Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Golden Eagle, Snow, Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

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Golden Eagle in a snowstorm Orilla Verde Recreation Area in the Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico. The tree is a decades-long roosting place for Bald Eagles. This tree succumbed to the elements over the last few years and made room for hawks, osprey and golden eagles. Everything falls in to place perfectly. Thanks for looking. G

Golden Eagle, Snow, Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

Bighorn Sheep, Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

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Bighorn Sheep in the Rio Grande Gorge west of Taos, New Mexico. Sometimes they disappear far away into the canyon because they can. My photographer clients ask me, “where do they go?” to which I reply, “anywhere they want.” This one and a few others showed up just where we want them, on a rock! Thanks for looking. G

Bighorn Sheep, Rio Grande Gorge, New Mexico

Fall Color, Orilla Verde, Rio Grande Gorge, NM

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Fall Color along the riverbank in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area, the Rio Grande Gorge, NM. I took an early morning drive when the sun rises and illuminates the walls of the canyon along with the sky, reflected in the placid river. I liked the light on the chamiso bush and the way the reflection created the playful background. Thanks for looking. G

Fall Color, Orilla Verde, Rio grande Gorge, NM

Barrancos Blancos, Cemetery, Shrine, Embudo, New Mexico

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Barrancos Blancos, cemetery and shrine, on the banks of the Rio Grande in Embudo, New Mexico. There’s a snowstorm forecast, so I thought this would make an appropriate image for the season. I didn’t go far today, just back to the digital darkroom/office and the archives. Thanks for looking. G

Barrancos Blancos, Cemetery, Shrine, Embudo, New Mexico

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

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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.

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Highway 64, New Mexico

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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

Rio Grande Gorge, Northern New Mexico

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Rio Grande Gorge, northern New Mexico, a view from the high bridge crossing the river looking north towards Colorado. It was twilight and not the best light, but I like to document the area depicting it’s very many moods. It was the last stop on a photo tour returning from Abiquiu a couple of years ago. Thanks for looking. G

Rio Grande Gorge, northern New Mexico