New Mexico light. That’s one of the biggest reason that artists flock to the high desert of New Mexico. It was not one of the reasons that I came, but I sure used the light as much as I could.
I didn’t always make pictures of scenes like this one unless the light was spectacular. When I see a cool sunset I turn around and look at what that light is illuminating. Often, that’s the picture.
I preach that always. Mostly, nobody listens.
This goes under the heading of, “Oh my God, there’s a sunset,” and they take pictures of a regular sunset that you might see everyday. Why?
Some photographers have the stones to call that “fine art.” Sheesh, I think this picture has a wonderful sunset going on, except that the Sandias are located to the east of where I was standing. Explain that. I don’t think this picture is fine art. It’s a good location picture, maybe a good scenic picture, but it ain’t fine art.
Don’t get me wrong. There are a number of fine artists working in photography these days. I follow them on Instagram. I love their work, but I have no idea what they do, or how they do it. That just isn’t me.
I mostly just photograph what I see with my eyes, my heart and soul.
That’s the best I can do.
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