Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Mexico 2013

The Big Horn Sheep are difficult to spot because they blend in so well with the landscape. Did find this Ram and his harem of about 20 ewes and juveniles. They are about 1/4 mile away in this image. Let's see how close I can get.

Monday, April 29, 2013

New Mexico 2013

This year's trip to New Mexico was very successful in finding Big Horn Sheep (Ovis canadensis). I will share them with you all week.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Mexico 2013

Yesterday you saw an artist's interpretation of El Santuario de ChimayĆ³. I have been here in the past and shot this church from many angles. Here is my interpretation from this year's visit.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New Mexico 2013

There are a lot of talented artist in New Mexico. I see art everywhere. This is just one example that caught my eye.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Mexico 2013

It was cold and there was a lot of "white stuff" in the mountains. Loved it!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Mexico 2013

The last time I was in Santa Fe the St. Francis Cathedral was being renovated and had scaffolding around it (not good for taking pictures). This time it was in pristine condition. 

Dedicated in 1886, the Cathedral is a blend of adobe, French-Romanesque and modern architectural styles. It is also one of the city’s most recognized, photographed and beloved landmarks.

The sixth church built on the site, it was designed by French architects, carved by Italian stonemasons, and built by local New Mexico residents. The Cathedral design is in sharp contrast to the adobe pueblo style architecture that so clearly defines Santa Fe and all of the Southwest.

The main structure is the Conquistadora Chapel, built of adobe in 1714, which houses La Conquistadora, Our Lady of Conquering Love, the country’s oldest Madonna, dating from 1625.

In 1967, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel was added in the modern style. The many stunning stained glass windows were imported from France, and the stone for the building was brought in from 15 miles away, from what is now the small community of Lamy, New Mexico.

In July 2005, it was elevated to a basilica (meaning “royal hall”), calling it the “cradle of Catholicism” of the Southwest. As the first church in New Mexico history to receive this designation, it is now officially known as Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Mexico 2013

I always love shooting in New Mexico as there is an endless supply of images to capture. I shot today's image on a wall somewhere in my travels.

Monday, April 15, 2013

New Mexico 2013

Yes, I am back from my trip through the South Pacific. But first I have pictures that I took in January from one of my favorite southwest places - New Mexico. This image is a homage to Georgia O'Keefe.