Northern New Mexico Landscapes with Diana McPherson

Georgia O’Keefe first visited northern New Mexico in the 1917. She returned for several summers with friends to Taos until purchasing a property in the 1930’s and becoming a permanent resident of New Mexico. Ansel Adams first visited northern New Mexico in 1927, resulting in a limited edition book on the Taos Pueblo. He met Georgia O’Keeffe in 1929 and they maintained a lifelong friendship, often working together in northern New Mexico. Both artists were drawn to and inspired by the colorful and dramatic landscapes.
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The landscape of Ghost Ranch includes canyons, cliffs, plains, grasslands, and streams. The colorful rock formations span 130 million years of geological history. The only complete Coetophysis fossil was unearthed here.
Santa Fe Plaza was the key trading location along the Santa Fe Trail. As traffic increased, the railroad became more popular, causing a decrease in wagon activity on the Santa Fe Trail. Today the Santa Fe Plaza is a quaint area with numerous hotels, shops, galleries, museums, and wonderful restaurants. There are many historical sites and buildings to see as well.
Aspen trees in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains change to the beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. The Alamosa Vista trail runs through 3.5 miles of aspen trees bringing you to a peak on the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains.
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We’ll explore the Santa Fe and Abiquiu region of northern New Mexico with a guide from Santa Fe Mountain Adventures. Plenty of photography opportunity.

Showcase 2019 Winner Profile – Cynthia Lockwood

Showcase 2019 Scapes, Judges' Choice: Bald Cypress Trees in Autumn © Cynthia Lockwood.

Showcase 2019 Scapes, Judges’ Choice: Bald Cypress Trees in Autumn © Cynthia Lockwood.

Bio:

Cynthia is a passionate photographer with a deep love and appreciation for all things nature.  She enjoys the solitude that nature photography requires but delights in sharing her photos and encouraging others to recognize the beauty that surrounds them and the peace that it brings.  She frequently visits national wildlife refuges, state parks in Texas and surrounding states and the gulf coast to capture unique images of nature.  Some of these photos have been published in Birds & Blooms and Country magazines and a pocket field guide by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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