Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Wolf Moon Rising, Taos Mountain, Abiquiu Lake.

It’s been a busy week, so I’m making a short blog post of an epic wolf moon rising in color and black and white, over the Sangre de Cristo section of the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado. The moon was huge when it rose behind the snow-capped peaks. I was on a photo tour with my client at the time. I think we positioned ourselves just right. I had a good idea where the moon would rise drawing on my experience from my many trips throughout the area. That said, I used “The Photographer’s Ephemeris” to confirm the location. It’s a wonderful app. Click on the images to enlarge.

Wolf Moon Sangre de Cristo mountains
Wolf Moon, over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of southern Colorado.

Wolf Moon rising, black and white
Wolf Moon rising in black and white.

Of course, I can’t drive past this spot without stopping to take a photo, if it’s remotely nice. The forecast calls for snow on the peaks again this evening. I’m looking forward to it. We need it!

Pueblo Peak, Taos Mountain, El Prado, New Mexico.
Pueblo Peak, Taos Mountain from El Prado, (The Meadows).

A minimalist composition of a bench overlooking the boat dock at Abiquiu Lake. We were photographing the stark reflection of Cerro Pedernal in a glassy lake. I always remember to look in the opposite direction.

Bench and boat dock at Abiquiu Lake
Bench and boat dock at Abiquiu Lake, NM

As always, thank you for looking, for all the comments and compliments. Have a good week. G

16 thoughts on “Wolf Moon Rising, Taos Mountain, Abiquiu Lake.”

  1. The bench shot is so classic. I’m jealous of the Abiquiu Lake trip, I have only visited via ‘the photographer’s ephemeris’, trying to line up a crescent moon with Pedernal from there.

  2. Can’t decide between color and b/w on the moonrise. Both have outstanding qualities.
    I have two guidelines I follow:
    1. You don’t know if you don’t go.
    2. Always look behind you.

  3. The b&w Wolf Moon is spectacular, so dramatic! Great to this post and remember the beautiful day you guided me around Abiquiu, etc. I got a number of great images thanks to your guidance. I must send some to you.

    • Thank you, Chris. I appreciate your compliments. It’s good to hear from you and I look forward to seeing some of your photos. Bes wishes. G

  4. Hi Great to see your photo’s saw the wolf moon from this side of the pond and remember how the moon connected you to your mum or vice versa. The same moon seen from the other side of the world Blessings Alison.


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