It’s fun to hit the road or lack thereof, just for a day out. We made this day a fun day out with photography the secondary factor. I always have my camera on hand for when images present themselves when I least expect it. Then there is the other perspective of a preconceived image. Ansel Adams referred to it as pre-visualization. The former is how I mostly find subjects by allowing the day to unfold and present itself to me. I guess one would call it being open to the moment. I’ll settle for that. On this day we were out with our friends, Chris and Carla. Company is a good thing when going off the highway on muddy, rutted roads. The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is a place where you are pretty much as far away from civilization as you can get in this part of New Mexico. Speaking of location scouting, I found several locations worthy of different weather conditions with dramatic lighting pre-visualized for future trips. Thanks for looking. G
I’ve added a few images below from previous trips’ location scouting in the National Monument. Enjoy!
You can read more on the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument here.
14 thoughts on “Location Scouting, Rio Grande del Norte, National Monument, NM”
The new blog is uniformly inspiring. So well done Geraint.
Thank you, Don. I’m glad you like it and I hope you and Judy are doing well and staying healthy. G
Great I am beginning to recognise some places and your book of photographs is more meaningful as you have shared views in different lights and seasons in the past year. Thankyou again
You may see a lot more show up over time. Hopefully a second book before long. Thank you, Alison. G
It was great getting out together… somber day though it was! Let’s go again soon and try for light?
Thank you, Chris. It was a good day, not too somber, but looking forward to sunshine with a slight breeze for this weekend’s shoot. G
Really enjoy your description of places to see .. I have been keeping a record of a few places and will continue to do that until I can explore them.
Thank you. ?❄️
Thank you so much, Patsy. I hope you get to visit soon. I hope we all get to go visit somewhere soon, safely. G
More nice images and an additional reminder to not be deterred by uncooperative weather. I’m really enjoying the blog.
Thank you, Ron. I really appreciate your comments and compliments. G
Beautiful! I look forward to being able to get back out there for photo ops and exploration. Also, thinking about one of your photo tours!
I hope you make it this way soon and you know where to find me should you want to sign up for a photo tour. Thank you, Roberta. G
Thanks again like the snowy pathway and road leading us on. Alison
Thank you, Alison. It’s all out there. I love it on the plateau. G