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Taos, New Mexico 87571

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

June 13, 2010

Northern New Mexico is magnificent but in a subtle way, like when you hear a beautiful song and tears well up in your eyes but you can’t say exactly why.  Much has been said about Taos – the artists, the skiing, the food, and of course the Taos Pueblo which has been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years.  When I am there I feel like I went back in time and to a different country, but not to Spain or Mexico.  Maybe it is the light, or the people or the terrain, I’m not sure.  This trip was only overnight but it was a rich experience I will never forget.  I decided to break it up into a few parts, starting with Taos, because there are so many photos.

Mountains South of Taos, my friend Ina was born on the other side –

Dance Hall –

Rio Grande gorge during a storm –

Straight down from the Highway 64 bridge, I was hoping for rain because the colors are much richer –

Tres Orejas in the distance –

Crepuscular rays (or “God beams”) before sunset –

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6 Comments

  1. Dick Carlton

    Spectacular Will.

  2. Ina

    Ahhhhhh…so lovely. Magical isn’t it?

  3. France

    So beautiful! You really captured the drama of the landscape!

  4. admin

    Thanks for the kind comments! Thought of you Carltons when I was there….

  5. Todd Smith

    Will,
    great Rio Grande Gorge Pics. Curious if you went up the road to see that crazy commune: spacecraft ranch or something like that.

    • admin

      Hey Todd, didn’t make it there but I discovered it later when I was researching the area. I can see why people go there, amazing country.