Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM. The San Francisco de Asis Church under a lavender, twilight sky. Soft shadows give this building a gentle look. From across the street you can also see one of the two belfry crosses. The two towers aren’t equal in height therefore only one cross is visible. Well they maybe equal, but the foundation slopes to the south making them uneven. Stay soft and gentle and be safe out there. Thanks for looking. G

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, NM.

Laguna Pueblo, Mission Church, New Mexico

Laguna Pueblo, Saint Joseph’s Mission Church, New Mexico. Delving deeper into my black and white images I came across this photo of the church at the Laguna Pueblo. It really lends itself to black and white photography. Traveling around New Mexico one encounters an abundance of mission churches, they are hard to miss and are an integral part of New Mexico’s past. Many of these structures make great subject matter. Join me when things calm down and I’ll show them to you. Thanks for looking. G

Laguna Pueblo, Saint Joseph's Mission Church, New Mexico

Truchas, Trampas, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Truchas, Trampas, Ranchos De Taos, NM. High Road photography convoy tour continued form my post a few days ago. It was a little too much editing to do all in one go. There is no order of importance or favorite, I posted these and the previous images in the order we discovered then. Enjoy! And thank you for joining me virtually here on my website. G

Truchas Mission Church
Tin roof with crosses, Truchas Mission Church on the High Road to Taos.

 

Gated door filigree Truchas
Gated door with metal work filigree, Truchas Mission Church.

 

Wooden cross, Morada, Truchas
Wooden cross with Penitente Morada, Truchas, NM

 

Window, Truchas Morada
Window at the Penitente Morada, Truchas.

 

Woodpile House roof Truchas
Wood pile as big as a house up to the roof in Truchas, NM

 

Steer on a Deer skulls, Truchas
Steer skull on a deer skull, on a ladder in Truchas, on the High Road to Taos.

 

Las Trampas church adobe wall
Las Trampas Church belfry seen peeking over the adobe entrance wall.

 

Las Trampas church
San Jose Church seen over the wooden gate in Las Trampas on the High Road to Taos.

 

Big doors Ranchos de Taos
Big doors on the St Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos.

 

Tin Roof, Truchas, High Road To Taos, NM

Tin roof, in the village of Truchas on the High Road to Taos, NM, juxtaposed with the mission church belfry. The roof and building are gone, but the church of Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Rosario remains, beautifully intact and restored. Truchas is a regular stop on the High Road to Taos photography tour. The town and it’s surroundings are the filming location for Robert Redford’s movie of the John Nichol’s book, “Milagro Beanfield War.” Thanks for looking. G

Tin roof, Truchas on the High Road to Taos

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos. Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting of this church and Ansel Adams photograph, along with many other pieces of art created, depicting this building, have made it one of the most famous adobe mission churches in New Mexico. I made this particular shot with three images stitched together. It came out rather interesting and somewhat distorted, accentuating the building’s organic material and shapes. I can’t recall how many images I’ve made of this building over the years. Here’s one of my favorites from the late 1980s. If you click on one of the tags below you will get to see many more. Thanks for looking. G

Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos.

Saint Francis, Ranchos De Taos.

Saint Francis, Ranchos De Taos. Here’s a two for one of the Saint Francis Church (San Francisco de Asis) arguably the most photographed church in the USA. It is one of the most supported and well kept churches in New Mexico. It has been photographed by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Laura Gilpin and many more including yours truly! The most well known is probably Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting. I made this image in a rain puddle a couple of days ago. As I’ve said before, “I can’t resist a puddle!” Made on an iPhone 7 Plus. Thanks for looking. G

Saint Francis, Ranchos De Taos.

San Francisco De Asis Church

San Francisco De Asis Church and brooding sky in Ranchos de Taos, NM. This iconic building has been painted and photographed by many over the decades, most notably by Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. The San Francisco De Asis Church has been immortalized, indelibly and for good. I’m always happy to visit and add to the narrative, and archive, documenting it’s many moods and looks. Thank you for looking. G

San Francisco De Asis Church

Holman Presbyterian Mission “Chapel School”

Holman Presbyterian Mission Chapel School. So I thought I’d share this image, the feature of the last couple of days images, in it’s fabulous state of decay on the road to Mora New Mexico. I’ve been visiting here for years and it’s plain to see the rapid changes that occur when the locations are left to the elements and nature has its way with them. Thanks for looking. G

Holman presbyterian mission church

Here is an historical image of this location and other missions in New Mexico and southern Colorado. This building in in the fifth segment down PDF Download

Truchas Mission Church, NM

White cross on the old Truchas Mission Church … Nuestra Señora del Sagrado Rosario in Truchas, NM. It’s always a pleasure to visit this beautifully restored and maintained, architectural gem on the high road to Taos. Thanks for looking. G

Truchas Mission Church, NM

Here are a few links to images of this church on the high road to Taos, in my archives.

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/december_14/december_31_14.html

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/july_14/july_21_14.html

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/february_12/feb_24_12.html

https://geraintsmith.com/potd/pages/archive/june_14/june_04_14.html

Mission Church of Santo Tomas, Abiquiu, NM

Clouds over the Mission Church of Santo Tomas in the mesa top Pueblo of Abiquiu, New Mexico. I made this image four years ago on a photo tour to Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch and the Chama River Valley and many other locations on the road getting there. The sky on the particular summer afternoon was broken up by these wonderful cloud formations which appear to be whipped up by the very large cross. Thanks for looking. G

church of Santo Tomas Saint Thomas abiquiu, new mexico