Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Mountains

Wild Iris, Northern New Mexico

Wild Iris, everywhere in northern New Mexico. It’s that time of year and the mountain meadows are full these gorgeous, delicate, wild iris blooms. If you get a chance to go to the mountains these will be a real treat for you to behold.  Thanks for looking. G

Wild Iris, Northern New Mexico

Costilla Creek, Rio Costilla Park, New Mexico

Costilla Creek, Rio Costilla Park, northern New Mexico. A beautiful day in the high country with two photographers. Morning in the San Luis Valley and an afternoon along Costilla Creek with rushing waters, alpine meadows of wild iris, mountain lakes and great company. Here’s a cell phone photo of Costilla Creek as it rushes headlong from the mountains, and into the Rio Grande. Thanks for looking. G

Costilla Creek, Rio Costilla Park

Aspen Groves In The Valle Vidal

Aspen groves in the Valle Vidal. It’s greening up nicely in the high country. The snow on those distant peaks of the Wheeler Wilderness will likely be around for the rest of the summer. It could possibly still be there when it snows again in the fall. Thanks for looking. G

Aspen Groves In The Valle Vidal

Amalia, Northern New Mexico

Amalia, Northern New Mexico. On the road to the Valle Vidal we passed through the the village of Amalia in the Rio Costilla Valley. The clouds were playing chase, swirling in circles around the sun, casting intermittent, repeating shadow patterns across the landscape. It was fun for us to catch them too! Thanks for looking. G

Amalia, Northern New Mexico

Moonrise In A Sienna Sky

Moonrise in a sienna sky, over the Sangre de Cristos, New Mexico. Life from the deck in San Cristobal. The moon rose powerful this evening, conquered and ruled the dome of the sky. The only time I have not seen the moonrise over the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is when it’s cloudy or I’m out of town, and… weather permitting I’ll see the moonrise in the place I am. Thanks for looking and keep on looking. G

Moonrise in a sienna sky

Blanca Massif, Massif Of Hay Bales

Blanca massif, and a massif of hay bales. Blanca Peak is the fourth highest summit in the US Rocky Mountains. On a clear day it can be seen from areas around Taos some 100 miles to the south. The massif dominates the central and southern San Luis Valley. Heading up this way again tomorrow on a photo tour/workshop. The weather should be perfect for photography. Thanks for looking. G

Blanca Massif, Massif Of Hay Bales

Fire On The Mountain Sunset

Fire on the mountain. The last rays of sunlight on the Sangre de Cristo mountains set them on fire this evening. The thirty mile drive took us a little longer than usual. I mean, we just had to stop and join the mountains saying good night to the sun. Thanks for looking. G

Fire On The Mountain

Ute Mountain Tree, Costilla, New Mexico

Ute Mountain Tree, Costilla, New Mexico. The tree and numerous others, flank the old volcano on the Taos Volcanic Field. The direction of the prevailing wind is quite obvious. No wind today though at Ute Mountain, just cold. Thanks for looking. G

Ute Mountain Tree, Costilla, New Mexico

Golden Eagle Silhouette, Sangre De Cristo Mountains

Golden Eagle silhouette, with the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, southern Colorado. We whipped past this scene, but quickly pulled over and got a couple of shots of the Golden Eagle on the power pole. They are a magnificent sight to see in their domain and their domain is everywhere. Thanks for looking. G

Golden Eagle silhouette, Sangre De Cristo Mountains

San Antonio Mountain Cloud

San Antonio Mountain with a cloud, on the New Mexico, Colorado state line. We were heading north for a short evening drive. This cloud was coursing over the volcanic plateau, keeping up with my driving. When the cloud was positioned directly over San Antonio Mountain I pulled over and made this image. This mountain is an extinct volcano and is the largest free standing mountain in the 48 states. The plateau is dotted with many old volcanoes, and lava cones. This area is a beautiful part of our state with great subject matter for photography. It is featured on my San Luis Valley photo tours. Thanks for looking. G

San Antonio Mountain Cloud