Monday, June 25, 2012
Photo of the Week - June 18, 2012
I went out on "Photo Safari" with some friends, back into an area northwest of Taos called Taos Mesa. It is located across the John Dunn Bridge, west of the Rio Grande River. For those of you unfamiliar with this area, this is a very remote and unpopulated part of New Mexico. There are a few homes dotting the landscape, but it is vitually void of any humans. The area is known as "Living off the Grid" for those who just have to get away from the rest of the world and try to eeck out an existence off of the land, wind, and sun. (Not my cup of tea). We were out for many hours driving the very rough roads of this area, then up to Antonito, Colorado to end the day. On the way back to Taos, our driver spotted an old corral next to the road, right as the sunset was ending. To add to the sunset, there was a fire that had been burning west of us for most of the afternoon that added some additional smokey effect to the sky. This image was one of the last and most colorful & spectacular ones of the day. Hope you enjoy.