Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Ranchos de Taos

Cross Birds, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Cross Birds, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico. Just hopping around, eating, fighting and pooping. “Humans, like all other critters, are neither inherently good or bad. Those words have no meaning in nature.”  Thanks JK and thanks for looking. G

Cross Birds, Ranchos De Taos, NM

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.

Dennis Hopper’s Last Resting Place

Dennis Hopper’s last resting place, Ranchos de Taos, NM. Photographer and good friend, David Marks and I made a little pilgrimage to the cemetery today. There are some interesting and colorful growing number of appendages on Dennis’s memorial. Notwithstanding, a whole lot of bandanas, a shell casing, a few rosaries and Mardi Gras beads. Hanging with numerous personal mementos from loved ones and fans, there is a Nikon lens cap suspended and spinning in the breeze. The memorial is a fitting tribute. I am one of many fans of his films, photography and art. The few times I met and spoke with him I found him to be a true gentleman. Thank you, RIP Dennis. G

Dennis Hopper's last resting place, Ranchos de Taos, NM.

Road Divides, You Choose Which You Take

Road divides, you choose which you take. One more from the series I created with nothing else to do although, it’s so gorgeous here right now, the high desert light is pristine and the skies are crystal clear. With that, Pami and I worked outside on this perfect spring day. Thanks for looking. G

Road divides, you choose which you take. One more from the series I created

Avenue, Trees, Mirrored, Ranchos De Taos

Avenue, trees, mirrored, Ranchos De Taos. More play with older images. This one at a B and B south of Taos. When I pick up photographers and friends visiting New Mexico, I often snap a few images, while I’m waiting or on the enroute. Again I’m playing around with another app and preoccupying myself, at least for part of the day. Thanks for looking. G

Avenue, trees, mirrored, Ranchos De Taos.

Saint Francis Church Plaza, Reflections

Saint Francis Church Plaza, reflections, Ranchos de Taos. The 50º F temps today melted a lot of snow. That’s great but now comes the mud and a lot of water which allows for fabulous reflections. I put the camera on the ground and made a three image panorama needed to capture the swimmingly wet parking lot. Thanks for looking. G

Saint Francis Church Plaza, reflections.

San Francisco De Asis, Church Flock, Ranchos De Taos

San Francisco de Asis, church flock, Ranchos de Taos. The morning flock gather on the parapet wall. Shortly, a neighbor will toss out bird seed and the pigeons come to church each day. Thanks for looking. G

San Francisco De Asis, Church Flock, Ranchos De Taos

Illumination Bus, Taos, New Mexico

Illumination bus, Taos, New Mexico. Years ago this bus pulled into town. I have no idea who they are or what they represent. I liked the layer of snow on top and the cascading window fringes, the color scheme and the smiling, happy figures. I think the cross just happened to be there and these folks in the bus landed the from another planet. Thanks for looking. G

Illumination Bus, Taos, New Mexico

Winter’s Past, Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos

Winter’s past, Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos, NM. Not the dead of winter but the beginning winter, the way it looks when the moods of autumn shift into winter and back again. The adobe monolith, on the south end of the Ranchos valley stands steadfast in all seasons. Thanks for looking. G

Winter's past, Saint Francis Church, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Tipi Sky, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Tipi sky, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico. Digging in the archives and clearing out the virtual stuffed closet today I found this image of the tipis, south of Taos, near where I used to live. In the evening, around sunset, I would pop down the road, a mile or so from home, to watch and wait as the scene unfolded. Thanks for looking. G

Tipi Sky, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico