Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Cloud

Foggy Morning, Moonrise, Rio Grande Cloud, Abiquiu Photo Tour.

From fog in the Arroyo Hondo Valley to a full moon rise over Taos Mountain. From a photo tour/workshop in Abiquiu and the Rio Chama Valley to a large cloud over the Taos Valley, Taos Mountain, and the Rio Grande Gorge.

It’s been all go for the last month with tours. I have a few more tours coming up and then a short break for a couple of days following up on some personal work. I’m grateful for the photography tours and workshops and the wonderful photography clients I get to work with.

In the first two photos, I got up and out early to shoot the moon setting. Well, it set, right into a big bank of fog. So I shot the fog lifting in the Arroyo Hondo Valley just south of where I intended to catch the moon. Fog is a rare occurrence in this area, but we’ve had so much rain recently that it was only a matter of time until it filled the valleys.

Fog in Arroyo Hondo, NM
A foggy morning in Arroyo Hondo, northern NM

Fog in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico
A tree in the fog in Arroyo Hondo, northern NM

In the following shot, I sat out on the deck waiting for the nearly full moon to appear from behind Taos Mountain. When it did, it had a pinkish hue to it from the fire smoke in the atmosphere. It was still beautiful nonetheless.

Full Moon rise Taos Mountain
Nearly full moonrise over Taos Mountain from the deck in San Cristobal, NM

The cloud below formed very quickly and filled the sky from Taos to the west of the Rio Grande Gorge. I had to shoot three frames and stitch them together to capture the immense size. I liked the corkscrew-looking form. I’d not seen one like it before.

Rio Grande Gorge
Rio Grande Gorge, with Taos Mountain and the cloud that developed into more rain.

Lastly, a fun panorama shot at the Rio Chama overlook in Abiquiu with William, a client on a cross-country road trip who stopped in Taos and joined me for a three-day photo tour.

Abiquiu, Rio Chama
Fun on a photo tour/workshop in Abiquiu, Rio Chama, NM

As always, thank you for looking. G

Last Light, Mountain Snow, Sangre de Cristos, NM

Last light on the mountain snows and cloud, Sangre de Cristos, NM. The last glimmer of light on the foothills before the sun slipped over the horizon and the warmth of the day with it. Stay warm, and healthy. Thanks for looking. G


Plateau Road, Snowstorm, Low Cloud, Taos, New Mexico

Plateau road into the snowstorm and low cloud, Taos, New Mexico. This is how it looked yesterday afternoon when the storm moved in. Today we awoke to 3 to 12 inches of snow depending on the elevation, and deeper in the mountains which are missing in the cloud. Thanks for looking. G


Red Barn, Black And White, Cloud, Capulin, Colorado

Red Barn, in black and white with an unusual cloud, Capulin, Colorado. Yes, the barn is red. I like the toned black and white in this photo with that cloud that wafted across the San Luis Valley. We are hunkering down today with 18 inches of snow and still coming. Thanks for looking. G

Red Barn, Black And White, Cloud, Capulin, Colorado

Sun Star, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon

Sun star and passing cloud, a room in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico. Chaco Canyon never disappoints, not even for a photo opportunity. Thanks to Ron and Bob for a great road trip photo adventure last week. And as always, thanks for looking. G

Sun Star, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon

Sunset Cloud And Moonrise

Sunset cloud and moonrise over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains New Mexico. So… after a wonderful day around Mora NM we stopped off at the grocery store to pick up some supplies and were greeted by this amazing sight. Thank you for looking. Geraint


R.C. Gorman’s Wall

R C gorman's wall
One of the routes I take driving home each day, passes R.C. Gorman’s home, north of the town of Taos. In this image I was attracted to the linear elements and the layers.

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