Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Adobe

San Rafael La Cueva New Mexico

San Rafael La Cueva New Mexico. Pulled up at the church to the thrill of the reflection in a storm puddle. The standing water has always been there after the rains but the grass was so long and it was merely a swampy mess. On this trip the grass was mown and the reflection almost resembled glass. Thanks for looking. G

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San José De Gracia De Las Trampas, NM

San José de Gracia de Las Trampas on the high road to Taos. Another image of one of my favorite places on the high road to Taos. This time from the rear of the building looking through the gate to the cemetery. Thanks for looking. G

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Stone Church, Washing Machine, Outhouse

Stone Church, washing machine, adobe outhouse. On the road in eastern New Mexico. Sometimes it’s just about the discovery of something that’s there, bizarre as it is!

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Santa Fe Architectural Detail

Santa Fe architectural detail. When on the town in Santa Fe, New Mexico, it’s not to difficult to find more than enough scenes to fill a camera’s memory card. In fact there are some wonderful details around every corner. Discerning which images to work with is another matter. In this case, I liked the simplicity of the composition, and discarded other, more cluttered and somewhat contrived variations. This image actually turned out to be one of the first couple of frames I made. Sometimes first impressions are the best. Thanks for looking. G

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San José de Gracia de Las Trampas, NM

San José de Gracia de Las Trampas, NM. Yesterday on a photo tour on the High Road to Taos the light was stunning in the mountains, Spanish villages, hamlets and in particular, on this old adobe church. High above the Taos valley in the slightly cooler temperatures, the air was free and clear of the waffling fire smoke we’ve seen in Taos for the last few weeks. A popular spot and photo op on the High Road, the church of San José de Gracia, built between 1760 and 1776, is one of the least-altered examples of a Spanish Colonial Pueblo mission church. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Thanks for looking. G

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Adobe, Bell And Clouds

Adobe, bell and clouds. An other flashback moment to 2004 with that New Mexico evening light on a gateway and bell in the Ranchos Valley, Taos, New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G

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Adobe Route, Free Climbing Pigeons

Adobe Route, Free Climbing Pigeons. “I got this… I got this!” at the St. Francis Church Ranchos de Taos, NM. I’m guessing here… perhaps they were eating seeds they discovered in the mud or bits of gravel for their crop. One thing I’m certain about, as I watched them work their way up the building, flying would have been the easier route to take. Thanks for looking. G

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Old Martina’s Hall

Old Martina’s Hall, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. A play on words: Old Martinez Hall now Old Martina’s Hall. Martina being the new owner. I’ve driven by this building for a while now and the sculptural lines have always fascinated me. In the past, I’ve made images of the “Old Martinez Hall” and purchased beer at the now defunct drive up liquor window before the state rightfully banned drive up liquor  windows. On this occasion, I can safely say, it was the snow accentuating the sculptured form of the building that caught my eye as I drove past. Thanks for looking. G

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Adobe Crumble

Adobe Crumble … what more can I say? Ok… I like the randomness of the adobe brick textures squared off against the smoothness of the window panes. The bounced light filling in the shadows has a nice glow I like. Thanks for looking. G

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