Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Three Peaks, Jemez Mountains, Crescent Moon, Sunset

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Three Peaks, the Jemez Mountains, a Crescent Moon, in a Sunset. I stepped outside for an hour to watch the moon set across the plateau over Three Peaks (Tres Orejas), and the Jemez Mountains a supervolcano. The moon and sky were bathed in the golden afterglow from the sunset. Thanks for looking. G

Three Peaks, Jemez Mountains, Crescent Moon, Sunset

Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, Northern New Mexico

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Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, moon setting, northern New Mexico. From left to right, Cerro Chiflo, Cerro de la Olla, Ute Mountain, San Antonio Mountain. The road heads west across the plateau, over the Rio Grande, with the waxing moon, and beyond into the sunset. Thanks for looking. G

Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, Northern New Mexico

Sunset, Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, NM

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Sunset over the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, New Mexico. I haven’t been out shouting sunsets for a while. I prefer the effects of a sunset on something. I’ve never sold more than a few pictures of sunsets. But the effects of a sunset in the opposite direction, on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, are much more popular. These days I prefer to sit and watch with a martini in my hand. So in honor of a gorgeous sky and sunset, here’s a panorama. Thanks for looking. G

Sunset over the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field, New Mexico

Sunset Light Rays, Arroyo Hondo

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Sunset light rays, Arroyo Hondo, across the plateau to the source. I don’t remember what happened next on this particular evening in 2012, but it looks better in this photo than the clear blue skies out there this evening. There’s no drama out there now, drama is good when it comes to weather in landscape photography. Thanks for looking. G

Sunset light rays, Arroyo Hondo, across the plateau

Tree, Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument

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Tree in the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument an area within the Taos Plateau volcanic field. It is an exceptional area and perfect right now if you want to roam alone. From here you can see a hundred miles north to the snow capped peaks of the Rocky mountains in Colorado. If you prefer solitude to crowds this is the place to be. As you may have gathered distancing here is easy. Check out this link for more info on this area. Thanks for looking. G

Tree, Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument