Ghost Ranch, a few miles outside of Abiquiu, is a legendary site for paleontologists and artists alike. Indeed, the two professions mingle quite frequently, but not usually in such spectacular surroundings. Georgia O'Keefe lived here for many years before being able to buy her Abiquiu home (which we stopped at but couldn't see without an appointment). Here, too, is where Edwin Colbert made his major discoveries that totalled over a thousand well-preserved specimens of the small Triassic dinosaur Coelophysis (see-low-fy-sis), which is now the state fossil of New Mexico. And yes, O'Keefe and Colbert met.
With that in mind, here are a few photos of our visit today. For those familiar with O'Keefe's paintings, a look at this landscape shows she was not exaggerating much at all.
I shot a roll of black and white with the Mamiya as well. I suppose that sounds odd in this day and age, but I think I'll get some neat images if they turn out.
"Salt River Cliffs" ©
10 months ago