I was lucky enough to spend the Holidays with my family in New Mexico. I drove out there just a few days before Christmas. I love this drive. I get a lot of thinking done on the open road, not to mention a lot of amazing photography. I am notorious for taking every turnoff that looks interesting and exploring it for new imagery. This particular photograph was taken at dusk just as the sun disappeared into the horizon. Driving on I-40 and refusing to stop to take in the moment as I usually do I saw this tree. I reached for my camera which happened to be sitting in the passenger seat already, put it to my eye, focused and snapped away trying to avoid crashing at all costs. Thankfully I live to tell another story. I would not recommend trying this method of gorilla nature photography to anyone sane!
A child of Mother Nature’s wonder I feel that photographing the landscapes I pass in this life allow me to go back to that place and feel everything I felt in that authentic, original moment. I see the beauty and I appreciate this life and the journey. This tree at this very moment represents the journey of a new year. This is going to be a beautiful year I can feel it!