Road to the Ortiz Mountains – New Mexico Landscape
When I posted my first post on Friday, Autumn in New Mexico, Bob Zeller (his blog here), requested more of the same, which got me thinking that I needed to go back and see what I have in the way of photos like that one.
I love nature photography; it’s my first love, but in recent years I haven’t had the funds to pursue it. Hopefully, those days will return soon though.
Anyhow, going through my photo collection, I found this photo, which has long been one of my favorites. I took this about seven years ago at a location about 10 miles from downtown Santa Fe. It was just a dirt road off of a main road, and I thought that I might get a good view if I turned, so I did, and this was the resulting photo.
Santa Fe is all about the views. We have the huge Sangre de Cristo mountains to the East, the Sandias to the South, and the Jemez to the West. And then these little mountains in this photo are in the South also. These are the Ortiz Mountains. Including the road in this image, just makes it feel like a classic shot of the Southwest to me.
I have no idea what lens I was using. This was before I was a pro, and I imagine it was the kit lens that came with the Nikon D70, which was my first DSLR. I did crop the top 1/2 of the photo off. It just looked better that way. Artistic license and all. (: Clicking on the photo will make it much larger, and in my mind better. (:
Thanks, Bob, for giving me a reason to post this photo, and have a great weekend, everyone!
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