Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Adobe Walls

Wild Yarrow, Adobe, Corrugation, Mora, NM

Wild yarrow, adobe wall, window, and corrugation in Mora, New Mexico. All the elements that shout out loud, “New Mexico”. If you live here you know what I mean and if you don’t, I think you get my drift. Thanks for looking. G

Wild yarrow, adobe, corrugation in Mora, New Mexico.

Adobe wall, corrugated steel roofing

San Francisco De Asis Church, Ranchos De Taos, NM

San Francisco de Asis Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM. This building sure puts on a show for black and white image-making. Not to say that radiant blue skies and sunlight bouncing off the warn adobe mud walls isn’t also beautiful. This is one of my favorite angles and compositions. Thanks for looking. G

San Francisco De Asis Church, Ranchos De Taos

Church of San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas

Church of San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas on the high road to Taos. Also known as the Church of Santo Tomas Del Rio de Las Trampas, is one of the most beautiful adobe mission churches in all of New Mexico in my humble opinion. Thanks for looking. G

San Jose de Gracia de Las Trampas

Weeping Adobe Wall, Ranchos De Taos

Weeping adobe wall, San Francisco de Asis church, Ranchos de Taos, NM. The walls were freshly mudded by parishioners in June. The rains came and nature took it’s course. Next year the work will begin again in the continuous cycle at this iconic building. Thanks for looking. G

Weeping Adobe Wall, Ranchos De Taos

Adobe Shadows, Costilla, NM

Adobe shadows, Costilla, NM. There are a lot of ruins in New Mexico, but this is my favorite in Costilla on the state line with Colorado. It was a pristinely clear day. The adobe was set against a deep blue sky with the light reflected off the snow filling in the shadows on the adobe walls. Oh and there is a partial moon up there in the left hand corner. Prints are available. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe Shadows, Costilla, NM

Adobe Dish Network, Ocate, NM

Adobe Dish Network, in the historic hamlet of Ocate, NM. I love coming across a mix of the old and new and there’s plenty of it.  One hundred percent New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe Dish Network, Ocate, NM

Blumenschein Home, Ledoux Street

Blumenschein Home ladder, Ledoux Street, Taos, New Mexico. The wall is adobe, made from local mud and straw. This ladder, at the east studio wall of the Blumenschein Home, ascending to the roof and beyond, is an iconic symbol of southwest architecture. Thanks for looking. G

Blumenschein Home Courtyard Ladder, Ledoux Street

Three Iron Crosses, San Francisco De Asis

Three iron crosses, at the San Francisco De Asis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Simple iron crosses and adobe moistened by a little rain, iconic New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G

Three Iron Crosses, San Francisco De Asis

Adobe Walls La Santa Rosa de Lima, Abiquiu

Adobe walls, La Santa Rosa de Lima on the banks of the Rio Chama, Abiquiu. Someone, during the last week or so, had reassembled the rotting old wood cross that was replaced a few years ago and left laying in the cholla cactus near by. Yesterday we met a lady, a member of the parish, who had planted young rose bushes. There are bottles of water stored next to the building, labeled, “Please use to water rose bushes”. I told her I would water them when I visit again next week. She was grateful. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe walls, la santa rosa de lima, abiquiu NM

Here are a couple of images made on previous visits.

Cactus Cross

La Santa Rosa de Lima, sky and cross