Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Snows

Last Light, Mountain Snow, Sangre de Cristos, NM

Last light on the mountain snows and cloud, Sangre de Cristos, NM. The last glimmer of light on the foothills before the sun slipped over the horizon and the warmth of the day with it. Stay warm, and healthy. Thanks for looking. G

Last Light, Mountain Snow, Sangre de Cristos, NM

Blanca Peak Massif, Snow And Ice

Blanca Peak Massif, snow and ice, southern Colorado. I’ve been here before and it often looks like this in winter. It’s a gorgeous spot at the side of a back road where the wind blows something fierce when it wants to. It doesn’t look it, but it was 7˚ out there on this day. Thanks for looking. G

Blanca Peak Massif, Snow And Ice

Winter Fields, Red Barn, San Luis Valley, Colorado

Winter fields, red barn, San Luis Valley, Colorado. This is one of the most fertile valleys, surrounded by ancient, extinct volcanoes, lava cones and scattered scenes like this one. Another in this series of barns and abandoned homesteads of the San Luis Valley. Thanks for looking. G

Winter fields, red barn, San Luis Valley, Colorado

Wolf Moon Rising, Lama, New Mexico

Wolf Moon rising, as the clouds cleared, Lama, New Mexico. I drove north to get away from the mountain clouds. I could see a break in the sky ahead, then there it was. My heart skipped a beat. I pulled over and made a number of images and when the clouds built up again I left. Thanks for looking and for all the compliments and comments. G

Wolf Moon Rising, Lama, New Mexico

Valley Homestead, Beyond The Fence

Valley homestead, beyond the fence in the San Luis Valley. If you are familiar with my work and my website you’ll recognize this old dwelling. Over the years the fence has also featured prominently in my images. Someone, at some point in time, peeled back the barbed wire in order to get access to the building. Personally, I like to document these abandoned homesteads from pretty much the same perspective for continuity and posterity. Here’s another view. Thanks for looking. G

Valley Homestead, Beyond The Fence

Little House, San Cristobal, Mountains

Little white house, in the pasture, San Cristobal, NM. There were snow covered mountain peaks when the clouds cleared today. Pristine skies overhead. I just think, sometimes, how many days like these this homestead and it’s occupants have experienced. However many that is, the days and lives come and go in the valley, if only the mountains could talk. Thanks for looking. G

Little House, San Cristobal, Mountains

Bunker View, White House, San Luis Valley

Bunker view, of the white house in the San Luis Valley, Colorado. Winter in the valley is a special time of year. Peace, silence and solitude prevail. A perfect place to perfect the craft of photography. This is one of many potato storage bunkers, (root cellars) around the vast San Luis Valley. Thanks for looking. G

Bunker View, White House, San Luis Valley

Red Willow Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo

Red Willow, Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo. On a snowy New Mexico afternoon we took a drive around the neighborhood. The red willows were glowing warm along an acequia (irrigation ditch) that runs through the valley. The day was shrouded mostly in shades of grey, until we came across this scene. I love where we live. We get to drive through scenery like this on our commute. Thanks for looking. G

Red Willow Cottonwood, Arroyo Hondo

White Christmas Elk, Taos Mountain

White Christmas Elk, Taos Mountain. I know it’s halloween, but… christmas decorations already? Tomorrow I anticipate christmas music in the stores and restaurants. Spending time in solitude and inward reflection sits right with my Celtic nature. I have some plans for numerous days in the field with bright mornings and early sunsets. Nights out under the stars with the camera, then back to the hearth to nurse a nice glass single malt. Thanks for looking. G

White Christmas Elk, Taos Mountain