Carson National Forest Road 437, Garcia Park, NM

Carson National Forest, FR 437, to Garcia Park, New Mexico today. This meadow was going off and creating a golden reflecting light source for the whole area around. It was a special drive on our annual visit to see the colors up high at 9800 + feet above sea level. If you have the opportunity to get out up into the mountains this week, I would highly recommend it. P.S. Look up in the sky tonight for the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn in close proximity. Thanks for looking. G

Carson National Forest, FR 437 Garcia Park, New Mexico

Starry Night, Satellite, Rio Grande, Pilar, New Mexico

Starry night in the Rio Grande Gorge, Pilar, New Mexico. I was setting up a composition for the milky way over the gorge and river when I spotted a satellite in one frame, so I quickly kept exposing shots and made a composite of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites cruising across the skies here in NM. Personally, I think there is enough junk in space, plus, Mr. Musk plans to add some 80,000 satellites to the junk already up there. It’s quite a controversy among astronomers. Almost every frame that night had some man made object coursing across the sky. Thanks for looking. G

Starry night in the Rio Grande Gorge, Pilar, New Mexico.

San Antonio Church, Valdez, New Mexico

San Antonio Church, Valdez, New Mexico. Back to gorgeous skies and quintessential New Mexico scenes. The little village (would be more of a hamlet in Britain), and the church of San Antonio, nestled in the valley along the banks of the Rio Hondo. So much subject matter here in this area lends itself to black and white photography. Thanks for looking. G

San Antonio Church, Valdez, New Mexico

Corn Moon Rising, Sangre De Cristos, New Mexico

Corn Moon Rising, Sangre De Cristos, New Mexico. This month the full moon rose in and out of clouds. I liked this one depicting the Corn moon weaving it’s way through layers of clouds over the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains where we live. The view from the deck, never disappoints, despite the cloud cover. Thanks for looking. G

Corn Moon Rising, Sangre De Cristos, New Mexico

Cactus, Pueblo Alto Trail, Chaco Canyon

Cactus on the Pueblo Alto trail in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. There is much to see in Chaco Culture Historical Park, up, down and all points in between. If I find the photo of the piece of pottery we found near this spot I’ll post. We pick it up look and marvel at it, then put it back down where we found it for others to enjoy. This cactus was perfect right where it was. Thanks for looking. G

Cactus, Pueblo Alto Trail, Chaco Canyon

Ranch Gate, Steer Skull, Galisteo, NM

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico. Slightly off the beaten path, but easy to spot if you like to wander around the old dirt streets. I first visited Galisteo in 1984, returning in 1985 and staying at the then Galisteo Inn for a few days. There was plenty of time to explore and wander with my camera and to make some images for my first photography exhibit “New Mexico: First Impressions” at Artworks Gallery, Pasadena, 1986. I’ve been hooked on New Mexico ever since. Thanks for looking. G

Ranch gate with steer skull, Galisteo, New Mexico.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Highway 64, New Mexico

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Highway 64, New Mexico. The bridge spans the canyon and river, a meer 600 feet below, carrying Highway 64 with one terminus in the Outer Banks, NC and the other at Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. The storms move through here fast and with deliberate intention. I’m finding some fun images throwing virtual darts at the archives most of today. Stay tuned for another image from New Mexico in Chaco Canyon tomorrow. Thanks for looking. G

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Highway 64, New Mexico

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

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico.  I pulled this one from the archives last week and seeing as park is temporarily closed now, this view will suffice. I never go too far from home anyway so I’m not really limited in my travel. There are plenty more places to visit nearby and discover a few new ones while I’m at it. I’m very fortunate, pretty much everything I enjoy is here in my northern New Mexico backyard. Thanks for looking. G

Chaco Canyon, Pueblo Bonito, New Mexico

Window Dressing, Raton, New Mexico

Window dressing in Raton, New Mexico. Paper hanging in the windows had absorbed moisture and become sun scorched over time. I changed the color for aesthetic to this blue patina from the cigarette smoke stained actual color. I’ve added a shot of the whole window below. There were lots of compositions, it was hard to choose. I liked this one with the rippling shadows on the buckled paper caused by clear packing tape attached to the window glass. Thanks for looking. G

Window dressing in Raton, New Mexico.

 

Window dressing in Raton, New Mexico.

Osprey, First Flight, Chama, New Mexico

Osprey, first flight, along the highway power line nesting platform, Chama, New Mexico. A quick drive around the block today. It was very peaceful and delightful, watching these chicks and mom on the nest. Dad is gone, maybe fishing. We spent about an hour observing their behavior. Thanks for looking in. G

Osprey, first flight, Chama, New Mexico.
Who’s going first?

 

Osprey, first flight, Chama, New Mexico.
I’ll give it a shot!

 

Osprey, first flight, Chama, New Mexico.
Look Mama, I’m going for it.

 

Osprey, first flight, Chama, New Mexico.
Go, go, go!

 

Osprey, first flight, Chama, New Mexico.
Whoa!

 

Osprey, first flight, Chama, New Mexico.
About 30 minutes later, mom has left and is calling from a nearby tree. Sister is saying, “wow bro, look at you, that’s awesome.”