Sunday, September 25, 2016

San Jose de Gracia


San Jose de Gracia in Las Trampas, NM rivals the better known San Francisco de Asis in Ranchos de Taos for its Spanish Colonial design and earthy beauty. I never miss the chance to photograph the historic church when traversing the High Road between Taos and Santa Fe.





It was built between 1761 and 1776 by 12 families from Santa Fe under the leadership of Jose de Arguello in the village whose full name is San Tomas del Rio de las Trampas. In English that’s Saint Thomas of the River of Traps.

3 comments:

Daryl Black said...

These are absolutely stunning photographs of the San Jose de Gracia church in Trampas. The third is my favorite but the shadows in the second shot are definitely kick ass. Now precisely how I missed your blog from last week, I don't know. Time just vaporizes, but the image of Alain Corneau, which I have not seen before, is one of your very best portraits, period, the end. Thanks for sharing those with the world.

John Farnsworth said...

Mighty fine work, Steve!

Steve Immel said...

Thanks Daryl and John. Your support and friendship are much appreciated. And, Daryl, no biggie about last week. Glad you liked the the pic of Alain Comeau.