Sunsets That Never Disappoint
Those of you who follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook know how many sunset photos I post throughout the year. In an effort to keep track of them all, I am archiving them by month. These are my best New Mexico sunset photos from February of 2019. All images were shot from my back yard in Meadow Lake, most while standing on my back steps or from the spot in the back 40 affectionately known as "Horse Poo Hill". All images shot with a MotoX4 and edited with Snapseed.
To see my other posts featuring New Mexico Skies, click here.
At The Top Of The World
The Magdalena Ridge Observatory is located atop a towering mountain overlooking the San Agustin Plains of New Mexico. Though the point of the observatory is to look up and not down, with otherworldly views that stretch to the horizon (beyond there be dragons...), the trip is worth while just for the sights alone.
On The Plains Of San Agustin, New Mexico
There's weird stuff in the desert. Imagine driving hours away from the city, down an endless road to the middle of nowhere and coming across 27 enormous satellite dishes that are 82 feet wide and weighing 100 tons each. Oh yeah, and they can all turn and look at you too. What the what?
If you've seen the movie, Contact, you may recognize this place as the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array, more commonly known as the VLA. The VLA is so remote that it doesn't even have an address other than The Plains Of San Agustin.
To find this desert science machine, take HWY 60 west from Socorro for about an hour and then follow the signs. For more specific directions, enter these coordinates into a GPS 34 04'43.497N, 107 37'05.819W or visit their website here. 34 04'43.4907 37'05
Pushing The Boundaries Of Smartphone Photography
Have you ever dreamed of taking great photos of the moon with your smartphone but when you try, the moon looks like this?
Can't You Read The Sign?
Ramah is a tiny little town on HWY 53 southwest of Grants, New Mexico. In and of itself, it is not a place worth traveling too but it is on the way to some more noteworthy destinations such as the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary, El Morro National Monument and the Bandera Ice Cave.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.