Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Tag: Venus

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

Venus, Crescent Moon, Sangre De Cristos

Venus and the Crescent Moon this morning over the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of New Mexico. There was peace and quiet at six o’clock as Venus and the crescent moon slipped silently above the slumbering pine ridge into the crystal clear lavender dawn. I had the camera shutter on silent mode so as to preserve the lingering tranquility in the frosty air, my breath fogged the LCD. A few more frames and it was time for the local rooster’s wake up call. It didn’t come! My neighbors turkey beat him to it and let out a blood curdling gobble, gobble, gobble, that echoed around the valley. Time for a cup of tea.  Below is an image of the moon as it crested the tree line five minutes earlier. Thanks for looking. G

Venus, Crescent Moon, Sangre De Cristos

Crescent Moon, Sangre De Cristos

Venus, Crescent Moon Over The Plateau

Venus and the crescent Moon over the Volcanic Plateau, west of Taos, New Mexico. Made a short drive south to a wonderful vantage point to watch the sunset, followed by the Moon and Venus emerging out of the light. I hope you get out over the next few days and see for yourself. Thanks for looking. G

Venus, Crescent Moon Over The Plateau

Cerro Pedernal Sunset, Crescent Moon, Venus

Cerro Pedernal sunset, Crescent Moon, Venus, across the Taos Volcanic Plateau. One from the archive many moons ago! When I lived on the south side of Taos I would drive up the hill behind our home where this view was a constant reminder of the beauty and one of many reasons I live here. The kids would sometimes join me while I was photographing, they would read their books, do a little homework or simply luxuriate, basking in the scene alongside me. Many memories represented in this image. Thanks for looking. G

Cerro Pedernal Sunset, Crescent Moon, Venus

Crescent Moon, Venus Conjunction

Crescent Moon, Venus conjunction with crumbling, abandoned adobe, San Cristobal, NM. I love conjunctions with anything. One more image from this evening below. Thanks for looking. G

Crescent Moon, Venus Conjunction

 

Crescent Moon, Venus conjunction with the San Cristobal chapel, NM

Crescent Moon, Venus Conjunction