Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

San Cristobal Chapel, New Mexico

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San Cristobal Chapel, in the Village of San Cristobal, New Mexico. We live so close, close enough that we can hear the bells ring for Mass or a funeral. I haven’t heard the bells ring out for awhile. I always remember, as a kid, hearing stories that during World War II the church bells in Britain were silent until the day war ended. That day, they rang out as never before. Stay safe and well. Thanks for looking. G

San Cristobal Chapel, New Mexico

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, NM

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La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, Llano Quemado, Taos, NM. Last light fading on this iconic chapel lights up the belfry and cross. It is a beautiful piece of New Mexico architecture, representing a culture that extends back before the pilgrims landed. There’s the church of San Miguel in Santa Fe, seventy miles south of Taos, with the date of 1610 carved in a ceiling beam. Thanks for looking. G

La Capilla De Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, NM

Santa Teresita De Jesus Chapel, El prado, NM

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Santa Teresita de Jesus Chapel, El prado, NM. Driving by a few weeks ago, I just had to pull over and snap this image. Here’s another image I made in the winter of 1989 that I posted it on my website on a winter’s day in March 2007 and funnily enough it looked like this today when the clouds lifted off the mountain. Bright white snow covered peaks. Thanks for looking. G

Santa Teresita de Jesus Chapel, El prado, NM

Estaca Chapel, New Mexico

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Estaca Chapel, New Mexico. I made a little road trip today along the Rio Grande to Estaca, New Mexico. This little chapel was glowing in the afternoon winter sunshine. Traveling with my good friend and photographer R David Marks, I was inspired to make a black and white image at this place. It was another good day in good company. Thanks for looking. G

Estaca Chapel, New Mexico

Chapel of San Cristóbal, New Mexico

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Chapel San Cristobal, in the valley of San Cristobal, New Mexico. The Magpie knows a good spot when it finds it. The soft filtered sunset light attracted the Magpie and me. An evening drive through the village and foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, softens the heart and nourishes the soul. Thanks for looking. G

Chapel San Cristobal

Chapel And Cross, San Ysidro NM

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Chapel and cross, San Ysidro, NM, with Avanyu sea serpent cloud, sailing merrily along in our gorgeous New Mexico skies. Here is an image of an Avanyu petroglyph in the Rio Grande Gorge. If you want to read more about this symbol, visit the links below. Fascinating stuff. Thanks for looking and enjoy. G

Chapel And Cross, San Ysidro NM

https://www.symbols.com/symbol/avanyu-symbol

https://e-warren1114-aho.blogspot.com/2012/08/avanyu-symbol.html

 

Chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Cañon, Taos

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Chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Cañon, Taos NM. One cross many shadows. This little chapel is adorned with at least nine crosses on the outside. If one counts them and all the shadows, then I’m sure this is a very blessed place, and iconic New Mexicana. Always a favorite stop on a photo tour. Thanks for looking. G

Chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Cañon, Taos

Chapel, Talpa, New Mexico

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Chapel of Nuestra Señora de San Juan de los Lagos Talpa, New Mexico. Time of day and more importantly the time of year, in this case, helped create the resulting image. At this time of year the sun is almost at it’s most southerly. The sky was overcast and the light on the scene was very diffused when we arrived, on this second day of a three day grand tour. I’d already framed up the three black crosses on the chapel, and as I settled on the final composition the sun emerged momentarily from behind the clouds and the little shadow from the cross on the left popped out. The shadow added a further element to a scene I’d pre-visualized, without any more preparation than just showing up at the location. Always prepared to be amazed … thanks for looking. G

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