Greetings from San Cristobal.
We’re on the road today, heading out to the Monte Vista NWR in Colorado. I’ll be looking for Sandhill Cranes on the migratory path north after wintering in the southern climates. Assuming I get what I’m looking for, I’ll post those photos next week.
The Monte Vista refuge is situated northwest in the San Luis Valley. This week’s images are of the Blanca Peak Massif visible from just about everywhere in the Valley. The mountain range can be seen from a hundred miles south at the Rio Grande Gorge rim when hiking a little south of the high bridge over the river. I’m posting three images of my favorite views today. One I shot in black and white. I liked it so much that I converted the two others into black and whites.
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Driving north from Taos, this mountain range looms very large on the horizon for the whole drive, drawing one onwards to where the highway ends in Fort Garland, right at the foot of these spectacular mountains.
As always, thank you for looking and all the wonderful comments. G
12 thoughts on “Blanca Peak, Colorado, Black and Whites”
My heart leaps out. Yearns for… the Valley.
Thanks, David. You better get down here. G
Majestic black and white!!!
It works well for this subject, doesn’t it? Thanks, Mark. G
I’m quite impressed with the regularity with which you write blog posts – keep up the good work!
I plan on it. It’s my journal and has been since 2005. Thank you so much, Gregg. G
Ansel Adams redux! Far No. NM is the place to go for scenery now. Even SE Utah is getting to crowded in much of the summer.
Thank you so much, Jay. I’m happy here. There is much to see and get inspired by in this part of NM. I find the crowds elsewhere, very overwhelming. G
As always, thank you so much, Ron. G
The 139 must be quite a spectacular drive. Thanks again.
Almost a straight shot but with a dog leg in the middle. Thank you, Alison. G