Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Ghost Ranch, Rio Chama, Snow. 10-26-22

Greetings from San Cristobal, NM, and beyond. We went to Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, and the Rio Chama this week. We had the most changeable weather I’ve ever experienced in one eight-hour day.

If you’ve watched the movie Silverado you’ll recognize this location in one of the earlier scenes. The four main characters come galloping across this landscape with a backdrop of spectacular lighting. If you haven’t seen the movie join me on a photo tour/workshop and I’ll take you out this way. On this day we were on an outing with friends Ron and Monica. It snowed, rained, and hailed with intermittent blue skies and sunshine, making for some dramatic images.

Ghost Ranch, NM landscape
Ghost Ranch, NM landscape.
Ghost Ranch, NM landscape
The landscape and light at Ghost Ranch, NM.

Returning home from Ghost Ranch we pulled over for a second time during the day. We watched it snow over the hills and Rio Chama as it winds and decides its way through to Abiquiu. The colors were astounding and the moisture made the air come alive.

Rio Chama Overlook
The Rio Chama overlook with colorful cottonwoods.

My solo exhibition at Bareiss Gallery here in Taos continues through October 31, 2022. The gallery will be open 9 – 2 pm on weekdays. I’ll be there on Saturday, October 29, or by appointment. Come and visit. It will be great to meet you. If you purchased a piece of work in the show, thank you so much and please come by on Sunday, October 30, or Monday, October 31 to pick it up your new acquisition.

Bareiss Gallery is located at:
15 State Rd 150 Taos, NM 

As always thank you for looking. G

16 thoughts on “Ghost Ranch, Rio Chama, Snow. 10-26-22”

  1. As always, Great photos! Love these with the story.
    BTW, we are planing a day trip this weekend doing the loop around 64 to Lake Heron for a look see for camping next year. Then back via 84 to 285 and back through Carson. Hope to make many stops to photograph!
    Thank you G!

  2. OH! Those exquisite cottonwoods! We purposefully drive Rt. 285 to SF and we, too, caught the glory.

    And, Geraint, Thanks for fixing the site. Now just one click and I’m there.


    • I took your and John’s advice and went there. Stunning colors. Thank you, Jo. I’m glad my site is working again. Come bye and pick up your piece this weekend. G

  3. Hi Geraint glad to be back on track hope the exhibition went well. Pity you are so far away but thankfully I can share your great pics. Just been on the Isle of Jersey where my son Matt lives great beaches. Alison

    • Thank you for asking. My exhibition went very well. We were in Jersey in 1968. The one and only time I was there. I hope you had a wonderful time with your son. Yes the beaches are wonderful. Thank you, Alison. G


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