Pecos National Historic Park

On August 23, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin

Pecos National Historic Park

Pecos National Historic Park (click to enlarge, or maybe not)

Here is the main pueblo at Pecos National Historic Park.

This is a “stacked focus” image.  I took three images, one focused on the foreground, one focused on the poles in the middle, and one focused on the pueblo.  I have done this many, many, many times on the images in this blog and always had great results.  However, this image just did not stack up properly.  To see what I mean, zoom into the right side of the pueblo or the pole in the middle.  Zooming in you will see ghost edges.  Also, look at the flowers in the lower right corner, these are blurry.  I might be able to blame the flower blur on the wind which could shift the flowers between exposures.  But I have no explanation for the edges of the poles and pueblo ghosting.  I used a tripod and all of the images have the same focal length and exposure settings.

So why include such a technically bad image?  Well, I wanted to show that Pecos National Historic Park is definitely worth a visit!

BTW, after spending time in the visitor center, it is possible to drive and park next to the pueblo.  Drive out of the parking lot, take the first right, and you can park within yards of where this image was taken.

Pecos National Historic Park: N35 32 58.1 W105 41 21.69 

New Mexico Photography Road Trip

On August 2, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin

New Mexico Road Trip Locations (click to enlarge)

Here is a map of the photography locations I visited during a recent business trip to New Mexico.  This is a screen capture from the Map Module in Adobe Lightroom.  The Map Module makes it easy to visualize where you have been and select images from a certain location.

Using the numbers in the boxes as references, here are the locations I visited.  Future posts will cover each of these locations in some detail.  Starting in Albuquerque and proceeding clockwise:

37 – On this trip I focused on the old motel signs along Route 66 in Albuquerque.

75 – Old Town Sante Fe

22 – Pecos National Historic Park

67 – Fort Union National Monument

34 – Cadillac Ranch

6 – Cannon Air Force Base

11 – Taiban

3 and 3 – Billy the Kid Grave Site and Museum

46 – Carlsbad Caverns (not shown)

26 – Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument – Gran Quivira

5 – A random ranch on the way to Gran Quivira

7 – Mountainair

21 – Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument – Quarai

I visited these locations over two weekends, and lots of miles on my rental car!