For photo opportunities, get off Freeway route 25 north of Santa Fe, New Mexico and take rural highway 503 eastward, the High Road to Taos. The trip starts in a small river valley with picturesque cottonwoods, then climbs into the Sangre de Cristo Mountain foothills. Classical Spanish historical villages with expert artworks, adobe churches, pueblos, and plenty of hiking opportunities abound.
The route covers 70 scenic miles where movies and television programs have been filmed, including Robert Redford's "Milagro Bean War".
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delpeoples (48690) 2013-11-02 19:04
Wow, I can see what attracted so many film makers to this place. This palette of colours and textures is just mind blowing. Your part of the world really gets those dramatic Autumnal colours and here you've demonstrated that so vividly. Love the tight framing, the excellent contrasts and the simplicity of the composition. Top class job Mr Rayster, congrats.
Have a happy Sunday
annjackman (15581) 2013-11-03 0:47
You chose a great time of the year to visit this place as the colour of the trees is spectacular. There is lovely detail in the hill. Very well photographed.
Kind Regards, Ann
jhm (128091) 2013-11-03 2:42
We get a fantastic soft contrast picture with the trees in lovely autumn colours in foreground.
Lovely mountain panorama view about these area..
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
kabel (1257) 2013-11-03 8:09
Hello, great close up of the autumn trees in full color. Excellent notes explaining about this area of the southwest. Sounds like a wonderful meandering exploration off the beaten path to Santa Fe. there is so much there to explore.
Have a great day,
saxo042 (33940) 2013-11-03 11:15
Very pleasant colours here, a blue sky above the yellow trees (aspen?). We drove through Colorado five years ago, in autumn, and we could see such beautiful colours all over. This is a very attractive picture!
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-11-04 5:48
Ciao Ray, fascinating mountain landscape, wonderful autumnal colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (20850) 2013-11-04 7:43
We used camp on the river, one morning we woke up to see bear tracks near our tent. I miss the mountains of New Mexico. Great capture of the autumn colors with good details. Well done, tfs.