Los Alamos

Ruins and Stone Window, Bandalier National Monument

Ruin and Stone Window, Bandalier

Ruin and Stone Window, Bandalier

Near Los Alamos is Bandalier National Monument, a site dedicated to preserving the remnants of Native American structures and heritage. On the trail circling the deep canyon that is home to the ruins, I found a small natural window in the blocking stone located between myself and the canyon floor, which hosts the ruin of a large kiva. The late afternoon light bouncing off the canyon walls behind me, contrasted with the cold light on the snow and ruins was too much to resist.

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Winter Tree, Tsankawi, New Mexico

Winter Tree, Tsankawi

Winter Tree, Tsankawi

I found this tree at the base of a mesa near Los Alamos; the winter light bouncing from the red stone onto the tree kept me fixated on the melding of the complementary colors and lines into this image.