Portfolio 2: San Francisco de Asis in Winter
The iconic church in the plaza of Ranchos de Taos is arguably the most photographed and painted church in New Mexico. The play of light and shadow on the rough adobe surfaces is enhanced by winter light and the contrasting brightness of snow. These photographs were taken early on a frigid morning in January, 2013, when the temperature hovered around 10F and the windchill factor nudged 0...I almost got frostbite because I can't shoot in manual mode with gloves on! These shots were made with either a 20 mm wide-angle lens, or with a 50mm lens and a red filter. The effects of these lenses make the architecture even more striking.