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!