Clouds, Smoke, Stars, Mountains
I traveled up to Santa Fe last week to hike and take some pictures. I walked to the top of Atalaya Mountain (about 8800 feet in elevation) around 6 PM as the sun was starting to get low in the Western sky. I decided to sit on a rock and take a quick panorama before heading down the mountain.
After a few nights in Santa Fe, I took the train back to Albuquerque. Strong winds blew smoke up from the fire on the AZ/NM border, and I decided to try and capture the smoky sky and fast-moving clouds after sunset using a 30-second exposure. The wind blurred the trees and clouds, but the barn in the foreground and stars in the background were crisp and in focus.