Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Light

Light, Black Strom Clouds, Taos Plateau

Light, with black clouds, Taos Plateau. It got dark, then darker still. Then the rains came. One of the great advantages of where we live? one can see forever! Well almost forever. This is what rolled across the plateau two days ago. We loved it, and the garden agreed. Thanks for looking. G

Light, with black clouds, Taos Plateau.

Spring, Taos Mountain Light

Spring, Taos Mountain light, from the archives this month a few years ago. I’m taking this distancing seriously. I figured that this is enough distance to get in the whole mountain, plus a few extraneous snow capped peaks. I also don’t have to be physically out there! Thanks for looking. Stay well. G

Spring, Taos Mountain light

Taos, Shadows, Prism, Rainbow

Taos, shadows, prism, rainbow. It’s where we live, well a little farther north and under normal circumstances we’d go to Taos two or three times a week, sometimes more. This is the end of week three spent at home. We’ve been to the store twice during that time, and made a couple of solitary drives out to photograph. We made a few trips to the Rio Grande Gorge, to stand on the rim and let the wind blow the cobwebs away. Spending this time at home, allows me to dig into projects that I’ve put on the back burner. I might get to really like it. In the country, we do solitary well, social distancing is three acres. How about you? What are you doing? I hope everyone is safe and staying healthy. Thanks for looking. G

Taos, shadows, prism, rainbow.

Texture, Corbels, Vigas, Shadows, Taos, NM

Texture, Corbels, Vigas, and Shadows, Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM. There’s plenty of this kind of thing around New Mexico, and especially in the northern half of the state. Perhaps a new tagline for this part of the state might be “the land of long shadows”. At this time of year “golden” or “magic” hour lasts  longer than most places, and art history in the area reaches back long before Europeans landed. Thanks for looking. G

Texture, Corbels, Vigas, and Shadows, Taos, NM.

Red Barn, San Luis Valley, Where The Rain Gets In

Red Barn, San Luis Valley, where the rain and light gets in. So many holes in the roof and walls to fix. Barn’s letting in the light. Soon there will be only holes and no barn. Thanks for looking. G

Red Barn, San Luis Valley

Adobe, Light, Fall, Questa, NM

Adobe light, late fall along the roadside in Questa, New Mexico. The many benefits of traveling over the same territory, whether on a photo tour or personal outing, allows me to see the subtle changes that occur season by season or day by day. This evening, I decided to return over the next few of days to watch the light shift hourly on this adobe. I’ll see what I come up with. Questa, New Mexico exudes cultural authenticity. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe, Light, Fall, Questa, NM

Mesa Light Rays Breaking Through

Mesa light rays breaking through. The landscape is actually a plateau but locally we all refer to it as “the mesa”. When I was driving home a few weeks ago, I just had to pull over for this one and to watch the show. Believe it or not, there is lightning in the bright spot center right. I was reviewing images today and came across this one, so I thought it time for a dramatic landscape photo. Thanks for looking. G

Mesa Light Rays Breaking Through

Mesa Light Ray, Taos, NM

Mesa light ray across the Taos Plateau, New Mexico. Living twenty minutes out of town has it’s advantages. It’s always a stunning drive home heading north out of Taos to San Cristobal. We live in close contact with nature, the elements and the outdoors. It constantly impacts every day, for which I am very grateful. Thanks for looking. G

Mesa Light ray Taos New Mexico

Dwelling, Acoma Pueblo

Dwelling, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. Renovation in progress! I first saw this building totally gutted with debris from the demolition filling the shell. A year later the walls are structurally sound and the vigas are in place awaiting a roof. The occupant will get to see for miles out that window, as indeed we did when standing on the mesa top at the Pueblo. One item of note… I like the way they have interspersed the round vigas with square beams. A nice touch. If you haven’t visited Acoma Pueblo, I recommend a visit there, more than once. Thanks for looking. G

Dwelling, Acoma Pueblo

Acoma Pueblo Blue And Gold

Acoma Pueblo blue and gold building. The sunlight reflecting off the buildings on the opposite side of the street illuminates those in the shadows. The gold of the southwest is the light. Thanks for looking. G

Acoma Pueblo Blue And Gold