Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Photo of the day

New Mexicana In Questa

You know it when you see it, “New Mexicana”, waiting to be discovered for the first time, what has been around for decades or centuries.

Quarai Ruins, NM

Quarai Ruins, Salinas Missions National Monuments, New Mexico. During my trip here today with my client, we experienced this historical location under blue skies and pristine lighting conditions which concluded our photography adventure on the road in New Mexico. That said, there was one other sublime moment today when a flock of Sandhill Cranes flew high overhead, their rattling, bugling, primordial calls could be heard echoing off these ancient walls as they have done for millennium on their annual migrations. Pausing for a moment, I acknowledged some grander design that exists beyond these man made testaments to our short existence on this planet that go un-noticed by those creatures a thousand feet above.

Between Rooms, Chaco Canyon, NM

Between rooms in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico. The light was glowing today at Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon as we wound or way through southwest history, banging our heads on the ancient beams, accompanied by the silence and intermittent gusts of wind that embellished the mystery in the homes and ceremony chambers of the Anasazi. 

Snow Moon

Snow Moon and lenticular clouds over Taos Mountain. Always a sight to behold!… the pristine moon rising over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. The waxing, almost full, moon was enhanced by the lenticular clouds we’ve been having of late. Thanks for looking. G


A Big Sky Sunset

Big sky big sunset sky over the homestead and most of northern New Mexico yesterday evening…. and to think it’s all out the back door. Most of what I photograph is in my own back yard or in the vicinity there of. Thanks for looking. G


Lenticular Clouds

Lenticular Clouds. I made plenty of images of this scene yesterday evening from the garden. I liked the spectacular reds, oranges and yellows of course. However, I actually prefer this exposure after the sun went down, when the light levels were much lower, and the colors more subtle with soft lavender hues. Here’s and image I made on January 22nd 2015 in Pojoaque, NM

lenticular clouds from san cristobal new mexico

Alley Door In Taos

Alley Door Graffiti in downtown Taos. Not sure it’s actually graffiti, more like paint covering up graffiti on this old steel door. Thanks for looking. G


In Ranchitos Valley

Came across this gentle creature in the Ranchitos Valley this evening. The light was soft and the animal’s nature seemed giving and loving. It came toward me, it wanted to get closer. I wanted to get closer. The barbed wire fence and an ice pond between us created a boundary for any further physical contact. The horse turned to it’s right, as if to show me its best side, and declared, “here I am!” In that moment, as I activated the camera’s shutter, a connection occurred, where all I could do was sigh in awe and disbelief as two souls cross the barriers in between.

white horse in the ranchitos valley taos new mexico