Sandia Mountains sunset

February 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've lived in and have been a photographer in Albuquerque for a long time and the Sandia Mountains never cease to amaze and inspire me.
The Sandia Mountains reside in central New Mexico with the city of Albuquerque sitting in it's early morning shadow. 
The west side of the mountain faces the setting sun and as a result they catch the last warm rays of daylight and soak them in for all they are worth.
When the clouds are just right, the setting sun reflects of those clouds and creates colors and hues I've never seen anywhere else before.

The golden hour of light on the Sandia MountainsThe golden hour of light on the Sandia MountainsThe Sandia Mountains bask in the light of the golden hour. This picture was taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico near the village of Plactias, NM.
during the golden hour of light.
These pictures of the southwest and Sandia Mountain photos are available as fine art prints in a variety of sizes.

They are printed on Epson Premium Luster Fine Art Paper.

Here are two photos, both shot at the same location, same day but different times.
One while the sun was low but still visible on the horizon, the next just after sun began to disappear. Note how the sun is reflecting of the clouds and bouncing those colors back down to the Sandias.

Sandias from Placitas, NMSandias from Placitas, NMThe Sandia Mountains bask in the light of the golden hour. This picture was taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico near the village of Plactias, NM.
during the golden hour of light.
These pictures of the southwest and Sandia Mountain photos are available as fine art prints in a variety of sizes.

They are printed on Epson Premium Luster Fine Art Paper.
This is why the Sandias are called the "Sandias". Sandias means watermelon in spanish.


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