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Carmelite Cathedral, Santa Fe

Carmelite Cathedral, Santa Fe

Carmelite Cathedral, Santa Fe

I’m off to Santa Fe and the Southwest in 10 days, and while the trip planning (and the holidays) have consumed a great deal of my time, it’s worth it. My students and I will be visiting and photographing some of the most breathtaking areas in the world, and this image is an artifact from the last time I took students to the artists’ magic place.

Cathedral, Carmelite Convent, Santa Fe

Cathedral, Carmelite Convent, Santa Fe

Cathedral, Carmelite Convent, Santa Fe

This cathedral, located on the grounds of the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, is set on a brilliant background of stars late one January evening. A five-minute exposure, the stars provide pinpoint texture on which to set the adobe walls of the cathedral.