Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Sangre de Cristos

Sangre de Cristo Mountains New Mexico

The Sangre de Cristo mountains grab me every time. Today was special. The mountains seemed to occupy a secondary role in the composition, that of giving scale to the expanse of the sky. Of course, it wasn’t long before I began to look deeper in to the scene, exploring the details of the clouds and their relationship to the mountain ridges. The negative spaces created by the valleys, intrigued me even further. Those more abstract images I will keep for another day.  The initial scene made me pull over, the details kept me looking. The music that was playing, in the warm interior of the car, enhanced by the surrounding beauty of the landscape and sky increased my sense of well being today. Thanks for looking. G


Last Light On The Hills

A shaft of light cast through a narrow aperture created by a low lying cloud and the space between it and the horizon. Illuminating the peaks of the Columbine Hondo Wilderness, this familiar view from the garden in San Cristobal, is consistent in it’s continually changing drama and light.


My Neighbor’s Tree

My neighbor’s tree. I walked outside this evening and was struck by the light on this tree. I can see it, and the foothills beyond, from the kitchen window. I often enjoy viewing the tree in the lay of the land throughout the day. I like to think that it was planted in just the perfect spot. Thanks for looking. G


Wolf Moon, El Prado, NM

A drive by sighting in El Prado, NM this evening. The “Wolf Moon” burst on the scene as if arriving at its own surprise party. People showed up, and were pulled over all along the highway north of Taos. Thanks for looking. G

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Exquisite, Quiet Moon Rise

Exquisite, quiet moon rise, out of the kitchen window in San Cristobal, New Mexico this evening. We watched long and marveled at the site in the warmth of the kitchen over a glass of pinot noir. Thanks for looking. G


Blanca Peak, Colorado

Blanca Peak Range in the Rocky Mountains. These mountain peaks dominate the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado and can be seen from the Rio Grande Gorge bridge on a clear day, about 75 miles to the south. I made this image on a trip to San Luis and Fort Garland yesterday after the heavy overnight snowfall. Thanks for looking.

Mountain Snows, San Luis, Colorado

Traveling through San Luis, (reputed to be the oldest town in Colorado) today, the shadows were spreading long as the sun set. I liked the juxtaposition of the school building and the mountains, glowing in the waning light.

A Winter Morning Symphony

Across the valley to the foothills the snow, backlit by the sun, swirling and blowing, rising and falling a visual morning symphony.

Another Super Moon Rising

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Another Super Moon rising over the Sangre de Cristo foothills in San Cristobal, NM