San Francisco de Asís church.
Photograph by Jessica Warner
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San Francisco de Asís church
This church in Ranchos de Taos is one of the most photographed destinations in the state.
"This mission church in Ranchos de Taos was the subject of Georgia O'Keeffe's painting Ranchos Church. Instead of choosing to paint the front of the church, she was interested in its side and back views, focusing on the abstract adobe forms of the structure. I wanted to capture this in my photo. The shapes of the adobe buttresses are enhanced by shadows and light, so I chose to photograph on a crisp, fall morning."
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
This steel bridge northwest of Taos spans the Rio Grande Gorge, some 600 feet above the Río Grande, and is the 10th highest bridge in the U.S.
"There is a trail from the bridge parking lot that takes you to unobstructed views like this one."
— Pam Dorner
One of longest continuously inhabited communities in the United States, the Taos Pueblo is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
"This is best photographed in the first hour or so after it opens to the public. This window allows shots of the pueblo in softer morning light without throngs of people moving about the scene. Be sure to take some time to peruse the incredible art of the residents!"