Spending a month in one area (Chaco Culture National Historical Park) lets you get a feel for it. I’ve gotten to see Fajada Butte from many angles! The evening light can be quite lovely, and a few clouds can make all the difference. This landform is well known for its former role as a calendar marking Solstices, until the stones that had facilitated the shaft of light to shine on a spiral petroglyph slipped out of place. Nothing is certain in this life except change and uncertainty, apparently!
Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico at sunset. I was anxious to get some sort of a foreground, so I sacrificed getting the entire kiva in the shot despite using a wide angle lens. The landscape glows with a honeyed look in the moments just before the sun sinks below the horizon. The light is very strong even this late in the day. It’s was a challenge to get done and get out of the loop drive before the gates are locked at sunset. Finding a composition that works is a challenge for me at this park as well.
A series of doorways at Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico. I’m loving my time in this state, learning more about the complex cultures that exist here. This monument has a fantastic visitor’s center full of information and artifacts, and a wonderful staff too.
Not in Kansas anymore, Toto .... yesterday’s ride through Canyon de Chelly was fantastic and memorable, as was learning about growing up in this place from our wonderful guide. We were there during mid-day so the houses were in shadow. This site is the famous White House. Speaking Rock Tours, I will never forget you!