Puerco Valley Moonrise
Make sure to click through for the large version of this one!
Apologies for the slow blogging around here lately; January is never my best month. But here’s something I’ve been meaning to work on, the rising moon on the night before last December’s eclipse over the volcanic formations of the Rio Puerco Valley. This is a blend of two exposures, one for the moon and one for everything else. I’ll have to find a chance to return and try this shot again, as I don’t feel like I really nailed the comp. Moreover, it’s a pano crop, not a proper pano, and it would be fun to have the potential to print this scene really large (though I do have some other material from the evening that has potential that way). But it’ll have to wait till next December, when the moon will again be rising between Cerro Guadalupe and Cabezon peak.
I was also somewhat gratified to see that the commemorative stamp for the New Mexico state centennial features a different angle on these same formations. Way better than our dreary state quarter!