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Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Late evening light w/ rainbow over Pedernal Mt. Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Golden Light across the sage, Jasper Ranch Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Antler Mesa at sun set / Jasper Ranch Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Jasper Ranch Cloud Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Chama River Valley / Abiquiu in the Fall Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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The White Place Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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The White Place looking South East Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Stone Angle Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Storm over Ghost Ranch Valley from Pedernal Mt. Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Ghost Ranch Hill Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Winte across the Piedra Lumber from Ghost Ranch Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Sunset from Jasper Ranch Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Shrines in the Landscpe Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Pedernal Mt. Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Pedernal Mt. Shrine, 3 years later Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth --Tisiping Ruin Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Chama River, Christ in the Desert Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- White Place Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- White Place Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Shrine Valley Shrine, Jasper Ranch Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Shrine Valley Shrine, Jasper Ranch Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Boddy Ranch Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Boddy Ranch Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Sierra Negro Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Sierra Negro Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Sierra Negro Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Black Place Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Black Place Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Red Mt. Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Red Mt. Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Heart of Copper Canyon Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Heart of Copper Canyon Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Rio Los Frijoles Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Rio Los Frijoles Shrine Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Red, Yellow, White Mt. Shrine, Copper Canyon Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Red, Yellow, White Mt. Shrine, Copper Canyon Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Red, Yellow, White Mt. Shrine, Copper Canyon, 4 years later Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- North Rim of Copper Canyon Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Plum Village Shrine, France Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Plum Village Shrine, France Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Shrine to the Waters of Venice Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Shrine to the Waters of Venice Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Arno River Shrine, Florence, Italy Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Arno River Shrine, Florence, Italy Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Arno River Shrine, Florence, Italy Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Arno River Shrine, Florence, Italy Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Seine River Shrine, Paris, France Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Seine River Shrine, Paris, France Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Seine River Shrine, Paris, France Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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Darwin Augustus Perth -- Arno River Shrine, Rome, Italy Photography © Walter W. Nelson
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The Black Place - Untitled 87E, 2013 Archival Pigment Ink Print 25 X 33 1/2 Inches, Ed. 3/5 © Courtesy of the artist and Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art
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Quick Facts
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Sunrise Or Sunset Excursions

Led by Walter W. Nelson, founder of the Abiquiu Workshops. Each excursion takes a select group of photographers, painters, or naturalists to some of the most extraordinary and secret landscapes in the area. Each excursion lasts three to four hours and takes place early or late in the day, when the light is at its best. Full day rates are available.

–Tsiping, “Flaking Stone Mountain Pueblo.” High on a remote mesa above Abiquiu, reachable only by a steep, winding trail, lies the remote Tsiping, one of the largest prehistoric ruins in the U.S. Moderate hike.

–The White Place. Deep in a canyon beyond the Abiquiu valley lies the White Place. Strange rock formations eroding from pure white sandstone in the shapes of tents, pillars, chimneys, ribs, hobgoblins, and toadstools greet the eye in a surreal landscape. Easy to moderate.

–Pedernal Peak. Participants climb to the summit of Pedernal Peak, the mountain so beloved of Georgia O’Keeffe. The narrow top, where O’Keeffe’s ashes were scattered, presents one of the most spectacular views in the entire Southwest. A very steep, strenuous climb.

Shrine Valley, Painted Mesa, Womb Canyon. This excursion explores the canyon and mesa country at the base of Pedernal Peak. You will see strange rock formations in brilliant reds and yellows, a gypsum mesa, and a bizarre, bright yellow slot canyon. Easy to moderate.

The Heart of Copper Canyon. Cañon del Cobre, north of Abiquiu, presents a wilderness of arroyos, rock formations, red canyon walls, and other unusual landscape elements. Easy to moderate.

Ghost Ranch and the Red Hills of Georgia O’Keeffe. On this excursion we explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s beloved Ghost Ranch, visiting many of the landscapes that O’Keeffe painted. Easy to moderate.

The Abiquiu Workshops will provide an iced cooler with soft drinks and bottled water. Participants must supply everything else and are urged to bring their common sense, as the landscape is rugged and unforgiving. Good hiking shoes, a hat, long pants, and a small day pack are recommended. The price for each excursion is a flat fee of $150 (with 1 to 3 participants) for 1/2 day or $300.00 full day. Includes transportation to and from your Abiquiu lodgings in Walter’s comfortable pickup truck. Special all day and custom excursions are also available to places like Christ in the Desert Monastery, the Black Place, Rio de los Frijoles, Copper Canyon, Tisiping, Jasper Ranch and to the top of Pedernal Mt. over looking the Piedra Lumbre (Ghost Ranch)Valley.

No one knows the secrets of Abiquiu better than Walter W. Nelson. He will take you to some of the most amazing canyons, mountains and landscapes on earth. He is an extraordinary teacher, visual explorer and landscape connoisseur. I highly recommend these excursions.” –Douglas Preston, bestselling author

Walter W. Nelson, photographer, painter and sculptor, has spent the past 25 years searching out spiritually majestic places in the Abiquiu area.  His work is in the collections of the Museum of New Mexico, the Dallas Museum of Art and many other top museums. He has explored sacred landscapes in Mexico, Australia and Europe, his artistic and spiritual path focusing on the journey within. His work can be viewed on his web site www.walterwnelson.com.

 

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