Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Mexico

After we departed the Bosque del Apache and Socorro area, we traveled around this exciting desert state from the Chihuahuan Desert in the south to the snowy peaks in the north. General birding and sight-seeing of various geological features were the main interests and as a result I spent little time on trying to get record shots of different species. Below are some photographs from sites such as the White Sands gypsum desert, the Three Rivers Petroglyphs sites, Taos Pueblo, Tent Rocks, Roswell, Rio Grande Gorge, San Francisco de Asis Church, Old San Miguel Mission, Santa Fe, Sandia Peak, El Malpais, Very Large Array, Plains of San Agustin, Valley of Fires, and Valles Caldera.

All these photos and more can be viewed in a slideshow on my main site at:

5 comments:

Faith 'Fay' Jordan said...

Beautiful photos, Fraser. I love the rock formations, especially. I also like the alien lending an air of mystery to the whole thing...

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Fay. I manually zoomed-in during a slow shutter/exposure of the alien to try and create a sort of dream-like blur.

Adam Pinnell said...

These are so gorgeous! I can tell you try to look at everything in a different way, and it pays off! Keep up the great work!

Rebecca Armstrong said...

Absolutely stunning photos!

Fraser Simpson said...

Thanks Rebecca, Adam.