Category: Northern New Mexico

Gilman Tunnels

Gilman Tunnels

There was some kind of magic afoot when I visited the Gilman tunnels a couple of weeks ago. It’s generally really hard to get this kind of shot, looking out from one tunnel through the other. Usually there’s a car parked between the tunnels, or people walking up the road, or just wonky light. This time, though, conditions were perfect — including the angle of the sun, more to the north than it is any other time of year.

The tunnels were built about 100 years ago for a logging railroad.


Only in New Mexico

Upside down federal government sign

On the scale of things we say “only in New Mexico” about, this upside-down governmental sign ranks pretty low. Even so, only in New Mexico.


Old Jemez Car

Old Car, Jemez

I love the way the rust on the car is the same color as the surrounding terrain. It’s as if it’s become part of the landscape and the landscape has become part of it.


Classic: Springtime Shadows

Mosquero Lamp and Shadows

The combination of the shadows, iron lamp fixture, and stucco are both classic New Mexico and classic spring (the only time of the year we see shadows like this). I took this shot in the tiny town of Mosquero, northeast of Las Vegas — one of the friendliest places I’ve ever been.


Hoodoos in the De-Na-Zin Wilderness

Hoodoos in the De-Na-Zin Wilderness

These hoodoos look like little mushrooms to me. The De-Na-Zin Wilderness is filled with fantastical rock formations.


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