puresw Photos & Videos

3 hours ago

White Mesa outside San Ysidro. Just one of many spectacular views along hwy 550 from Albuquerque to Farmington

5 hours ago

Trust your Journey Life isn't meant to be lived perfectly...but merely LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED. ~Mandy Hale In the past I felt very guilty about going out and shooting without Serena, for landscape photography is her passion also. But now she is working on her Master's in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and she says, "go"! At least now I feel somewhat less guilty by going out & shooting so that the house will be quiet for her to study. When I have good cell reception I'll do a video call and share with her what I'm seeing. This is also a good way for me to scout out places for us both to go when she has a break in her studies. (not me in photo) ________________________________ Sony a7RIII, ISO 50, f/8, 1/3sec, Sony FE 24-70 f/2.8GM @ 70mm. RRS TVC-23, BH-55. ________________________________ . . . . #discover_earthpix #master_gallery #westbysouthwest #puresw #divine_deserts #findyourpark #goparks @natgeotravel #landscapephotomag #lightlandmag #landscape_hunter #natureperfection #in2nature #IGSouthWest #ic_landscapes #master_landscapes #amazingartofearth #landscape_lover #beautyofnature #landscapeporn #splendid_earth #pro_ig #naturewhisperers #onceupon_the_earth #natgeoyourshot #ig_photo_oftheday #ig_shotz #earthhotspots #mountains_seas_and_trees #ig_nature_naturally #myrrs

7 hours ago

The idea of “a night out,” is looking a bit different these days. ✨

11 hours ago

Another amazing holiday party in the books! Feeling very grateful for each of these amazing humans we have on our team who rock it day in & day out! Keep pushing into the new year!!!💚👊⭐️🥂🎉❤️

12 hours ago

The coldest temperature I was out in during the days I spent in RMNP was about 19F/-7C. I expected it to be colder. Its currently 4F/-15C in Aspen. What’s the coldest you have been in lately? . . Dream Lake is such a beautiful place even in winter. As a landscape photographer, I am always looking for the best light and December is not the best time to find it at Dream Lake. So, I hope to go back in March to photograph sunrise with some amazing light! Stay turned for a blog post about this!

13 hours ago

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ~ Rumi

23 hours ago

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire -Pamela Hansford Johnson

1 day ago

Milky Way over Texas~ my first photographic attempt of the Milky Way that I took 5 years ago. I still recall my jaw dropping when I first saw the playback on the screen of my tripod mounted canon 6D. It truly is an example of manifesting reality, here is the story: 5 years ago I had begun to really throw myself into photography, primarily landscape, but also eager to learn all different aspects that I could. It was at that time that I started to see some wonderful night time photos of the Milky Way! Oh my I really wanted to learn to do this and as it turned out, fortuitously I had the proper full frame camera and the necessary wide angle f2.8 lens to attempt. I studied the techniques, settings and got tips online, but what to photograph? As well I needed to wait until the Milky Way and it’s galactic core became visible in our night Sky in the Kerrville Texas area. So in my mind, I created what I had visioned, I wanted to photograph the Milky Way over a windmill and as a couple weeks had gone by one day in my studio a friend dropped in to visit me. His name was Wayne Este and while we were visiting he asked me so what’s new, Well I told him I had really started to focus on photography that year, and now I want to try and photograph the Milky Way! He said so what’s stopping you? I told Wayne well I envision the photograph as the Milky Way over a windmill! Wayne then informed me, hey I’ve got a wind mill!! And so it was, in early May around 3am that within a night of visiting with Wayne I was out on his property in Hunt, Texas under a glorious sky of stars, capturing this moment! The light emanating from the left is coming from nearby Kerrville Texas where I lived at the time. It provided the dramatic color needed to silhouette the hills. The day before a cool front had moved through and the air from the north was dried out. The old windmill had long not operated so it was not turning, it was worn and had a few bent and missing fins and a loose cable, but still standing! I suppose I related to it on some level realizing that I too could be described that way, a little beat up but still standing:) It was perfect! #wayneswindmill

1 day ago

This is the first time I have seen a sunrise so intensely color snow. What a wonderful sight. . . FOLLOW @arwin.l for more landscapes. . . In order to get the sun to color the snow at sunrise the first light needs to hit the snow. Usually it will start pink, then turn gold, then white. On flat land this is relatively easy, but in mountains it is harder because there are often other peaks and ridges preventing the first light from hitting the spot. The photographers ephemeris is a great app (and web application) that can help you determine in advance if your chosen spot will receive “first light.” let me know in the comments if you would be interested in more information on this.

1 day ago

I absolutely love these two. 💜

1 day ago

Was going through some photos from the quick trip to Southern Utah and Northern Arizona @ndladybug @kalarada1 and I took in November and I guess I just didn’t post this shot from the North Rim of Grand Canyon. And yes... of course I put a sunburst in it... lol. Seems like I was shooting into the sun most of this trip. Enjoy! • • • #igsouthwest #instagramaz #hiking #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #grandcanyon #northrim #az #arizona #sun #sunburst #sunrays #holeintheground #hike #hikearizona #puresw #noclouds #clearsky #instalike

1 day ago

Enjoying a cold @zionbrewery IPA and soaking in all the beautiful scenery after hiking #angelslanding earlier that day. Out of all the places we've seen in the last couple months, @zionnps has been among my favorites 😍🌄

1 day ago

The place where I can climb, trail run, take a $5 yoga class, and be surrounded by amazing people in a beautiful landscape all in a December weekend. With every week, I find reasons to love Tucson and the Tucson community more and more 😍🌵✨ >> O’odham and Yaqui lands

1 day ago

Working on my 2019 travel plans! I’d love to hear where everyone is planning on going next year. Let me know down below! ✈️🌎

1 day ago

🐍 sᴀɴᴅ ᴠɪᴘᴇʀ ===> ʟᴏᴏᴋ ғᴏʀ ᴍᴇ - ʟᴏsᴛ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡʜɪʀʟᴡɪɴᴅ \\ time is nature’s painkiller \\ looking for something particular ===> 👩🏻‍🦱 @chrristinagracee 🌎 ɴᴇᴡ ᴍᴇxɪᴄᴏ \\ ᴜsᴀ 🎧 “ʙᴏɴɴɪᴇ & ᴄʟʏᴅᴇ” \\ 2ᴘᴀᴄ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ #pkhgallery #dpgphotos #portrait #findyourpark #lensbible #sdmtravels #creartmood #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #puresw #theuniversalart #portraitpage #portraitmood #quietthechaos #bodylanguage_bnc #earth_portraits #hvmansouls #mylensrental #theartconvict #xelfies #ig_myshots #epicimagez #omd_5k #portraits_mf #newmexico #newmexicolove #newmexicotrue #whitesands #landofenchantment #19skillz

1 day ago

Elephant Rock, Valley of Fire State Park

1 day ago

Rio Embudo in Cañoncito . Finally seeing some decent water flow after the recent snow & rains. This river was so low over the summer that the water only ran to the right of where I’m standing for this shot. 💧 👆👆Check my story for the behind-the-scenes photo on this one!! . 📷= Canon SL1 | EFS 10-18 @ 10.0mm | f/22 | 1/8sec | iso100 | Lightroom

1 day ago

White Bean Toast w/ marinated giant white beans, chermoula sauce, fresh herbs & a sunny side up egg on a brioche crouton...

1 day ago

Had a nice and calm adventure today checking out ghost towns and former town sites. I've been all over Southern Colorado exploring mountain mining towns and sites, and it's fun to explore Central New Mexico for that same thrill. Learning about the past makes me excited for the future. How nerdy am I to get excited about ghost towns and mining history! Do what sparks you! . . . . . . #newmexico #nmtrue #newmexicotrue #purenm #nmoutside #beautiful_newmexico #newmexicophotography #igsouthwest   #puresw #nmnomad #nmproud #instagramersnm #nmgrammers #newmexicolandscape #newmexicolife #landofenchantment #forestmedicine #renewal #newmexicoskies

2 days ago

Hey look, the ledge hole. I just put a link in my bio to a carnage compilation of that rapid visible near the bottom of the frame. Fair warning, you might want the volume off if there are kids around.

3 days ago

Friday Feels

6 days ago

day dreamin' of fog chasin' ☁️

1 week ago

Doing the snow dance in hopes the coming storm brings fog AND snow!! 🌨️

4 weeks ago

Winter Wonderland 🌨️🦊🌲

1 month ago

October 31, 2018 😍

1 month ago

I have a lot of catching up to do... . . The #whitesands balloon invitational is a must see! 👌🏻