Landscape and Panoramic Photography

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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″)

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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″)