Spectacular Belen New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Sunset

Belen, New Mexico rural land photography - made with a Nikon D750 with Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 SP lens @ f/11 ISO 100 5-bracket HDR tripod mounted processed in Aurora HDR 2019

Wide Open Belen, NM Sunset

I traveled down to Belen, New Mexico with my photography gear and Kiki for a rural land photography shoot. I have been to this exact area of Belen twice before, and know it so well I knew where to look for a cow skeleton, which was still there even though I have not been to this area for over a year! I got my daylight shots, then had time to walk around with Kiki in total silence save for the blowing wind. Then we settled in a spot and I setup my Nikon D750 on my Indoor carbon fiber tripod and waited for the sun to get into position. I decided to make the shot just as the sun peaked below the cloud cover while still above the distant mountain. Since the land itself was just desolate, I composed to show more of the spectacular clouds. I got paid to enjoy this view. Sometimes, being a photographer is not too bad, sometimes.

My HDR sunset setup - Nikon D750 with Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 SP lens on an Indoor carbon fiber tripod - this photo made with an iPhone XS

Me and Kiki contemplating the desert in Belen, New Mexico - photo made with an iPhone XS