Mother Nature put on a show with this thunderstorm outside Roswell, NM. The sheer power is stunning.
Sears House under the Milky Way
A nearly 100 year old abandoned Sears House (yes, you used to be able to buy a house from Sears and assemble it yourself) underneath the Milky Way.
Santuario de Chimayo at Christmas
The Santuario de Chimayo is considered one of the holiest places in North America. It was built in 1810 and during the Christmas season they place the luminaries outside.
Taiban Church Under the Stars
The abandoned Taiban Church under the stars. It was built in 1908 and the last sermon was held in 1936.
Taiban Church under the Stars
The abandoned church in Taiban under the stars. A flash of lightning in the distance is seen through the open window. Built in 1908 and the last sermon was held in 1936.
The Alien Throne
The Alien Throne in the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness of New Mexico. The landscape here appears to be something from a sci-fi movie set.
Only in New Mexico
Only in New Mexico do you find signs like this on rural highways. And yes, the sign is real. Remember - we are not alone.
Nice monsoon storm outside of Albuquerque, NM, Aug '18.
Enchanted Mesa and the Milky Way
Enchanted Mesa rises above the desert and seems to reach the stars.
Enchanted Mesa Illuminated
Enchanted Mesa, on the Acoma Reservation, is illuminated as the Milky Way shines bright.
Gateway to the Stars
A ranch gate outlines Cabezon Peak which rises almost 1100' above the ground in the NM desert as the Milky Way shines above.
More Hoodoos in the Bisti Badlands (also known as the De-Na-Zin Wilderness) in New Mexico. The clouds weren't cooperating as they were hiding the stars.
Full Moon Crossing
The Full Moon rising over a lonely railroad crossing in the New Mexico desert.
The Alien Throne in the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico. The landscape here looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. The clouds were covering up the stars this evening but I still like how this pic turned out.
The Albuquerque skyline shines underneath the Milky Way in this composite image. Light pollution keeps the majority of Americans from being able to view the night sky in great detail, get out and away from the city when you can and look up!
Shooting the night sky on a lonely highway and decided to turn towards the road and take the picture as a semi-trailer drove by. His lights made for an interesting effect.
Christ in the Desert Chapel & the Milky Way
The chapel at the Christ in the Desert Monastery shines under the Milky Way.
Trestle Bridge and Milky Way
Staring up through the old Hwy 60 Rio Puerco Bridge in rural New Mexico at the Milky Way.
Another shot from the monsoon storm outside Roswell, NM.
Saguaro and the Stars
A lonely saguaro cactus stands tall and proud underneath the Milky Way in Arizona outside Phoenix.
Yucca and Full Moon 2
The Full Moon has now risen over the mountains on the horizon and darkness has settled over White Sands National Monument in NM.
The moon rises over the Sandia Mountains and casts a reflection across the Rio Grande.
Monsoon storm outside Roswell, New Mexico.