Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Deep in the heart of New Mexico lies a magical place known as Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1939, this 30,427 acre refuge is the winter home for tens of thousands of migratory birds such as Sandhill Cranes and Canadian Snow Geese. When the birds show up, the photographers are right behind them but the birds are not the only reason to come here.
La Ladera Rd. Peralta, New Mexico
Most people come out to see the fall colors but I think the real beauty starts in the winter. For the last few years I have been stopping the car on the way to wherever I'm going to take pictures of trees and creating these collections of images aptly named "Winter Trees".
The Lensball shows a different view of the world and in the midst of our current collective situation known as COVID19, I think we could all benefit by taking a moment to see things from an alternate perspective.
Spirits In The Trees
There's something about Cottonwood Trees in the winter. Mostly without leaves, the Cottonwood's true character shines through. Gnarly and twisted, each of them is possessed of it's own ancient spirit and no two are alike.
La Llorona Country
La Ladera Road in Peralta, New Mexico has been my shortcut from the bottom of Meadow Lake hill to north bound Hwy 47 for years. I used to take this way on my commute to UNM in Albuquerque circa 1994 - 1995. The road itself has changed very little over the past 25 years. I have always envisioned La Llorona walking the ditch bank and one night I even saw a black swirly mass right behind my car. (No, not exhaust fumes) Needless to say, never pick up anyone on this road at night. Ever. Especially if they're wearing a white dress and have no eyes. And should you decide to go walking after midnight, be sure to leave instructions for notifying your next of kin.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.