Thursday, March 3, 2011

Picacho Gate, for Skywatch

Enlarge by clicking to see the different shades of blue

Blue New Mexican skies and a view of Picacho Peak, framed by an adobe gate at the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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30 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great New Mexican photograph.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shot!

JC said...

Love this one !!!

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous capture, Clariz! And I do LOVE those blue, blue skies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Wow its awesome Clairz.
Happy SWF and weekend ahead.

Sandy ~~~ said...

Ha...aren't we lucky living in New Mexico (me soon)? Sometimes its just so darn easy to get the perfect shot!

nonizamboni said...

Clairz, this is award winning quality! And that blue southwestern sky...sigh.
thanks for sharing!!

Diane AZ said...

What a lovely way to frame the Peak!

Kim, USA said...

I see a beautiful blue sky! Beautiful landscape!
SWF

Linnea said...

It's a really clever shot - and beautiful too!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love adobe, and the adobe effect that can be obtained from building with straw bales. Everyone should have an adobe house, with walls two feet thick - no heating, no cooling required except in extreme temperatures.
Enough of my rant, your photo is absolutely lovely, and the sky a real southern desert blue.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot.

Miss Becky said...

you are giving me a serious New Mexico itch. it's borderline torturous to view such beauty and be so far from it, but thanks for sharing because it's heavenly to look at, especially enlarged... splendid shot! happy SWF and have a beautiful weekend Clairz.

clairz said...

Kay, we are lucky enough to live in an older adobe home. We really love it.

Light and Voices said...

Really you are so lucky to find an open door to view the skies through. Great idea!
Joyce M

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful capture, stunning blue sky

have a good weekend

Owlfarmer said...

I really enjoy this kind of "threshold" shot; the Impressionists were fond of painting them (either looking into a window/doorway or out of one. The very first Photoshop exercise I did involved inserting sky behind a Mayan doorway. There's something about the transition between one thing and another that makes this sort of composition interesting. Your photo both frames the sky and invites us in. Thanks!

Dhemz said...

wow! that's very interesting....:) Glad to be here. Hope you can check out my ENTRY too!

clairz said...

Interesting point, Owlfarmer. I've always enjoyed the thresholds/doorways in literature that lead one into a different world. My walk to work in New Hampshire went through an archway of trees into an open, sunny field. It always felt like a magical place to me.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

that's really cool, I like the door to no where

becky said...

That door looks very inviting! We have a Picacho Peak, here, too! Have a wonderful weekend, Clair.

Martha Z said...

Your framing gives us a picture in picture with an O'keefe frame.

Spiderdama said...

This is a lovely blue sky and a great frame with the door! Wonderful photo!

EG Wow said...

Lovely shot and looks so much like what I think of when I think of New Mexico!

Krista said...

This is gorgeous! I love the contrasting colours; great composition too!

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Beautiful!

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LauraX said...

Wow, what a fantastic photo. Love the composition!

Deb said...

This is the best photo! Really impressive and so "New Mexico"....

Joyful said...

That's a lovely gate and the sky is nice and pretty colour blue.