Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Spring

Ranch Gate In San Luis, Colorado

A steer skull ranch gate in San Luis, Colorado. I’ve been passing this scene for many years. I finally made an image that I’d seen in my minds eye. I love the way it is suspended, floating against the misty sky creating a surreal feeling. Thanks for looking. G


San Jose Mission, Laguna Pueblo

San Jose, (Saint Joseph) mission church was built in 1699.  The church is built in the early Pueblo style of architecture, and is constructed of field stone, adobe, mortar, and plaster. The interior is adorned with Laguna Pueblo art paintings and stations of the cross. We arrived here yesterday, one of the last stops on a five day photo safari around northern New Mexico. The sun was low in the western sky and the church was shrouded in shadow. At first I blocked the sun behind the cross, that gave me a decent exposure on the building and cross, and worked with what I first had in mind. When I moved the camera slightly and pointed it directly at the sun, it gave me an under exposed image of the building and foreground cross. The resulting image was more satisfying, and also created the sun star that seemed fitting for the location and subject matter. Thanks for looking. G

san Jose mission church laguna pueblo

Sunset Light On Taos Mountain

Sunset light on Taos Mountain. The mountain draws me in and shows me all it’s glory. All I got to do is be present. Thank you for looking. G


San Luis Shady Nook Cafe

San Luis, Colorado, Shady Nook Cafe. Not that the cafe is named “shady nook’ rather it’s a cafe with a shady nook to enjoy a morning coffee. On the road this week for a five day photo tour of southern Colorado and eastern New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G

san luis colorado cafe

Spring Rainbows And Red Willows

Spring rainbows over red willows and cottonwoods with Taos Mountain barely visible through the rain. Made in a favorite location of mine in Taos, New Mexico. Thanks for looking. G


An Abundance Of Blossoms

The abundance of blossoms is over the top in our neighborhood this spring in the San Cristobal valley, NM


Eagle Nest Lake Twilight

Eagle Nest Lake and the town of Eagle Nest at twilight in the beautiful Moreno Valley, northern New Mexico.


Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Today we made a drive in to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. On the west side of the Rio Grande Gorge the road meanders leisurely north to the Colorado border. Pronghorn, Elk and many birds accompany us along the way. Seasonal lakes, ancient causeways and abandoned dwellings are reasons to get out of the car and contemplate those who have passed this way. If you have a penchant for unobstructed views, no crowds, peace and quiet, solitude … shall I go on? Join me on a photo tour if this pristine environment is for you.

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

The Full Moon Tonight

The full Moon rising over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico. Rising through the light fog this evening. I enjoyed the simplicity of this scene of the moon and only the moon. It gave a sense of some innate peace in the universe.