Santa Fe in Black and White

Dog Wearing Sunglasses

Dog Wearing Sunglasses

Santa Fe is a ritzy town at a 7000 foot elevation surrounded by desert.  Population is only 68,000.  It’s the capitol of New Mexico too.  I wandered up to nearby Tesuque and further on to Abiquiu and the Ghost Ranch, an area that inspired many of Georgia O’keeffe’s paintings.  The food here is based on Mexican cuisine, but the red and green chile sauces are unique  to New Mexico.  Most buildings are adobe or a simulated adobe sometimes called Santa Fake.  Some structures date back to the 17th century.  There are also many art galleries.  Note the engine in the rail yard was painted for a Bond movie.  It actually belongs to Santa Fe Southern.

42 responses

  1. Another wonderful gallery!

    March 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

  2. Love the dog shot.

    March 26, 2014 at 9:37 am

  3. I love, love, love this picture! :)

    March 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

  4. Cute dog!

    March 26, 2014 at 9:42 am

    • Thank you, and hope to see you inn costume again.

      March 26, 2014 at 10:45 am

      • Thanks. :) Possibly. Will you be going to Comicpalooza again?

        April 2, 2014 at 8:53 am

        • When is it?

          April 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

        • May 23-26

          April 2, 2014 at 9:05 am

        • There is a good chance I can get over there.

          April 2, 2014 at 9:07 am

        • Awesome!

          April 2, 2014 at 9:30 am

  5. Maggie Beck

    We spend time in Sante Fe every year. I appreciated your use of monochrome as it allowed me to see and appreciate forms and textures often lost in the vivid colors of the region. Well done!

    March 26, 2014 at 10:34 am

    • Thank you, the next set is in color.

      March 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

      • Maggie Beck

        Looking forward to those, as well!

        March 26, 2014 at 10:35 am

  6. Santa Fe, a photographer’s paradise.

    March 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  7. I just love that dog!
    Nice work, Ron!

    March 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

  8. I enjoyed my first time visit there in 2012. Do you know about Madrid? It’s pretty quirky, but great for photography.

    March 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    • Thank you. I might have made a side trio over to Madrid.

      March 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm

  9. gtonthenet

    How cool is that dog?

    March 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

  10. I grew up in New Mexico and miss a lot of things about it – including landscape and the food! Thank you for bringing back some great memories.

    March 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    • Sometimes I think I go there just for the food.

      March 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      • I know, me too! But don’t tell my friends that!

        March 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm

  11. Red or green? It’s the only question worth asking when it comes to our food. You might want to go to Tentrocks National Monument too. I’m moving come June, but I have to admit I love New Mexico. It’s near enough, since distance here is measured in something greater than one mile increments. I think it’s probably only 20 miles or so south of Santa Fe.

    March 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    • Red green or Christmas (both sauces). It is a truly unique American cusine, as distinct as New Orleans, but probably not as well recognized.

      March 26, 2014 at 6:23 pm

  12. another great b & w series…

    March 26, 2014 at 6:39 pm

  13. So cool

    March 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  14. What a happy pup! Just chillin’ in the sun. :D

    March 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm

  15. i love Santa Fe, i once worked at the Bishop.s Lodge and i fell in love with the beauty and history of this wonderful city. great photos thank you for sharing

    March 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

    • Thank you, I would like to go back there soon.

      March 27, 2014 at 9:11 am

  16. Love the dog. Photographs are great.

    June 29, 2014 at 7:39 pm

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