Summer sunsets and fiery skies, in northern New Mexico. Three photos today. One of the smokey sunset yesterday evening followed by the fiery ball of the sun setting shortly thereafter. The third image is one I came across from 2011 that I shot from my parking lot incorporating the left over rain puddle. Stay safe every one and as always, thank you for looking. G

Summer sunsets, fiery skies, in northern New Mexico.

Summer sunsets, fiery sun ball, in northern New Mexico.

Fiery sunset with parking lot puddle

Fajada Butte, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Fajada Butte sunset at the end of a hot summer day hiking in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Summer is a good time to visit Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Yes, it is hot, very hot, but very few people. Winter is great too, very few people. We’ll spend one more day in NM tomorrow and then who knows where we’ll wind up? Thanks for looking. G

Fajada Butte sunset in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Highway 64, New Mexico

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Highway 64, New Mexico. The bridge spans the canyon and river, a meer 600 feet below, carrying Highway 64 with one terminus in the Outer Banks, NC and the other at Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. The storms move through here fast and with deliberate intention. I’m finding some fun images throwing virtual darts at the archives most of today. Stay tuned for another image from New Mexico in Chaco Canyon tomorrow. Thanks for looking. G

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Highway 64, New Mexico

Paradise Divide, Crested Butte, Colorado

Paradise Divide, Crested Butte, Colorado. On the way to Paradise Divide the road climbs steeply with drop offs to afford spectacular views that open up across the valleys. Mountain rains and breaks in the clouds added to the atmosphere in this picture. It’s very refreshing for me to look at during the excessive heat we’ve experienced lately. Back to New Mexico in tomorrow’s photo. Thanks for looking and all the comments and compliments on my work. G

Paradise Divide, Crested Butte, Colorado.

Slate River, Crested Butte, Colorado

Slate River, Crested Butte, Colorado. Yep, the colors along the banks of the Slate River look like this. I’ve seen similar colors of slate lining walls in homes and more upscale hotels. Where I grew up in Wales the roofs were all blue slate and the houses built from locally quarried stone. This particular geology has the iron colors running throughout. I like it and reminds me of home. Thanks for looking. G

Slate River, Crested Butte, Colorado.