The on thing about the coast, is it’s always changing. One day the ground is clear, the next 24 inch of snow!
We got slammed and are waiting on more in the next 24 hours. Go down south they said, it’s warmer they said!
I love these old places, there is so much character here!
When it snows, typically the next day the sky is bright blue and the water is gorgeous as calm.
The colors just started to come in through the hazy clouds as I drove home today, snapped a few pictures. I’ve gotten into the habit carrying my camera with me.
So now that I’m semi-settled – I went out on a mind escaping day today.
So it is hot in the dessert. I saw no lovely lil creatures. No snakes, no birds, nada! I was sad.
I love, love getting a great sunflare! My new lens is different than my other two. Different curve, so I am just getting the hang of it. Also, the settings work a bit differently with this camera.
I spent a lotta time on my belly while out there. Getting a different perspective. Around midday it started getting very very hot.
While the place looks deserted, its not. I am pretty sure there were at least 1000 people there. Playing frisbee, tossing footballs, sliding down dunes. I couldn’t figure out why they had magic carpets at the Walmart, there is no snow! Now I know why.
Like I said, I spent a lotta time flat on my belly. Could have taken a nap.
There are these hard sand structures, seems they build around sticks or other small objects and rise like pillars in the white sands. It is pretty cool.
There are some really cool cactus flowers that dry up and fall off, and scatter everywhere. I had some macro fun (its so nice to just have one lens).
I played with a number of settings. Which was fun and made for some interesting pictures.
The colors didn’t come in as bright as I’d hoped, but was still a blast being there as the sun ventured down.
The remainder I took with my Moto-X on the HDR setting. They came out pretty decent.
Since I am far behind posting on my blog. Far to busy it seems. I’m going to try and catch up!
While away in New Mexico, I was always trying to find new places to see. Fun way to do that. Hiking.
I picked the LightHouse Trail, one because it was a flat trail with about 800 feet of rock climbing straight up to get to the Light House Formation. And it was the longerst of the trails.
I had a chance play with settings. It was on this hike I decided that I was going to get a lens that was both a wide angle and a zoom. Swapping out was killing me! (I did get a 18mm-270mm lens! It rocks!)
It was a great hike. The upward climb (which I didn’t take pictures of, I was to busy panting and sweating) was hell! But worth it.