Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

San Francisco De Asis Church

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San Francisco De Asis Church and brooding sky in Ranchos de Taos, NM. This iconic building has been painted and photographed by many over the decades, most notably by Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams. The San Francisco De Asis Church has been immortalized, indelibly and for good. I’m always happy to visit and add to the narrative, and archive, documenting it’s many moods and looks. Thank you for looking. G

San Francisco De Asis Church

Blue Portal, San Francisco de Asis, Church

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Blue portal with blue skies at the San Francisco de Asis Church, Ranchos de Taos. People ask me all the time whether I get bored visiting the same locations. My answer, “No”. I always find something new and I get to share it with other photographers. And the other question… is the sky really that blue? “Yes!” It’s my pleasure to show new locations to visiting photographers and those I’ve made multiple trips with. Visiting previous locations multiple times almost always reveals new angles and vistas. Thanks for looking. G

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A Moody Morning Sky, St. Francis Church

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A moody morning sky, at the St. Francis Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. The fast moving clouds filtered the sun making it look as if in a hurry to rise. The heavy silhouette of the adobe church building held fast to the ground and the earth from which it is built, while the sky swirled over and around it. Thanks for looking. G

A Moody Morning Sky, St. Francis Church

Adobe Route, Free Climbing Pigeons

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Adobe Route, Free Climbing Pigeons. “I got this… I got this!” at the St. Francis Church Ranchos de Taos, NM. I’m guessing here… perhaps they were eating seeds they discovered in the mud or bits of gravel for their crop. One thing I’m certain about, as I watched them work their way up the building, flying would have been the easier route to take. Thanks for looking. G

Adobe route pigeons on adobe buttress saint francis church ranchos de taos