March along the Rio Chama in Abiquiu, New Mexico. During this self imposed quarantine I’m touring the archives. I’m going slow, pedaling my virtual bicycle, savoring moments in images made over the last few years. Today, outside the kitchen window there were clouds and sunny skies much like this day from two years ago in Abiquiu. Be safe and please stay well. Thanks for looking. Geraint.
El Malpais, National Monument, rocks and tree at the Sandstone Bluffs Overlook. Another in the “Glass Lantern Slide” series. When self isolation translates into making art. One of two dozen images I’ve created over the last three weeks. Thanks for looking. G
Formations in rock, the geology of Plaza Blanca, Georgia O’Keeffe’s “white place” Abiquiu, NM. Arches, buttresses and spires abound. A veritable, natural cathedral in rock. I can almost hear evening song echoing off the canyon walls. Thanks for looking. G
White Pocket, Wave, Arizona. Not “the Wave” in Arizona, but a wave in the rock formations in White Pocket. Yes, I know what you’re thinking… it looks like streaky bacon! Thanks for looking. G
Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona. Here’s a larger perspective shot, a portion of the White Pocket area of the Vermillion Cliffs. What a great adventure exploring this area. There are some people down there providing scale to the scene. Thanks for looking. G
Sunrise, Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu, NM. The sun creates a sun star as it breaks over a butte in Georgia O’Keeffe’s “White Place” Plaza Blanca, NM. Thanks for looking. G
Rock form, Plaza Blanca the white place in Abiquiu, NM. I made this image by mirroring the shot. It looks like the rocks are trying to form from within. Thanks for looking. G
On the Shiprock Dike, Northern NM. Great views abound from this location at Shiprock. Great skies all the way to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado in the clouds. This photo was from a week long photo tour last May. Hey Ron, I’m still going through images. Thanks for looking. G
Valley Of The Gods, in the Bears Ears National Monument, Utah. Go there if you get a chance. This image is from a few years ago. It still moves me to the point of distraction, and I madly want to be there. Thanks for looking. G
Valley of the Gods, Bears Ears National Monument, UT – 0862
In the shadow of the dike wall at Shiprock, NM. Ship Rock is also known as Tse Bitai, or “the winged rock” in Navajo. Personally, I prefer the latter. I haven’t ever caught on to the idea of it looking much like a ship. Click on the link below for more info on “Shiprock” and thanks for looking. G
White Place, Plaza Blanca, Abiquiu NM. A quick iphone image from a day in Abiquiu and Plaza Blanca (Georgia O’Keeffe’s “White Place”) today. Thanks for looking. G
Plaza Blanca window in Abiquiu, New Mexico. As the erosion occurs the window opening grows larger continually revealing more of the landscape beyond. Eventually the window will be gone, none of the formations will be the same. In the southwest nothing lasts very long except for the beauty, it remains! G
On a trip to Abiquiu, New Mexico we stopped in to Plaza Blanca, “The White Place” made famous by Georgia O’Keefe and featured in many movies over the recent decades. Thanks for looking. G
Ute Mountain emerges from the clouds after last weekend’s snow storm. Ute Mountain is north of Taos on the road to Colorado and often appears protruding, fin like, moving through the clouds. It also creates it’s own weather system. I’ve often seen rain and snow falling solely on the dome of this extinct volcano, a major geological feature in the Taos Volcanic Field/Plateau. Here’s another image of Ute.
Grasslands at Shiprock. Horses grazing in apparent contentment which reflects my mood and infuses my spirit when I gaze on the monumental formation known as Shiprock ‘sailing’ through the grasses on the Navajo Tribal Reservation in the four corners region of north western New Mexico.