Category: Landscapes

Lone Aspen in Calaveras Canyon

Lone Aspen in Calaveras Canyon

A lone aspen, nestled within classic Jemez volcanic tuff, shows off its full spring foliage.


Mt. Taylor at Sunset

Mt. Taylor at Sunset

A small strip of sunlight reveals Mt. Taylor beneath brooding virga clouds.


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.


Golden Hour in the Foothills

Golden Hour in the Foothills

After one of the driest winters ever, we’ve finally gotten a few dustings of snow in the Sandia foothills, and more (although perhaps not enough more) in the high mountains.


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.)


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