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© Paul Cloutier
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UploadedSeptember 11, 2006
TakenOctober 2, 2005
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length10 mm
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The gateway to Santuario de Chimayo in Chimayo New Mexico Near Taos. Supposedly this place was built over sacred healing dirt.

In the The Southwest photo essay.

Also in the Road Trip photo essay.

26 responses

  • Patrick Cain

    Patrick Cain gave props (10 Aug 2007):

    one of my favorite spots in the world! great shot.......

  • Nick Edens

    Nick Edens gave props (18 Aug 2007):

    Love the colors!!!

  • Paul Cloutier

    Paul Cloutier said (23 Aug 2007):

    Thanks guys, this place is pretty easy to get a good photograph of. Every angle is just screaming to be shot. I really want to go back and shoot more inside, there was a service going when we were there and it felt a little weird to walk in with all of my gear.

  • Eigirdas Zemaitis

    Eigirdas Zemaitis said (30 Aug 2007):

    Inspiring perspective. Very nice place. Thanks

  • Jon Wollenhaupt

    Jon Wollenhaupt (Deleted) said (5 Sep 2007):

    Great shot! I have been to Chimayo serveral times. It is magical always, especially at dawn or dusk. I talked our teacher at the Santa Fe Workshop go on a class shoot at sunrise. Ok, it was Feb. and about 19 degrees in the pre-dawn darkness. Some are still cursing me. On that last visit in Feb of this year, I was very dismayed to hear that the area and the town have been over run by heroin dealers.

  • Marina Veereschild

    Marina Veereschild (Deleted) gave props (5 Oct 2007):


  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (13 Nov 2007):

    I have never been to NM, but this image is just what I imagined. Beautifully shot...very creatively composed.

  • Brad Colliss

    Brad Colliss gave props (15 Nov 2007):

    this photo makes me relax such nice lines...

  • Bryan Weinstein

    Bryan Weinstein (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2007):

    I love it

  • Noe Todorovich

    Noe Todorovich gave props (14 Dec 2007):

    Wonderful framing!

  • Maggie Crane

    Maggie Crane said (31 Dec 2007):

    This photo is amazing, I go here at least once a year and have many pictures of it, I love your work, we have a very similar style even some of the same pics!!

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2008):


  • Amy Nelson

    Amy Nelson said (21 Jan 2008):

    Great framing!

  • Tammara Terry

    Tammara Terry gave props (24 May 2008):

    love the way its framed up and al the depth

  • Majestic Art

    Majestic Art gave props (29 May 2008):


  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (18 Jun 2008):

    great framing

  • Mariah Ellingson

    Mariah Ellingson gave props (12 Aug 2008):

    This Photo Gives Off A Relaxed Feel. It Is Nice. Framing A Peaceful Sight Is Delightful. Nice Shot! :]]

  • Anjelikka Kowalski

    Anjelikka Kowalski gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    wonderful photograph

  • Mark Nelson

    Mark Nelson (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2008):

    excellent work!!!

  • Marcie Rodriguez

    Marcie Rodriguez gave props (28 Aug 2008):

    Great shot of a great place!

  • Muhammad Jibreel

    Muhammad Jibreel said (21 Oct 2008):

    Great picture. Nice use of natural frame.

  • Jerry Kneupper

    Jerry Kneupper gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful shot, great color.

  • David Johansen

    David Johansen gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Thanks for the photo essay, I love NM as a second home.

  • William Dillard

    William Dillard gave props (15 Dec 2008):

    Oh wow the color!

  • Rachael Carlson

    Rachael Carlson gave props (18 Dec 2008):


  • Nichole Jeffcoat

    Nichole Jeffcoat gave props (14 Jun 2016):

    This is a wonderful piece.

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