Greetings from San Cristobal, NM
Shoot! In the James Bond movie, Skyfall, Naomi Harris who plays Moneypenny, is told by ‘M’ to take the shot. Of course, she hits Bond, and he survives. That’s how it goes in movies. It’s not a bad motto for this photographer as the title suggests, shoot it because it’s there! So here are a few favorites from the ‘shoot it because it’s there’ category.
This truck is parked in Questa just north of Taos. In the color version, the vehicle is yellow. I much prefer the image in black and white.
Below, I caught some early morning shadows at the Saint Francis Church on the High Road to Taos.
Out for a morning coffee, where even the mundane is worth a shot for me.
I shot this image of a line of box springs that created a fence around a property in Elizabethtown on the Enchanted Circle Drive in the mountains of northern NM.
Lunch at an upstairs cafe on the Santa Fe Plaza above the outdoor diners below.
Lunch in Dixon, NM. An Umbrella awning at the Dixon Coop Market and Cafe.
On a photo tour to Abiquiu, the Rio Chama, and beyond, we stopped for lunch at the Abiquiu Inn. While waiting for the maître d’ I shot what I saw looking down.
As always. Thank you for looking. Have a great week. G
22 thoughts on “Shoot it, because it’s there. July 13, 2022”
Happy to see that someone besides me finds coiled springs beautiful!
Thank you, Carol. I can’t pass up bedsprings anytime and have quite a few images over the years. Cheers. G
Geraint, you are an inspiration. It’s always a pleasure to view your work.
Hi Rob. Thank you so much for such a fine compliment. I hope you are well and healthy. G
Yep. There are shots everywhere.
I know you know it! Thank you, Carlos. I’m enjoying your posts and am glad you made it through the covid. Looking forward to your images from Scotland. G
A reminder that beauty is everywhere! Thank you!
Did you know this town was a haven for “crypto-Jews” fleeing from the Spanish inquisition so long ago?
At least this is what my friend in Grand Junction told me.
His people all moved to GJ from Questa in the 1960’s and still practice “Hispanic” Judaism under the cover of an Assembly of God church here in GJ.
Thank you, Ann. Years ago I did a little photography on an independent film a friend made on the crypto Jewish in New Mexico. I didn’t know that history very much until then. There are a number of grave markers that denote some of those laid to rest here in northern NM. Thanks again. G
Shooting fulfills the Joy of Seeing. Thank you for all you see and share, Geraint!
Doesn’t it just! Thank you, Dan. I hope you are well. Come visit us up in the cool breezes. G
Like the spring flowers ha ha. also the striped canopy. Still enjoy the book on my coffee table. Keep shooting. Alison
Thank you again. I’m very proud of that book and honored to have it in a place of honor in your home. G
Took me a while to find the lucky 7. Yes doing well over here but it’s set to get hot round here next week. If the forecaster’s get it right!
Thank you, Alison. I’m glad to hear you are well. It was 32°C here today. It was 12.5°C two days ago in the mountains here. Stay cool. Thanks again. G
I’ve always been a fan of your work. Keep sharing.
Annette. Thank you so much. It’s been a long time. How are you? Do you remember that first trip we made to New Mexico in 1984? I was hooked. Still am! I hope you are doing well. G
These pictures are fabulous! I love the way you see things! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Thank you so much, Beverly, I appreciate the compliment. I hope you are well. G
The table and chairs are classic! Great still life. What would a single coffee cup do to the image? Hmm. Cheers!
I know. I only had a paper cup. Next time. Thanks, Bob. G
These are so stunning, Geraint! Thank you for sharing your vision with us and for bringing beauty into this world!
Hi Susan. Thank you so much. That’s a fine compliment. I hope you and Sadie are well. G