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.

Weekly Wow! Week of May 20, 2019

All of this week’s Weekly Wow! images can be seen in the slideshow on the NANPA homepage at nanpa.org.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: "Undertow," Kona Coast, Hawaii © Geoffrey Schmid.

Showcase 2019 Top 100 winner: “Undertow,” Kona Coast, Hawaii © Geoffrey Schmid.

The following Showcase images have been selected to appear on the NANPA home page for the week beginning Monday, May 20, 2019.  To view all of the top 250 photographs from NANPA’s 2019 Showcase competition, see the photo gallery on the NANPA website.  Nature Photography Day is coming up on June 15 so let’s get shooting!  And, the period for entering your best shots in this year’s Showcase starts in August.  What are you waiting for?  Your best shot might be your next one.

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