Landscape and Panoramic Photography

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Winter Clouds over Sandias 2022, Part 1

The setting sun casts shadows across the foothills of the Sandia Mountains outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. I always appreciate when the moon shows up over the clouds- see the upper right corner of the panorama.

Winter Clouds and Moon over Sandias (B&W, 2022), Sandia Wilderness, outside Albuquerque, NM (24″x66″)

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Maine Coastline near Freeport, Part 3

Clouds moving over a park and boat launch along the Maine coast. Exposure time: 211 seconds. Shot with a 15-stop ND filter.

Clouds, Trees, and Rocks (B&W#1), outside Freeport, Maine (12″x22.5″)


Maine Coastline near Freeport, Part 2

Clouds moving over a park along the Maine coast. Exposure time: 189 seconds. Shot with a 15-stop ND filter.

Clouds, Trees, and Water (B&W#1), outside Freeport, Maine (15″x22.5″)


Maine Coastline near Freeport, Part 1

Clouds moving over rocks and reeds/grasses along the Maine coast. Exposure time: 211 seconds. Shot with a 15-stop ND filter.

Clouds, Rock, and Water (B&W#2), outside Freeport, Maine (15″x22.5″)


Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier, Part 2

Boards and shadows on the Fishing Pier at Cape Henlopen, Delaware.

Fishing Pier from Top (BW #1), Cape Henlopen, Delaware (14″x22″)


Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier, Part 1

First in a series of the Fishing Pier at Cape Henlopen, Delaware.

Fishing Pier from Side (BW #1), Cape Henlopen, Delaware (12″x21″)


Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse, Part 2

Second in a series of the East End Lighthouse at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. For this image, I decided to put the horizon line in the bottom third of the photograph.

East End Lighthouse (BW #2), Cape Henlopen, Delaware (14″x21″)


Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse, Part 1

First in a series of the East End Lighthouse at Cape Henlopen, Delaware. For this image, I decided to put the horizon line (and lighthouse) right down the middle of the image.

East End Lighthouse (BW #1), Cape Henlopen, Delaware (14″x14″)


Clouds Moving over Blue Ridge Mtns from Pisgah Inn

Morning fog and clouds move over the ridge tops along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Exposure time: 61 seconds.

Moving Clouds over Ridges from Pisgah Inn, Pisgah Forest, NC (10″x22″)


Panoramic View of Blue Ridge Mtns from Pisgah Inn

Early spring view of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Pisgah Inn. No fancy sunset or spectacular clouds, just ridges stacked on ridges rolling away into the distance.

Ridges Fading into Distance from Pisgah Inn, Pisgah Forest, NC (20″x78″)


Mountains to East from Sandia Crest

Early autumn clouds over the mountain range to the east of Sandia Crest.

Mountains to East of Sandia Crest (B&W#1), Sandia-Manzano Mountains, NM (12″x22″)


Panorama of Clouds from Sandia Crest

Early autumn clouds over Albuquerque from Sandia Crest.

Clouds over Albuquerque from Sandia Crest (B&W Panorama #1),
Sandia-Manzano Mountains, NM (15″x61″)


Clouds over Albuquerque from Sandia Crest

Early autumn clouds over Albuquerque, as viewed from Sandia Peak.

Clouds over Albuquerque from Sandia Crest (B&W#1), Sandia-Manzano Mountains, NM (15″x22.5″)


Panorama of Rain Clouds over Sopris after Sunset

A full panorama of the clouds and fading light over Mt Sopris after sunset. Color version next week.

Mt Sopris and Rain Clouds after Sunset (B&W #1), Carbondale, CO (19″x40″)


Rain Clouds over Stillwater Reservoir, CO

Dark storm clouds gather along the ridges above the Stillwater Reservoir on the edge of the Flat Top Wilderness Area in Colorado. A spectacular area to hike around.

Rain Clouds over Stillwater Reservoir (B&W #2), Routt National Forest, CO (14″x22″)


Rain Clouds over Mt Sopris after Sunset

I stuck around Carbondale for a few minutes around sunset to photograph the fading light over Mt Sopris- this mountain rarely disappoints, especially if there are any kind of storm clouds in the area.

Mt Sopris and Rain Clouds after Sunset (B&W #1), Carbondale, CO (15″x22.5″)


Mammatus Clouds over Mt Sopris

I try to take at least a brief trip back to western Colorado every year. While in the area, I usually make an effort to make a few photographs of Mt Sopris, the 12,965 ft mountain near Carbondale/Aspen/Redstone (see annual photographs of the mountain on this website). I was lucky this year to see what, in my experience, is a relatively rare scene of mammatus clouds over the mountain. I included both a black and white and color version of the scene.

Mammatus Clouds over Sopris (#2, B&W), Carbondale, CO (15″x22.5″)

Mammatus Clouds over Sopris (#2, Color), Carbondale, CO (15″x22.5″)


Building Clouds North of Albuquerque

Late spring/early summer clouds build over the desert north of Albuquerque.

Building Spring Clouds North of Albuquerque (2022), outside Albuquerque, NM (21″x46″)


Panorama of Approaching Storm

A series of full panoramas of an approach storm over Albuquerque, New Mexico. I included both color and black and white versions – each seems to have its own focus and strengths.

Approaching Storm over Albuquerque (B&W Panorama #3, 2022), Albuquerque, NM (22″x86″)

Approaching Storm over Albuquerque (Color Panorama #3, 2022), Albuquerque, NM (22″x86″)


Storm Clouds from NM 556

Storm clouds over the Sandia Mountains, shot from NM 556 in the North Valley outside Albuquerque. Two crops- one of them removes the tree in the foreground on the left. Can’t decide which I like more, so I shared both panoramas.

Storm Clouds over Sandias from NM 556 (Color #1, 2022), Albuquerque, New Mexico (20″x54″)

Storm Clouds over Sandias from NM 556 (BW #2, 2022), Albuquerque, New Mexico (20″x40″)


Approaching Storm

I was briefly in New Mexico for a couple of days for work, and I was lucky enough to overlap with a much-needed series of rainy, cool days. Here is one photograph I took of approaching storm clouds over Albuquerque. I purposefully made the focus 95% the sky, with very little hint of ground in the frame.

Approaching Storm (BW #1, 2022), Albuquerque, New Mexico (12″x22″)


Spring Storm Clouds from Devil’s Courthouse

Rain clouds approaching us at Devil’s Courthouse. The dark cloud in the distance over the ridge on the right moved over us and delivered some nice spring rain and thunder as we were hiking near Graveyard Fields about an hour later.

Spring Clouds from Devil’s Courhouse (Single Frame #1), Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (12″x21″)


Panoramic View from Devil’s Courthouse

Last weekend, I took a trip out to the Blue Ridge Parkway- I stopped by the Devil’s Courthouse as some dramatic spring storm clouds were rolling in. The trees at ~4,000-5,000 feet were just about to leaf out, but not quite, so it still looked a bit like late winter on the Parkway.

Spring Clouds from Devil’s Courhouse (Panorama #1), Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (17″x54″)


Falls at Graveyard Fields, BRP, NC

Last autumn, I made a few ‘single-frame’ photographs of the falls around the Graveyard Fields area along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but was generally not happy with these images. I recently came across several panoramic images I had been too busy to work on – much better images in my opinion.

Second Falls at Graveyard Fields (Panorama #1), Blue Ridge Parkway, NC (19″x50″)