Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer 2012 Road Trip: Day 2

Amarillo, Texas to Boulder, Colorado

Stopped in far northeastern New Mexico to see Capulin Volcano.  Capulin rises nearly 1200-feet above the surrounding landscape to form a nearly perfectly shaped cinder cone.   Here's a view from the top:

View From the Rim of Capulin Volcano
near Raton, New Mexico

We were able to drive up to the rim, park, and make a short two-mile hike down into the bottom of the crater. This inactive volcano was formed about 60,000 years ago.  The rim is 8182-ft high and has a circumference of about one mile.  The crater is about 400-ft deep. 

We passed this abandoned house on the road back to Interstate 25 (on our way to Boulder, CO).  Nothing historically significant about it (that I know of).  I just thought it made an interesting image.

Raton, New Mexico

Summer 2012 Road Trip: Day 1

Just got back from a 17 day road trip through parts of Texas, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.  So nice travel with someone else whose main interest is photography.  We spent the first night in Amarillo.  Not much time for sightseeing since we were just there overnight but we did manage to make it out to Cadillac Ranch.

Cadillac Ranch
Amarillo, Texas

Painted Cadillacs at Cadillac Ranch
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation just outside of Amarillo on Route 66.  It was created in 1974 by a group of artists known as 'Ant Farm'.  Ten Cadillacs, models ranging from 1949-1963, are half buried, nose-first in the ground at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.  Visitors are welcome to enter the cow pasture and encouraged to spray paint the Cadillacs.  As a result, there are hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of empty spray paint cans that litter the field surrounding the Cadillacs.

Magazine Cover

Cover image I shot for the Sept/Oct 2012 Kerr County People magazine.