Heaven Above

San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. 2016

Heaven Above

Wispy clouds above the San Franciso de Asis Mission Church on a crisp spring day in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

An Icon of Taos

Located on the south side of Taos, in the village of  “Ranchos de Taos”, the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church has stood out as a unique icon since it was built, somewhere between 1772 and 1816.

The Story Behind the Photograph

This famous church is one of the highlights for most visitors to Taos.  Although I pass by it frequently I had never photographed in the 30 years I have lived in Northern New Mexico.

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The Science Behind the Photograph

Construction of the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church was supervised by Franciscans between 1772-1816. Spanish and Mexican families began to settle permanently in Ranchos de Taos in the mid-18th century after they moved from the larger Spanish and Pueblo community at the Taos Pueblo. Ranchos de Taos provided them with fertile land where they grew wheat and corn.

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Limited Edition Prints

Heaven Above

(16 x 24 inch print in a 25 x 33 inch frame shown here for scale)

“Heaven Above”   (c) Ed MacKerrow / In Light of Nature.  ( 5739:3804, 20160409__D3_6162_3_4_5_6_7_8H-EDIT )