Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: High Road to Taos

Aspens High Road To Taos

Aspens on the High Road to Taos in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I superimposed the aspens image I found in a grove, with a close up of stains on a window of an abandoned building. It reminded me of a close up of the aspen bark itself. I like it. What do you think? Thanks for looking. G

Aspens on the High Road To Taos

Church Yard, Grave Marker, New Mexico

Church yard, grave marker, Las Trampas, on the High Road to Taos, New Mexico. I made this toned black and white from an older color image. I like the way the brightness of the high desert light reflected off the ground on to the ornate, filigree design of the cross with the rim light setting off the edges of the stone. Those two little clouds caught my attention as I laid on the ground in the old church yard. Thanks for looking. G

Las Trampas Church, New Mexico

Llano de San Juan Chapel

Llano de San Juan Chapel, just off the High Road to Taos. The cemetery, chapel and surrounds are always a favorite on the High Road to Taos photo tour. This area of northern New Mexico is magical in it’s authenticity and history. Thanks for looking. G

Llano de San Juan Chapel

Ojo Sarco, High Road To Taos

Ojo Sarco Valley church on the High Road to Taos. Surrounded by the tops of the colorful cottonwoods with a backdrop of the juniper and piñon hills and the snow covered Jicarita Peak. It was a splendid time to visit this area just after the first snowfall. Thanks for looking. G

Ojo Sarco, High Road to Taos

Graffiti Art On the High Road To Taos

Graffiti art in Chamisal on the High Road to Taos. Well, someone’s idea of art. I must admit, the lighting made the colorful graffiti ‘pop’ against the dramatic sky. Thanks for looking. G

Graffiti Art On the High Road To Taos

Santo Tomas Church, Ojo Sarco, NM

Santo Tomas Church in the  Ojo Sarco Valley, northern New Mexico. Making images of the dilapidated building across the dirt road from this church. We got some welcome relief from the midday sun, under the portal roof, though open to the elements. We enjoyed the weathered, decrepit boards and the spaces between them created by time. Including them in a composition with the church of Santo Tomas seemed logical and adequately portrayed our experience. Thanks for looking. G

Santo Tomas church, Ojo Sarco

Bailing Wire Door Latch

Bailing wire door latch, a simple “security” system just off the High Road to Taos. It speaks so much to the wishes of the owner as a warning to keep out. Works for me, I wouldn’t untwist it. Thanks for looking. G

Bailing wire door latch

Adobe Corner, Las Trampas Church

Adobe Corner, Las Trampas. The most beautiful and authentic mission Church of San José de Gracia de Las Trampas, on the high road to Taos. Click on the links below to see more images. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe Corner, Las Trampas Church

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Catholic church at Llano de San Juan, New Mexico

Catholic church at Llano de San Juan, on the “High Road to Taos”, New Mexico. Sometimes there’s a payoff shooting images in the high afternoon sun. The shadows and texture are defined in the angled lighting and the scorching white earth around us, in this instance, fills in the shadows in the belfry of this quiet little place in Llano de San Juan. There’s never a bad time to hit the road in search of imagery in New Mexico.  Thanks for looking. G

Catholic church at Llano de San Juan, New Mexico