Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cowboy Country

These are the last of my Taos photos.  The photo above was taken of a driveway entry portal across from the Earthships near Taos.  I love when people take the time and initiative to do something interesting when they could have chosen otherwise.

The branch below and the Sacred Heart Church (third photo down) were both taken on the road to Taos from Santa Fe.  There is a highway between the two, but if you ever get the chance to drive the back way it is a wonderful scenic drive.

The two sunset photos were taken south of Taos at a rest stop.  One night our group went up there to take photos of the sunset and it did not disappoint.  I decided to spare you and not post all 100 photos I took that evening.  It was hard to narrow it down to just two because the whole sky changed so dramatically every minute. The following quote is from Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather and is one of my favorite descriptions of New Mexico:

"The sky was as full of motion and change as the desert beneath it was monotonous and still,—and there was so much sky, more than at sea, more than anywhere else in the world. The plain was there, under one's feet, but what one saw when one looked about was that brilliant blue world of stinging air and moving cloud. Even the mountains were mere ant-hills under it. Elsewhere the sky is the roof of the world; but here the earth was the floor of the sky. The landscape one longed for when one was away, the thing all about one, the world one actually lived in, was the sky, the sky!"

1 comment:

Christina said...

That is an amazing sunset shot... What settings did you use?