Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Mountain Snow, Vallecito Mountain. 01-25-2023

Greetings from San Cristobal. This week, mountain snow in the highcountry of New Mexico. Snow fell on the mountain peaks, accompanied by soft winter light. It was enough to find the clouds lifting and a single moment of this pink light on the mountains. Sometimes all it takes to make my day is a simple “ah!” moment like this. The same magenta glow infused the landscape and air around me.

In this area, the Rockies are called the Sangre de Cristos. This wasn’t quite a full-on Sangre sunset color but rather more of a rosé blush. Click here to see what I’m referring to.

Mountain Snow, Taos, NM
Mountain Snow, Taos NM

Here is a close-up of my favorite mountain in this range of peaks, Vallecito Mountain. After a brief moment of this light, it was gone. Then home to Pami, a nice single malt, and a warm fire. Some days it just doesn’t get any better.

Vallecito Mountain Snow, Taos New Mexico
Fresh snowfall on Vallecito Mountain, Taos New Mexico.

Flashback. An image I shot on a Saturday morning at the Taos farmer’s market in August 2008. Enjoy.

Little Taos Farmer's Market shopper
A little shopper at Taos farmer’s market.

As always, thank you for looking, and for all the comments, and compliments. G

16 thoughts on “Mountain Snow, Vallecito Mountain. 01-25-2023”

    • The lady just happened to gently touch the little boy on the head as he and his dad walked by. I was following them with my camera to my eye. I watched and waited. Hey presto. Thank you, Ron. I appreciate your compliments always. G

  1. We were treated to a few of these pink sunset skies and sometimes I thought people to whom we described them believed we were exaggerating. I will reference this proof when I need it🤗. Thank you for posting it. The black and white image is a contest winner. Take care. Jim

    • I’ve found it’s often difficult to describe what I see and the feeling it creates in me. The picture is the evidence as much a it can be. Thank you so much, Jim. Stay well. G


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