Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1
A friend and I spent an afternoon hiking into the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico. We actually entered late in the afternoon and had we not had a GPS with us we probably would not have found our way out of that maze until the sun came up the next day. When we finally turned around to make our way out it was completely dark, no moon, no stars.
The sad thing is that we never reached the area we wanted to photograph (with towering Hoodos and Wings)... Next trip we'll get an earlier start.
There are no trails, no signs, no park rangers... in fact we never ran into another soul during the hike in or out. They call this area The Badlands with good reason. Here's a few of a hauntingly beautiful place just at sunset.
The ability to 'see' the shot is more important than the gear used to capture it.
Hey no snakes or Gila Monsters?. LOL just kidding. Nice job as always.
Fuji X-T1 Camera, Fuji 18-55 f2.8-f4 Lens, Fuji 55-200 f4-f5.6 Lens, Fuji 23mm f1.4 Lens, Fuji 56mm f1.2R Lens, waiting for the Fuji mount Nissin i40 Flash, Picturecode PhotoNinja, Adobe Lightroom 5.4
Very interesting formations Jim. I have not been in New Mexico yet.
I especially like the light in the last photo. Thanks for the tour! You will be a very busy man with all the pictures that you took on your trip:)
Very much enjoyed these images - thanks for sharing. #3 is the one I like best for what its worth.
Fuji Silver XE1 w/14, 35, 18-55, 55-200, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye & Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro
Very, very nice! New Mexico can be kind of a magic land.
love the 3rd and 6th !!! very nice set to share
Thanks for sharing, I didn't know about this place! I'm in Albuquerque right now, and this is about 3 hours away - might be something for me to check out one day.
And you got really lucky with the clouds - very nice skies!
As always Jim, wonderful photographs! The last two are my favorites.
Thanks for sharing
Beautiful shots, great light even this late in the day!
Your photos are better than the ones I took out there. (Your light is better and I think your eye may be too.) Impressive.
I went up in the winter with a geology class from UNM and we hiked in the middle of the then-short day. (Converting most of my photos to B&W has improved them considerably. I won't post anything because, for one reason, they were taken with my D300 as I didn't have Fuji gear then.) Bisti is a difficult area to find your way around.
I moved to northern NM a little more than two years ago partly because of the look of the land and the culture.
|Louvre Museum pyramid by Didier Quan|
|Oka Frozen Leaf 2002 DP by MarioSS|
from The Dead Leaves of Winter