Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Sunset

Highway 522, Northern New Mexico

Highway 522, northern New Mexico. Can’t beat the ride home with epic views and skies. On a clear day we can see the snow covered, fourteen thousand foot peaks of southern Colorado. The mountain ahead, is San Antonio Mountain, an extinct volcano and largest free standing mountain in the lower 48 states, not a part of any mountain chain, at least that’s what I’ve be told. I like being able to look out and see forever. There’s a song title there, I think you know it. Thanks for looking. G

Highway 522, northern New Mexico.

Crescent Moon Waxing, Earth Shine, Plateau.

Crescent Moon waxing with “earth shine” just now, setting over the plateau. Stunning beauty. The moon is reflecting light from the earth! Makes sense “earth shine”. I just got in after it set through the reddish, orange haze. Then it got cold. Now for a roast chicken dinner! Thanks for looking. G

Crescent Moon waxing with "earth shine"

Sky Watching, Taos Volcanic Field, Plateau

Sky watching across the Taos Volcanic Field and Plateau. Just a couple of city blocks from the house in San Cristobal there is a turn out that serves as a bit of an overlook. Not a bad spot for an overlook for that matter. Thanks for looking. G

Sky Watching, Taos Volcanic Field, Plateau

Jemez Mountains, Sunset, Lenticular Clouds

Jemez Mountains, sunset, shark fin lenticular clouds. I saw the fins in the clouds after I loaded the image in Photoshop®. I like the way the clouds settled over the distant volcano and caldera. I shot this from the Arroyo Hondo mesa before the Moon and Venus revealed themselves after sunset. Thanks for looking. G

Jemez Mountains, Sunset, Lenticular Clouds

Crescent Moon, Venus, Sunset Sky

Crescent Moon, Venus, sunset sky across the volcanic plateau this evening. I took a drive out south to sit and watch the Moon and Venus set. I did a about an hour sitting and watching from different locations, and of course, a few minutes photographing. Thanks for looking. G

Crescent Moon, Venus, Sunset Sky

Icicle Drop, Sunset, San Cristobal, NM

Icicle drop, against the setting sun through the trees, San Cristobal NM. The last icicle drop to form but not fall on the last day of the year and decade. Thank you for joining me here. Many, many best wishes for the coming year. Plans made, many others to fulfill. I look forward to seeing what transpires. Happy New Year. Geraint

Icicle drop, San Cristobal NM

Taos Mountain, Sunset Clouds, Daily Commute

Taos Mountain, sunset clouds, on our daily commute in northern New Mexico. We live in a most beautiful place. I know there are many beautiful places on the planet. This is our beauty spot. There’s a twelve thousand foot mountain in those clouds. It will likely be covered in more snow tomorrow. Thanks for looking. G

Taos Mountain, sunset clouds, daily commute. 

Tipi Sky, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Tipi sky, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico. Digging in the archives and clearing out the virtual stuffed closet today I found this image of the tipis, south of Taos, near where I used to live. In the evening, around sunset, I would pop down the road, a mile or so from home, to watch and wait as the scene unfolded. Thanks for looking. G

Tipi Sky, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Lenticular Clouds, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, NM

Lenticular Clouds, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, NM. I photographed these clouds earlier yesterday in broad daylight. They were beautiful of course but I couldn’t capture the fluid motion I felt when looking at them. So I made this image from our driveway after the sun was well and truly set and used a long exposure to show the movement, with the last light causing them to glow this way. Thanks for looking and keep looking up. This is the time of year for lenticular clouds. G

Lenticular Clouds, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, NM

Jemez Mountains, Crescent Moon, Jupiter

Jemez Mountains sunset with the Crescent Moon, and the planet Jupiter suspended like a pendulum in the south west skies over the ancient super volcano of the Valle Caldera. Following yesterday’s image, the skies this evening were clear, revealing more than a few celestial bodies. Thanks for looking. G

Jemez Mountains, Crescent Moon, Venus