Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Sunset

Crescent Moon, Taos Volcanic Plateau.

Crescent Moon, setting over the Taos Volcanic Plateau, northern New Mexico. It was very quiet out there as the moon emerged briefly in the space between the clouds. No traffic, no birds, no planes… and then it disappeared into the clouds again. Thanks for looking. G

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Lone Tree Sunset, Reflections, VW Bus

Lone tree sunset, reflections with VW Bus, Taos, NM. Dipping in to the archives again today. Throwing out more than I’m saving by the time I’m through. So, I thought this one was a save. I’ve photographed this tree many times over the last three and a half decades. It has finally succumbed to more than one element, namely a chainsaw. It was always the first tree to leaf out in spring and the last to lose it’s leaves well into fall. It will probably stand there, on the side of the road until it rots and bows out. The locals call it the “welcoming tree“. I like the bus in there ,although the vehicle is interchangeable, the tree is not. Thanks for looking. G

Lone tree sunset VW Bus

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM. Flash back to 2008 when there were four tipis south of Taos. Over the years they dwindled down to one tipi. It was always fun to check out the location with a gorgeous backdrop of a New Mexico sky. Currently a tipi has recently appeared in the last few weeks making two, so I’ll keep an eye out for future image opportunities. Thanks for looking. G

Taos Tipis, Ranchos de Taos, NM

Jemez Caldera Sunset

Jemez Caldera sunset from across the plateau in Taos, New Mexico. The bold skies and landscapes of this area never cease to amaze me. Right now there is a gorgeous crescent moon suspended over the horizon. Thanks for looking. G

Jemez Caldera Sunset

Sunset, Moon, Wall and Trees

Sunset, Moon, Wall and Trees. Dove into the archives today and found this image from 2010. It was taken across the street from where I lived at that time. Stay tuned for more images from the archives as I traipse down memory lane. Have a wonderful Labor Day Holiday. For my friends in Florida, be safe and we’ll see you on the other side of the hurricane. Thanks for looking. G

Sunset, Moon, Wall and Trees

Taos Volcanic Field Sunset

Taos Volcanic Field Sunset. A momentary glimpse of the sunset. A moment and it was gone. Then the hail came and whitened the land. Overnight it turned to hoar frost. By breakfast it was gone and by noon it made it into the low fifties. Spring is a misnomer … spring would be better referred to as “changeling” a season of change, as nothing is sprung as of yet! Thanks for looking. G

Taos Volcanic Field Sunset

Raven On The Post

Raven sitting on a fence post in a sun shower enjoying the last rays of light at sunset. Another raven was on a nearby post, with a lot to say as ravens often do. This bird didn’t answer or do much of anything. I like to think perhaps, it was actually enjoying the moment. Thanks for looking. G

Raven On The Post

Sangre de Cristo Light On Snow Capped Peaks

Sangre de Cristo light on snow capped peaks. Following the golden glow and drama on the peaks in yesterday’s image, this reddish color glimmered as the last moment. Thanks for looking. G

Sangre de Cristo mountains sunset

Fire On The Mountain Sunset

Fire on the mountain. The last rays of sunlight on the Sangre de Cristo mountains set them on fire this evening. The thirty mile drive took us a little longer than usual. I mean, we just had to stop and join the mountains saying good night to the sun. Thanks for looking. G

Fire On The Mountain