Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Shoot it, because it’s there. July 13, 2022

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.

Truck in Questa, New Mexico
A truck parked in Questa, New Mexico.

Below, I caught some early morning shadows at the Saint Francis Church on the High Road to Taos.

Saint Francis church Ranchos de Taos
A number seven in the shadows at the Saint Francis Church in Ranchos de Taos.

Out for a morning coffee, where even the mundane is worth a shot for me.

Table and chairs, Taos
Cafe table and chairs in Taos.

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.

Box spring fence
A fence constructed of box springs in Elizabethtown, NM.

Lunch at an upstairs cafe on the Santa Fe Plaza above the outdoor diners below.

Restaurant awning Santa Fe
A restaurant awning over outside dining in Santa Fe.

Lunch in Dixon, NM. An Umbrella awning at the Dixon Coop Market and Cafe.

Coca cola umbrella awning
Coca cola umbrella awning, Dixon, NM.

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.

Floor covering, Abiquiu Inn, NM
The floor covering at the Abiquiu Inn, NM.

As always. Thank you for looking. Have a great week. G

22 thoughts on “Shoot it, because it’s there. July 13, 2022”

    • 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

  1. A reminder that beauty is everywhere! Thank you!
    Questa, NM:
    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

  2. Like the spring flowers ha ha. also the striped canopy. Still enjoy the book on my coffee table. Keep shooting. Alison

  3. 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

    • 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

  4. These are so stunning, Geraint! Thank you for sharing your vision with us and for bringing beauty into this world!


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