Category: Big Sky

La Luz Viewpoint

La Luz Viewpoint

I haven’t mentioned that I injured my right arm pretty badly while hiking about two months ago. Fortunately my camera was in its case and remained unscathed; I, however, took about 6 inches of skin off the underside of my arm. Thanks to truly outstanding medical care from the Presbyterian Wound Center, I’m well on the road to recovery.

Both my fitness and photography took a hit. I honestly haven’t felt much like taking photos since I hurt myself. Hiking was a total slog the first few weeks after I got back into it and I’m still struggling to get back to the fitness level I had before the accident. Last weekend I attempted the longest hike I’ve done since I injured myself: I went about 2½ miles up La Luz Trail (Sandias, outside Albuquerque). This is the scene that motivated me to go that far — one of my favorites.


Full Moon Over the Sandia Foothills

Full Moon Over the Sandia Foothills

An almost full moon rising above a boulder in the Sandia foothills the other evening, just before sunset.


Downtown Albuquerque

Downtown Albuquerque, seen from the Sandia foothills

A view of downtown Albuquerque from the Sandia foothills, with fast-moving March clouds overhead.


Cholla Silhouette at Sunset

Cholla Silhouette at Sunset

We’ve been treated to quite a few truly stunning sunsets lately. They at least partially make up for the preponderance of brown in a central New Mexican winter. (Even worse than usual this year because the area’s had virtually no snow whatsoever.)


Moonset Over the Rio Grande

Moonset Over the Rio Grande

A just-past-full moon right before it sets over the Rio Grande in Albuquerque (one of this January’s two super moons).


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