Chimney Rock

With badlands surrounding it and graced with late afternoon sun, Chimney Rock appears gloriously above Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu. Ghost Ranch is part of Piedra Lumbre (Spanish, “Shining Rock”). Georgia O’Keeffe, intrigued by Arthur Pack’s statement that the Piedra Lumbre was “the best place in the world”, checked out the ranch. She fell in love with the geography, and soon split her time between living in New York and New Mexico.

EF 28-70mm @ 70mm; f/22 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 100

Very nice work, Bob. Love the juxtaposition of the red rocks and the blue sky. The composition is great.

Thank you, Kristy.
Ghost Ranch and the surrounding Piedra Lumbra are spectacular in their colors, forms and textures. What is not obvious, until one visits the area, is the quality of light, often referred to as “the air.”