Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1

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Jim Radcliffe
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Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1
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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.

Always best to view the larger version..

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Always best to view the larger version..

Always best to view the larger version..

Always best to view the larger version..

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SaltLakeGuy
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Re: Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1

Hey no snakes or Gila Monsters?. LOL just kidding. Nice job as always.

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jm10 Senior Member • Posts: 1,822
Re: Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1

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:)

jacob

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jfw Regular Member • Posts: 356
Re: Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1

Very much enjoyed these images - thanks for sharing.  #3 is the one I like best for what its worth.

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howardfuhrman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,755
Re: Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1

Very nice set of photos.

Al Valentino Senior Member • Posts: 4,773
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Excellent

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chuckwr Regular Member • Posts: 115
Re: Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1

Very, very nice!  New Mexico can be kind of a magic land.

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Bx100 Regular Member • Posts: 218
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love the 3rd and 6th !!! very nice set to share

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jl_smith Veteran Member • Posts: 3,748
Awesome, Jim!

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!

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jrk Senior Member • Posts: 1,902
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As always Jim, wonderful photographs!  The last two are my favorites.

Thanks for sharing

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Dabbler
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Beautiful shots, great light even this late in the day!

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CrabbyGuy Regular Member • Posts: 218
Re: Photos from the Bisti Wilderness in New Mexico with the X-T1

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.

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