Winter Clouds, Moon, and Mountains
When I was growing up in Albuquerque, NM, the Sandias were a constant presence in the background of everyday life. I still travel back to NM to visit family and friends a few times a year, and this mountain has become a common focus of my photographs when I hike in the foothills. Although the Sandias are beautiful when seen against a clear, blue sky, I think they are even more striking when shrouded in clouds. I was fortunate enough to have a few opportunities this winter to photograph these mountains while storm cloud billowed over the peaks. The deep-blue sky, half-full moon, and low winter sun provided a perfect opportunity to use a red filter to create a dramatic panorama.