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~Rumi

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Along the Rio Grande

I'm in love with the varied landscape of Northern New Mexico. Mountain ranges, open mesas, river valleys... all of it. I drove from Santa Fe to Taos the other day to visit my friend, and all I kept think was how beautiful it all was! On the way home, the sun was making it's gradual descent to the west, further highlighting the already dramatic landscape. 






Photographing facing the sun can be a challenge, so I'll often shoot directly into it, rather than try to avoid it... and it usually makes for an interesting shot anyhow!
:)

20 comments:

Wanda..... said...

They are more than interesting, Becky...Magnificent photos...all!

Robin said...

Becky, fantastic photos! I have made that particular drive many times....and I never cease to be amazed by all of the beauty...

Photos with sun shining ARE hard to capture....but you have done it wonderfully!!!

Thank you for lovely memories!

Hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

San said...

Gorgeous. The golden autumn light of northern New Mexico is hard to capture, but you did.

Dee said...

Your photo's want to make me pack up and move...especially since I heard our weather man mention the word snow.

Barb said...

I did this exact drive while I was in NM, Becky. The landscape along the river is breathtaking.

Annie said...

Becky, These are stunning as usual.
I am lucky to be the friend you came to visit! I will miss you. xoxo

Randy said...

Becky these photos are so beautiful. I just love that drive. In fact if your not working this weekend Dixon is having there Studio Tour. My favorite November event.

clairz said...

Beautiful shots, Becky. That last one is a classic!

jo©o said...

Love the Xmas decorations :-)
You will be careful though, won't you? Not using the viewfinder for those shots I hope. So easily done and so devastating.

marianne said...

beautiful! what a gorgeous drive- thanks for sharing-

morememes said...

Don't scare me will you?
Your eyes of course. Although the camera sensor needs protecting as well.
Tell me you don't do it by looking through the viewfinder.
Having said that, I don't know if an optical VF is the dangerous one in this respect.
When I am sorely tempted to do a sun shot, any sunshot, sunset, sunrise, whatever, I just point the camera, averting my eyes and hope for the best.
(Feel free to zap.)

Dee said...

Becky, you can make a heart by using the < symbol and the 3 on your regular key board. It works well on face book but I have had trouble getting it to show up on my blog...just play around with it. I don't know how to do the music note other than on the numeric key pad. <3

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sandy said...

These are beautiful photos, and I think that shooting toward the sun worked perfectly.

~Babs said...

Hi Becky,
I came here via Annie. I loved the Bear you made for her.
These are some awesomely gorgeous shots,,,I too have driven that road,,,thanks for the memory. Your creekscicle photos are very special also!

Jesson Balaoing said...

wonderful photo

Pat said...

Great shots, as always. I love how the river winds around, don't you? Did you get a chance to see that bridge just outside of Taos over Snake Canyon?

Rick said...

I think I need to take a drive down that road ! Gorgeous photos - I love the lens flare ! You live near such scenic places and you show it beautifully !

Angela Recada said...

Stunning photos! I love the way you shoot right into the sun. These photos bring back such fond memories of my visit to New Mexico several years ago. I've only been there once, but the landscape, and the people, and the soul of the place made a huge impression on me. It will always be one of my absolute favorite places on earth, and I hope to be able to visit again one day.

I'm so glad you and Annie get to see each other sometimes!
:0)
I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs,
xoxoxo

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous and magical shots. the scenery is spectacular, but the way you caught the sun's rays won my heart.