Tag Archives: New Mexico

New on 500px : VLA and Milky Way by KnateMyers by KnateMyers

Another photo from one of my most favorite places to be on a clear, moonless night.
Single 25 second exposure.

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New on 500px : Magic Mushrooms by projas by projas

From a trip my friend David Thompson and I took to the remote badlands of New Mexico last April.
I had spotted this formation on a trip the previous year, but was unable to get to it due to the fact that I got caught in a thunderstorm and found myself up to my ankles in cement-like mud.
So, I made it a point to check it out the next time I visited, and this is what we came upon. It was a crazy sunset, and as the light developed, we began running around like kids in a candy store, trying to get as many shots as possible. It just kept getting better and better and we probably shot for almost an hour. At the end of it all, we were exhausted but ecstatic with what we had just seen. Being so remote, there was nobody else there, so in a way, it felt like a privilege to have witnessed such an amazing display of light.

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New on 500px : West of Carlsbad by MikeOlbinski by MikeOlbinski

A gorgeous sunset with an isolated thunderstorm/supercell west of Carlsbad, New Mexico

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New on 500px : Used UFO Lot by MilesMorganPhotography by MilesMorganPhotography

*processed to view on black*

Maybe it’s because I like cars that these Hoodoos look like UFO’s to me. Or maybe it’s just because I’m a dork. David “DBreezy” Thompson and Paul “Romeo” Rojas were kind enough to let me tag along on a trip to the amazing Bisti Badlands In New Mexico. The highlight of our trip was meeting the wizard behind the curtain of the Southwest in the form of one Cecil Witt. That in and of itself made the trip special. Stories ensued, but I won’t bore you with them. Ok, I’ll bore you with one.

Fatigue is an insidious, relentless, obnoxious bastard. As an airline pilot, I spend a great deal of time thinking about, managing, studying, and trying to avoid fatigue. It can turn a sober man/woman into a staggering waste of air if left unchecked. ** Cue looming foreshadow music… DUN DUN DUNNNNNN **

I arrived a day early, and set about the business of shooting a nothing sunset before getting truly, deeply, passionately, and properly lost. Eventually stumbling upon my rental car, I went back to town and waited for my friends to arrive. And arrive they did. In style, at 3am. This after working all day and being up all night. There is no point in trying to sleep for 30 min, so we all piled in the rental and headed out into the cold desert night air.

Not much is said in the middle of the night on a long, straight, lonely highway in the middle of nowhere. Just a few glances to the stars to see what kind of conditions we could expect. The dashed yellow line in the middle of the road whizzing by can become mesmerizing at 3:30am. Paul moved over to the left lane of our two lane road, to avoid some sort of object he must have seen in our lane. I nodded thankfully that he was driving because I hadn’t seen a thing…. A pregnant pause later and we were still whooshing along at 80mph in the left hand lane. I wondered if we had transported to England. Time slowed down. The car didn’t.

“Uhhhhh, Paul?” Breezy chimed in from the back seat


“Dude. Do you realize you are in the wrong lane?”


*Lane change back to the correct side*


Breezy: “Dude, I’ve got kids”. I always love that line, and I know when I hear it whatever we are doing is probably a bad idea.

Paul has gotten really good at putting together little videos of our trips, so I thought I’d post the link here. I apologize for the following

1) I might have sworn by accident a few times
2) My hair. I usually mousse each individual strand which takes me around 3 hours
3) The smell. If you are watching on smell cam, we didn’t bathe much.

Paul’s Video

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New on 500px : Where It All Started… by DaniloFaria by DaniloFaria

Most of us have an image that “defines” your beginning in photography, this is the one that defined me. Even though I was already photographing before this day, when I took this image – luck played a great part of it because you cannot predict that those conditions would be so perfect and I was “there” at the right time – I did strengthen my love for photography and never looked back. Some of you have seen it, some have not…

“This is a long exposure on White Sands National Monument at dusk with a huge lighting storm at the far horizon. Many people think this is snow (it was about 90F that day…) but the sand is so white that it truly looks like snow.” (2 ND combined, 180 seconds exposure). As always, thank you so much for your support and feedback! 🙂

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New on 500px : Ripple Effect II by DaniloFaria by DaniloFaria

~It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.~
Aristotle Onassis

A summer storm approaches White Sands National Monument. Thank you for your feedback and visits!

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New on 500px : The Ascension by tracyjthomas by tracyjthomas

Hot air balloons ascend during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiestsa, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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New on 500px : Flow Across Sand by dabender by dabender

Photgraphed in Whites Sands National Monument in late March
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