Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Taos Volcanic Plateau

Comet/2020 F3 NEOWISE, Taos Plateau

Comet/2020 F3 NEOWISE, northwest of Taos over the Volcanic Field/Plateau. When you see it, it’s hard to un see, until that is, when it vanishes into the clouds. Yesterday evening the fully overcast skies cleared a little, so I drove a few miles up into the hills behind the house for this view. The second image is when it emerged from the clouds setting over Cerro Chiflo, an old volcano. Thanks for looking. G

Comet/2020 F3 NEOWISE, Taos Plateau

Comet/2020 F3 NEOWISE,

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

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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Mesa Light Rays Breaking Through

Mesa light rays breaking through. The landscape is actually a plateau but locally we all refer to it as “the mesa”. When I was driving home a few weeks ago, I just had to pull over for this one and to watch the show. Believe it or not, there is lightning in the bright spot center right. I was reviewing images today and came across this one, so I thought it time for a dramatic landscape photo. Thanks for looking. G

Mesa Light Rays Breaking Through

Storm Cell, Rio Grande Gorge Plateau

Storm cell over the Rio Grande Gorge across the volcanic plateau. They move fast and drop a vast amount of water in a very short time. The cell expanded toward me, fully engulfing the little valley and me. I managed to keep the camera covered and dove back into the car out of the rain and lightning. Thanks for looking. G

Storm Cell, across the Rio Grande Gorge

Corral On The Volcanic Plateau, New Mexico

Corral on the Volcanic Plateau, northern New Mexico. Made a drive today with my good friend and photographer R. David Marks. We scoped out some familiar locations and some new ones. It was another good day out on the road making images. Thanks for looking. G

Corral On The Volcanic Plateau

Winter Corral Fence, On The Plateau

Winter corral fence, on the Taos Plateau. A quick flash back to a place I stopped in at a dozen times this winter near San Antonio Mountain. Not the biggest snow fall but one of the prettiest. Thanks for looking. G

Winter Corral Fence, On The Plateau

San Antonio Mountain Cloud

San Antonio Mountain with a cloud, on the New Mexico, Colorado state line. We were heading north for a short evening drive. This cloud was coursing over the volcanic plateau, keeping up with my driving. When the cloud was positioned directly over San Antonio Mountain I pulled over and made this image. This mountain is an extinct volcano and is the largest free standing mountain in the 48 states. The plateau is dotted with many old volcanoes, and lava cones. This area is a beautiful part of our state with great subject matter for photography. It is featured on my San Luis Valley photo tours. Thanks for looking. G

San Antonio Mountain Cloud