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New Mexico Fine Art Prints!

Storm above the San Lorenzo de Picurís Mission at the Picuris Pueblo in New Mexico

…ou can go here and browse the galleries, choose the paper type and a frame if you like. They often have promotions and coupon codes, email me to get the current discount! I am announcing this now because I just added a great New Mexico gallery, below are a few examples. Please support the artists!!! Below is the link to my store, click on “galleries” to see the photos. http://willaustin.imagekind.com/store Raven sitting on a…

Photo Workshop in New Mexico

San Lorenzo de Picuris Church, photograph by Will Austin

…eek-long photography workshop in one of my favorite places- Northern New Mexico. It will take place April 30th-May 6th, 2010 and will be based in Santa Fe. Here is the description from Marti’s website- “Enchanted New Mexico!! The land of beautiful light and ancient history. Join Marti and Will Austin in beautiful Santa Fe, as we visit such locations as the Santa Fe Plaza (the heart of Santa Fe filled with artists, music and the…

Chimayó, New Mexico 87522

…wer over the imagination that is a kind of love and seems available to people from anywhere[.] . . Northern New Mexico is one such place.” Harry Shukman, 2006 [New York Times]. The last stop on my blog tour of Northern New Mexico is in the small town of Chimayó at the southern end of the High Road to Taos. Founded in the late 1600’s by Spanish settlers, it is home to the “Lourdes of America,” El Santuario de Chimayó. I…

Las Trampas, New Mexico 87576

…as built between 1760 and 1776 and is considered one of the best-preserved Spanish Colonial churches in New Mexico. Unfortunately I couldn’t get inside. A very nice man named Juan told me who had the key but they weren’t around, maybe next time. Up the road from the church is this old barn, a perfect match for a perfectly beautiful New Mexico sky….

Taos, New Mexico 87571

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,…

New Mexico

Last weekend a “family issue” took me away to New Mexico. It was a difficult trip but I was able to break away for about 2 hours to take some photos. Because of the nature of this trip, some of these photos are very personal and significant to me. This shot was total happenstance- I stopped to aid an injured snake on the road (unfortunately he was a gonner) and saw this amazing scene from the highway overpass. Check out the watchful…

Truchas, New Mexico 87578

I have never seen a place like Truchas. Driving down out of the mountains one sees this town laid out on a high ridge just below the high mountain peaks in the near distance. I didn’t have time to stop and explore the many interesting buildings and artist studios but it seemed like a town lost in time. I did stop at the Los Llanitos cemetery on the edge of the road just out of town, what a beautiful spot between the mountains and the…

Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico 87553

…highlight of my trip was visiting the Picuris Pueblo and photographing the beautiful San Lorenzo de Picurís mission which has undergone an 8-year restoration. Just as I arrived a huge thunder storm approached and I raced to take photos. Luckily the sun poked through tiny cracks in the tumbling clouds a few times and I got some shots. In the end I was chased away by a fierce lightning-laced hail storm but I knew the day’s clouds were a…

Apple iPhone iOS 4 brings “New Horizons”

The new iPhone operating system is packed with new features but there is one I discovered which is a game changer for photographers- the new software allows for larger photo file sizes. Now I can send a shot I took with my Nikon to my iPhone and use my incredible collection of photo apps to process the file in ways not possible with my computer. Here is my first try. It is a black and white image of cormorants resting on a dock in Anacortes,…

New York photo gallery added to image archive

Brooklyn Bridge in New York City glows in a twilight storm

…Brooklyn Bridge in New York glows at twilight during a storm Some new and some old photos of New York City, including a few of the World Trade Center that I just discovered in my files. Here is a slideshow with all of the images –…