Photo Spot Summary
Country: United States
State: New Mexico
GPS Latitude: 35.051949
Photo Spot Details
These pictures were taken between 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm in July. New Mexico is given to sudden storms, high winds, and the hot sun. A heavy duty tripod is a must if you are taking landscapes. Unseasonably large volumes of rain this year have made the desert fairly green, something that is very uncommon for this time of the year. The impact of the rain has made the New Mexico landscape less harsh, although that also provides great opportunity for high contrast and excellent compositions.
There are lots of places to eat and get water, but it doesn’t hurt to pack some food and water if you start leaving I-40 and Route 66 to track down a landscape opportunity as I frequently do. While the highways are heavily traveled, you can be in the middle of nowhere very quickly.
Spend a day or two on Route 66 and you will have the entire gamut of sun and shadows to play with. The weather can change rapidly and can make for a great shot or two unless you are in the middle of it. The landscape is very diverse from flat lands, hills, mesas, ridges, pinnacles, and mountains. The sky’s the limit on Route 66.