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.
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.
Flashback. An image I shot on a Saturday morning at the Taos farmer’s market in August 2008. Enjoy.
As always, thank you for looking, and for all the comments, and compliments. G
16 thoughts on “Mountain Snow, Vallecito Mountain. 01-25-2023”
Nice capture G. Looks like a Himalayan salt rock light. Beautiful!
Hahaha, I knew I could count on you my friend. A very apt observation. Thanks Brian. G
… and how it looks like the man’s is pointing to the boy. from the grandiose to photos like this. Thanks for sharing
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
All great shots. I’ve wondered if that range didn’t get the name during autumn colors, rather than sunset.
Thanks so much, Larry. The colors in fall are always a knock out. I’d go with a Cabernet de Rockies. G
The woman with her hair in a bun in the middle and the mountain goat to the right. Beautiful light tonight.
Most people don’t see the bighorn when I point it out but when they see Olive Oyle they can’t unsee her. Thanks, Gary. G
Thank you, Mara. I appreciate your comments and compliments. G
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
From your Photo we can appreciate that magic moment whoever
in colour or black and white thanks.
Thank you so much, Alison. Good to hear from you. I hope you are well and enjoying the new year. G
Street photography…Love it. You keep surprising me.
I hope I have a few more surprises for you, Bob. Thank you so much. G