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Sandia Ridge in Clouds

A fin of rock along one of the ridge lines in the Sandia Mountain Range pokes up into the clouds.

Sandia Ridge in Clouds (Single Frame #1, 2021, B&W), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (22.5″x15″)


Sandia Mountain Winter Storm, Part 5

After shooting a several panoramas, I used my ND filter to make a few long-exposure photographs of the passing winter storm. I shot a series, ranging from 30 seconds to 6-7 minutes. There wasn’t enough blur in the clouds at <30-60 seconds, and at >3-4 minutes the clouds started losing most of their texture/blur, so I decided to share the 61s and 91s exposures.

Sandias and Winter Clouds (ND Single Frame 61s, 2021, Color), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (15″x22.5″)

Sandias and Winter Clouds (ND Single Frame 91s, 2021, Color), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (15″x22.5″)


Sandia Mountain Winter Storm, Part 4

After shooting a series of panoramas, I decided to make several single-frame photographs focused on the foothills and the patch of light on the mountains in the background. Here is one of my favorite single-frame photographs.

Sandias and Winter Clouds (Single Frame #1, 2021, Color), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (15″x22.5″)


Sandia Mountain Winter Storm, Part 3

Another panorama of the Sandia foothills as winter storm clouds lift over the Crest. This is one of my favorite sets of photographs from the evening because the brighter foothills and clouds seem to frame the dark mountains. I can’t decide if I like the color or black and white version of the panorama better, so I decided to post both; the clouds appear more dramatic in the black and white version, and the foreground pops out more in the color version. Note the splash of light in the far left mid/background on the foothills.

Sandias and Winter Clouds (Panorama #8, 2021, Color), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (21″x76″)

Sandias and Winter Clouds (Panorama #8, 2021, B&W), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (21″x76″)


Sandia Mountain Winter Storm, Part 2

Last week I posted a panorama that focused on the path in the foreground, but for the second round of panoramas, I decided to focus more on the dramatic clouds draped over the mountains.

Sandias and Winter Clouds (Panorama #4, 2021), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (21″x64″)

Sandias and Winter Clouds (Panorama #3, 2021), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (20″x52″)


Sandia Mountain Winter Storm, Part 1

Winter storm clouds obscure the top of the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sandias and Winter Clouds (Panorama #1, 2021), Cibola National Forest, New Mexico (18″x67″)


Santa Fe National Forest Winter Storm Clouds, 2019

Winter storm clouds gather behind cholla cacti on a plain west of I-25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Santa Fe National Forest, NM (16″x40″)

 


Sandia Mountains and Clouds, 2019

The road to the Sandia Tram winds  up the Sandia Foothills outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Road to Sandia Tram and Storm Clouds (B&W Panorama #1), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x68″)

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Road to Sandia Tram and Storm Clouds (B&W Panorama #1), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x53″)


Sandias and Winter Storm Clouds, 2019

A lone juniper stands on a grassy slope in front of the Sandia Mountains in the high desert outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Juniper, Storm Clouds, Sandia Mountains (B&W Panorama #6), Cibola National Forest, NM (16″x38″)

 


Spring Rain Clouds over Sandia Mountains

Rain clouds pass over the Sandia Mountains and Cibola National Forest at sunset outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Spring Rain Clouds and Sandias at Sunset, outside Albuquerque, NM (10″x16″)


Winter Sunset and Cottonwoods

Last rays of sunlight poke through winter clouds over cottonwoods near the Rio Grande River outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Winter Sunset, Clouds, and Cottonwoods, Albuquerque, NM (16″x44″)


Approaching Winter Storm in New Mexico

Every winter, I try to make time to travel back to New Mexico to visit family around the holidays. I enjoy hiking up into the Sandia Wilderness area east of town to photograph winter storm clouds (and possibly snow) on the mountains. Around Christmas day (2018), I took a few panoramas of the approaching winter storm clouds off to the west over the city. More panoramas of the winter storm coming in the next few weeks.

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Approaching Winter Storm Clouds (Colo#1, 2018), over Albuquerque, NM (12″x23″)


Cranes at Sunset at Valle de Oro, NM

Around sunset in the winter months, migrating cranes land along the Rio Grande near the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in southern Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Tree and Cranes at Sunset, Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, NM (12″x18″)


Monsoon Clouds 2017, NM

Last July, I had the pleasure of seeing this spectacular thunderstorm roll over the Sandia Mountains  while I was back in New Mexico for a conference. I pulled off NM SR556 to shoot a few single frame photographs and panoramas of the passing rainstorm as it dumped precipitation on Placitas.

MonsoonClouds_Sandias_2017_Panorama1_ColorMonsoon Clouds over Sandias (2017, Pano #1, Color), outside Albuquerque, NM (16″x65″)

 

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Monsoon Clouds over Sandias (2017, SF #1, B&W), outside Albuquerque, NM (12″x18″)

 

 


Road to Sandia Mountain Wilderness

The El Nino this year has so far brought a bit of the projected winter rain and snow to the Southwest. I spent a few days in New Mexico over the holidays,  and I took my yearly panorama of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness draped in clouds from one of the winter storms we have received so far.

RoadSandiaMtnWildernessCloudsRoad, Sandia Mountain Wilderness, Clouds, outside Albuquerque, NM (16″x76″)