Land of Enchantment is the state of New Mexico’s ‘slogan’ and I am inclined to agree. New Mexico really is home to some enchanting landscapes. I have already blogged about White Sands National Monument and for the past week I have been driving around New Mexico through spectacular wide open spaces, visiting small villages (and a UFO museum at Roswell!), seeing the town of Lincoln (Billy the Kid) and capturing gigabytes of photos. Some of the cities like Alamogordo and Socorro can be very boring, just main strips with motels and fast food chains, but get out into the landscapes and this state is magnificient. It is hard to do justice to these beautiful endless spaces in a photo.
I am saving most of my US work for my new upcoming website (this July/August) but I have quickly developed a few from New Mexico attempting to show the New Mexico spaces. Now this is probably mostly personal work, I guess for most people this sort of work is too much "nothingness" but for me I love the wide open spaces and shooting into the horizon. Notice also that somehow I am starting to find that man-made objects can add interest and contrast to landscapes. The road, the barbed wire fence and so on.
On the plains of San Agustin in New Mexico is where you find the Very Large Array and this will be the subject of my next post, I was very captivated by this place and spent many days and nights there.