It’s Alway The Sky

Under the clouds.

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.



One response to “It’s Alway The Sky”

  1. Steve Bruno Photo Avatar

    I’m like you Ray – at sunset I like to face east and sunrise I usually face west. That’s where the best stuff happens. It has to be an incredible sky with a contrasting or complimentary silhouette for me to want to shoot into the sun.


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