Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Red Rocks

Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona. Sunset from my room in “The View” Hotel. I didn’t make it here this year for the obvious reasons. This was last Spring. I’m looking forward to another photography trip there soon. Interesting that the hotel is built on the former campground where I’d camped many times prior. I often had this view all to myself years ago. Here’s another view from “The View”. Thanks for looking. G

Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona

Mexican Hat Rock, Southeast Utah

Mexican Hat Rock, on the San Juan River in Southeast Utah. I was feeling a little chilled today so I armchair traveled through Utah. When I landed on this picture I remembered and felt the warmth of that day last year. Thanks for looking. G

Mexican Hat Rock, Southeast Utah

Mexican Hat Rock, Southeast Utah

Mexican Hat Rock on the banks of the San Juan River, Southeast Utah. Revisiting a place I’ve been to many times. This trip was this week in May last year. Still armchair traveling around the southwest USA. Enjoy and thanks for looking. G

Mexican Hat, Southeast Utah

Cave View, New Mexico Back Country

Yesterday, Pami, myself and friends, Chris and Carla, made a trip to beyond, the back of beyond. We have future plans for more trips back, to the back of beyond. Much of the trip was spent driving Arroyo del Cobre, north of Abiquiu, NM. The arroyo narrowed considerably, until, what can marginally be called a road clambered out of it to a bench. After more sandy driving and choking dust we arrived at an artesian spring in a boggy meadow. Later, we visited an ancient petrified river bed and this shady ledge with a cave, probably dug many years ago by a prospector. There are camps and hunting grounds of indigenous peoples, strewn with artifacts, in this land of red rocks. These days, hundreds of bonsai junipers and tranquility abide. Chris said “we are geological time travelers”.  Thanks, Chris and Carla for being our guides. Thanks everyone for looking. G

Cave view, New Mexico back country

 

New Mexico True, back country

 

Artesian Spring

 

Petrified river bed

 

Petrified river bed

 

Bonsai Juniper

 

Orphan Mesa, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

Orphan Mesa, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. I could go out there, it’s about an hour and a quarter drive from home, and that would be lovely, but I’m really enjoying my time at home and discovering armchair travel is just fine right now. Hope I still want to go out when all this is over… just kidding! Thanks for looking. G

Orphan Mesa, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

White Pocket, Wave, Arizona

White Pocket, Wave, Arizona. Not “the Wave” in Arizona, but a wave in the rock formations in White Pocket. Yes, I know what you’re thinking… it looks like streaky bacon! Thanks for looking. G

White Pocket, Wave, Arizona

Piedra Lumbre, Clouds In Motion

Piedra Lumbre, clouds in motion. In the red rock country in Abiquiu, NM today, on a photo tour with my good friend Harold Hall. The clouds went whizzing bye “wheee…” enjoying the ride across the sky over Piedra Lumbre (shining rock from the Spanish). The day began early, warmed up quickly, and clouds filled in the blanks over the red rock formations. Thanks for looking. G

Piedra Lumbre, Clouds In Motion

Comb Ridge, Utah, Last Light

Comb Ridge, Utah. Last light of the day, last week at Comb Ridge. It was raining all around, but the sun cast a few shafts of light and tipped it’s hat before saying goodnight. Here’s another view from a few years ago. Thanks for looking. G

Comb Ridge, Utah, Last Light

White Pocket Rocks, Arizona

White Pocket Rocks, Arizona. White Pocket is located in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. 30 to 40 miles on rocky and sandy roads keeps the number of people at a minimum. It still has an air of peaceful solitude. I was so overwhelmed by its beauty, I didn’t know which way to turn. Mostly I drank in the scene vowing to return soon. This scene is approximately 5 feet by 6 feet a macro of the larger landscape it makes up. Stay tuned for a larger view. Thanks for looking. G

White Pocket Rocks, Arizona