Travel: The big skies of Taos, New Mexico

Taos curio shop by Jefferson Graham

Taos is a small small town in North New Mexico that happens to be one photogenic masterpiece! Just ask Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keefe. 

 They spent hours photographing and painting the historic buildings and light of Taos, which is just about 90 minutes up the way from Santa Fe, the state capital. 

Taos is my favorite part of the state for photography, where I’ve consistently found those huge expansive skies that I love, a historic 1,000 year-old plus Pueblo, great art, more amazing food (“red or green chili?”) incredible old adobe buildings and just the best light.

I’ve been exploring New Mexico in a multi-part series on the #PhotowalksTV series. Last week we went to Pie Town, the week before we caught the bird migration in #BosqueDelApache and now it’s all about Taos.

Taos New Mexico by Jefferson Graham for the PhotowalksTV series

If you visit from the South Bay, you can fly to Albuquerque, about a two-hour flight, rent a car, and drive about three hours north. For this trip, I made the 14 hour drive, going through Route 66 in Arizona, which is chock full of curios and amazing red rocks, before heading to Santa Fe and then going north to Taos. If you have the time, I recommend the drive, since it’s so full of photo opportunities at every stage of the way.  

I hope you’ll tune in and let me know what you think of Taos!

Orange and blue door in Taos, NM by Jefferson Graham for the PhotowalksTV series


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