Abiquiu, New Mexico
Located along highway 84 just a few miles north of Ghost Ranch is Echo Amphitheater. The Chama Valley has a rich history, dating back some 200 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the area. With so many colorful sandstone rock formations exposed, and its diverse flora and fauna, it's easy to see why the valley was such an inspiration to Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams. I suspect Ansel drove past Echo Amphitheater just minutes before he photographed Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico. Photo © copyright by William Dark.