Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tree, mountain cloud, San Cristobal, NM

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I missed the ball this evening as I didn’t pay attention to the time. I was busy making images of my neighbor Dennis’s tree with the low cloud and peaks breaking through when I remembered the time which was getting close to the moon rise. Because we live so close to the mountains I sometimes have to drive a little bit north and west to see it at the right time. I had planned a drive out toward the fourteeners in Colorado. Oh well. I did drive north a little way to see the moon rise over Lama mountain. The first image from our garden and the second the moon rising over Lama. Thanks for looking. I promise to do better next time. G

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Saturn, Jupiter, Trees, San Cristobal, NM

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Saturn, Jupiter, through the veil of trees off the deck in San Cristobal, NM. The planets are moving closer together, at least from our perspective on this planet. In actuality, they are millions of miles apart. If you have clear skies take a look outside over the next couple of weeks as this great conjunction comes closest on December 22, 2020. Thanks for looking. G

Saturn, Jupiter, Trees, San Cristobal, NM

Bosque Del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge, NM

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Bosque Del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. I waited at this road for some activity, perhaps a crane, a deer, or bobcat maybe even a mountain lion to saunter along. It wasn’t to be. Further down the irrigation channel, two wild turkeys wandered through the old sunflowers. Thanks for looking. G

Bosque Del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge, NM

Bosque Del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

Giant Cottonwood Leaf, Taos, Wetlands

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Giant cottonwood leaf we picked up where the cottonwoods grow in the Taos, wetlands. My son pointed it out. It is as big as my head, about the span of a dinner plate. The viens are such an intricate and beautiful design magnified by the leafs size. To me, it resembles an aerial view of the landscape somewhere in the Southwest. Thanks for looking. G

Giant Cottonwood Leaf, Taos, Wetlands

Giant Cottonwood Leaf, Taos, Wetlands

VLA, Very Large Array, Mars, Plains Of San Augustine, NM

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VLA, Very Large Array with Mars on the Plains Of San Augustine, New Mexico. I made a quick overnight trip south to meet my friend Larry to photograph the Very Large Array (The National Radio Astronomy Observatory) on the Plains of San Augustine near Magdelena, N.M. We wanted to get some of the antennas lined up with the Milky Way, Mars, the Moon, and Venus. In the image below, Mars appears to be acquired by the antenna. The trail of lights is a steady stream of employee cars arriving at 6 am this morning. They used to arrive by shuttle buses, Covid 19 changed that. More to follow. Thanks for looking. G

VLA, Very Large Array, Mars, Plains Of San Augustine, NM

Chevy Truck, Las Vegas, New Mexico

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Chevy Truck, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Perfect pastel colors just across the street from the restored Castaneda Hotel a former Fred Harvey House. This was about the only action to be seen yesterday, the unloading a period refrigerator, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. The Bar Castaneda, at the hotel, serves a nice pint and good food. Anyone know the year of this truck? Ron, Mark? Thanks for looking. G

Chevy Truck, Las Vegas, New Mexico.