Georgia O’Keeffe described it as, “one of the most beautiful buildings left in the United States by the early Spaniards.” It was the subject of four of her paintings. It was also photographed by Ansel Adams and Paul Strand. It is one of the most photographed and painted churches in the country.
Like many places that have been photographed endlessly, I hope to find some perspective, or at least create an image, that is different from all the others. This post will be different also in that instead of focusing on the Nikon D700 or the iPhone 4s, I’ve blended the two together into one post. I hope that I’ve added something different to the plethora.
Perfect images. I think even O’keefe would say uniquely an artistic view.
Thanks so much, I appreciate the compliment!
Very nice Russ. It is as if you were able to capture the voice of the Lord either through nature or acts of his people. Some of your finest as it feels alive.
Thanks Ann, appreciate the kind words!
gorgeous lighting! Congrats!
but that particular wonder,
conodscevo not this church which seems to me to be uphold in full the sobriety of the Friar of Assisi
Really beautiful photos, Russ. You did it justice.
Appreciate that Gail!
Amazing photos Russ!
The use of mud or clay in church’s architecture is not very common; yet, natural materials are healthy.
Great composition and interesting angles 🙂
Thanks, I was most happy with the shadow of the crucifix on the wall. Of the thousands of images of this place, I’ve never seen that before.
Such a beautiful place and quite a coincidence this morning. I was looking through my photographs of this church and a trip to Taos from 20 years ago for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia when I saw a link to your blog in my reader. Thank you for sharing such beautiful images.
Thanks Lisa, I’m glad you found them and thanks for the kind words!