Photo of the Day: One Small Step

Off the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos, New Mexico

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21 Comments on “Photo of the Day: One Small Step”

  1. hobopals December 21, 2011 at 9:03 am #

    O MI GOSH! What if the ground had broken under you! I couldn’t have watched you go that close to the edge. Glad to see you writing!

    If you get a chance when you’re in the area, go to the DAV Memorial up in Angel Fire. It’s incredible.


    • Brian December 21, 2011 at 9:21 am #

      I sure hope not . . . I was on the Rio Grande Gorege Bridge taking that shot. It sure would be a mess if that thing collapsed. It is a neat effect, though, isn’t it?


      • hobopals December 21, 2011 at 9:44 am #

        Not seeing the railing, I thought you were somewhere along the edge of the gorge. Did you get a chance to follow the gorge way back into the desert? As I walked, I saw several people very close to the edge at one point and my heart dropped. I could just imagine the ground breaking under them since there is NO guard rail. Scary. Great picture! As many as I took from the bridge, I never thought to stick my shoe into the picture for the dramatic effect you got, Brian!


  2. Nicole Ftacnik Photography December 21, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Awesome shot, but it makes me queasy just looking at it. 😉


    • Brian December 21, 2011 at 9:44 am #

      Yeah, that’s kind of what I was hoping for when I took it. I like the way it came out.


  3. customtripplanning December 21, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Oh boy! Been there and also took a photo…but it was OF the bridge! LOL


    • Brian December 21, 2011 at 9:51 am #

      Ha! I posted THAT photo on Monday.

      I do try really hard to get unique shots like this. There is so much that has already been done its difficult to come up with stuff that is interesting and new. Most of the time they end up in the trash can. When they work out, I’ll post them here. 🙂


  4. Kristina December 21, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Hold on!! Don’t fall in 😀 Beautiful view!


    • Brian December 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      LOL. Back, safe and sound. Thanks!


  5. Rev. Paul McKay December 21, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Great pic; you achieved unique.


    • Brian December 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Awesome – thank you!


  6. thesweetkitten December 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    Wow! How awesome! You are clearly not afraid of heights 🙂


    • hobopals December 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

      And, the bridge really moves when cars or trucks go over. I don’t like heights but because of the railing on the bridge it didn’t bother me. However, there’s a walking path along the gorge which is a comfortable distance, but people veer off the path and go to the edge. Now, THAT makes me almost lose my cookies. Great place. If you’re ever in the area take a ride up to the Enchanted Circle through AngelFire.


      • Brian December 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

        Boy does it! You don’t really notice it at first, but when you get to the middle and a big truck goes by you get quite a ride. Pretty cool, actually.


    • Brian December 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

      Not normally, no. I;m waiting for a good place to go bungee jumping and I think sky diving is back on my list of things to do. Assuming all goes well, I’m sure I’ll put up a blog post when the time comes. If things don’t go well, then there probably won’t be a blog post, if you know what I mean. 😉


      • hobopals December 21, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

        Brian we were on a Perrine bridge in Idaho over the Snake River, and there were four young men discussing jumping possibilities and strategies. I couldn’t believe my ears. It was very different than the Rio Grande as you went under the bridge to see the gorge so you don’t get the motion, and there’s more traffic. Here’s a link to it–base jumping is legal.


  7. Peace December 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Made my head spin just to look at it. The Rio Grande isn’t nearly as grand as it used to be.


    • Brian December 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

      Do you mean the water level? It’s certainly not raging, that’s for sure. Drought is impacting the area pretty hard. We’ve seen quite a few river beds that look more like desert.


  8. Cayla December 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    my stomach dropped just thinking about how high up you were in this picture! love it!


  9. Pierotucci December 22, 2011 at 5:06 am #

    What was the movie where the hero had to cross a gorge? – and there was a riddle to tell him where the bridge was? The bridge was in fact invisible and he had to go over it on faith… this photo made me think of you take that first step forward on faith that the bridge really did exist.


  10. Katrina December 29, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    Wow, such a lovely view. I almost thought that you were really off the edge. 🙂


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