Autumn in New Mexico

Bob Zeller (his blog here) shows some gorgeous Texas scenery, and he has inspired me to show a bit of the natural environment around me in New Mexico.

I took this years ago on a paying job for a ranch that was being sold north of Santa Fe. The owner was just so wonderful as he drove me around showing me his favorite spots. It was one of the best times I’ve had being paid for photography, as he told me stories about legends and history, as well as showing me some gorgeous New Mexico landscape. πŸ™‚

Pictured here is the Ojo Caliente river with the Cottonwood trees in all their fall glory.

Taken with my Nikon 12-24 lens at f/16.

Image Copyright Β© Katie Johnson. All Rights Reserved.


~ by KatiesCameraBlog on October 21, 2011.

76 Responses to “Autumn in New Mexico”

  1. Fantastic landscape… and those colours, just amazing. It seems you have wonderfull places around.

    Regarding the photo…amazing colours and fantastic frame.

  2. Wow, Katie, that is a beautiful photograph. Show me more! πŸ™‚ and thanks for the shout-out. πŸ™‚

  3. Wow; what a stunning photo… the yellows against the blue sky is gorgeous

  4. Beautiful! Love the yellow and blue together. πŸ™‚

  5. This is lovely! Love hilly places! πŸ™‚

  6. Beautiful image. The colors are wonderful. I really have to get out to New Mexico one of these days.

  7. This is gorgeous!

  8. Wow, what vivid colours. Looks stunning

  9. Fab tones and colours. Autumn certainly does provide some great camera fodder.

  10. Ahhh this is the west as I remember it. Superb image!!

  11. That is amazing. Great shot.

  12. WOW! This is so beautiful like a painting… You did a great shot. I loved it dear Katie, Thank you, have a nice weekend, with my love, nia

  13. The yellow of the trees colours the water. Lovely.

  14. Very nice indeed!

  15. Wow, those trees are absolutely glowing! Great photo!

  16. The colors are beautiful and the mountains really set it off.

  17. Gorgeous tri-tone image! I’d really like to enter the photograph and go for a good long walk!

  18. Wow, that’s a gorgeous photo and an absolutely stunning landscape. The contrast of colors with those gold trees against the dark hills and the blue sky is really amazing. Really great shot!

  19. I like the three main lines of the photo – the yellow, brown/green and the blue ones. It looks like a huge flag πŸ™‚

  20. I grew up somewhere with rugged mountains and hills so I always love to see them. πŸ™‚ I love the contrasting colours.

  21. Beautiful colors and composition.

  22. Such a beautiful landscape photo! Never have been to New Mexico, but I can just envsion its beauty.

    • Ah, thank you so much! New Mexico does have some beauty! Stay tuned, and I’ll be posting another landscape photo tomorrow morning. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. πŸ™‚

  23. Lovely. Reminds me of Ansel Adams only in colour.

  24. Stunning colors, I love the composition. Keeping the hills dividing the yellow from the blue was a nice touch!

  25. Wonderful image! Fall is my favorite time of year!! You captured it wonderfully! πŸ™‚

  26. Beautiful shot. There is a great mix of colors.

  27. I love this, I honestly had no idea you had this kind of autumn color where you are, not sure what I thought, but just didn’t imagine it this vivid. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    • Thank you! Yep, lots of people don’t know that New Mexico has autumn and winter and spring (some folks don’t know that New Mexico is a state either). πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comment!

  28. What a beautiful place! Beautiful landscape. This reminds me of Rivington, UK πŸ™‚

  29. Looks like a great place to take a hike πŸ™‚ Was this shot in HDR? the colors & textures are really great.

    • This was taken years ago, and back then I didn’t even know what HDR was. πŸ™‚ I try to work with the sun, so I’m not using HDR (nothing against it though!).Thanks for your comment!

  30. Beautiful scene, very well taken! The different bands of colour really work on this image! Cheers!

  31. Staggeringly beautiful! New Mexico is such a gorgeous place, I love the light and color of air. Thanks for sharing, nicely done.

  32. Katie, I am impressed by this landscape – those beautiful autumn colors in front of the rugged mountains and the blue sky. Great image!

  33. Oh so beautiful. A great representation on NM!

  34. I love the yellow in this picture. I am also a sucker for mountain landscapes. I hope to go shoot some blue ridge shots soon.

  35. The Land of Enchantment is just that , si?

  36. Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award – Choice. Β« […] lilyandrose1126 […]

  37. Nice, very nice photos of New Mexico.

    My family has a very long history there.

  38. Beautiful photo – how I would love to see this view in person!!

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