Torrance County New Mexico

Red Shouldered Hawk in New Mexico Bird Photography

Red Shouldered Hawk in New Mexico Bird Photography

See a Shot, Stop and Get the Shot

This photo of a red shouldered hawk perched on a dead tree limb was made after doing a rural land shoot in Torrance County, New Mexico. One of my photography philosophies is that a real photographer always makes the effort to get a photo they see. I was tired, had just been outside for 90 minutes in the desert, had another 45 minutes to drive back home, but I pulled over, got out my camera, and made the effort to get this shot of the hawk because as a photographer you just cannot pass up opportunities to get a shot. For me, especially one of a large bird as they are very hard to get in New Mexico. Back when I lived in Florida, photographing large birds was easy, they were all over the place. Birds and animals are rare to see in New Mexico, even in the remote places I often travel too.

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New Mexico True Quarai Mission Ruins

New Mexico True Quarai Mission Ruins

I have spent a lot of time in Torrance County, New Mexico lately, mostly out at rural land properties.  Recently, I had time to do a little exploring and I saw that Quarai Mission Ruins were on the way to a land photo shoot.  Near the town of Mountainair, and part of Salina Pueblo Missions National Monument, the Quaria Mission Ruins remain the most intact.  Approaching them on foot from the small parking lot, visitor center and museum, one does not expect the towering opening once passing through its main doorway.  I marveled at all the stones and was told by the ranger on duty they were not quarried, there were enough just lying around on the ground to make that great structure!  

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New Mexico Rural Land Photography Torrance County Forested Sunset

New Mexico Rural Land Photography Torrance County Forested Sunset

Back in Torrance County New Mexico on a rural land photography shoot for Hemingway Land Company, at a property much more covered in trees than I typically encounter.  The last time I had hardly any open space to make photos with a view from.  This time there was a good swatch of open land that allowed me to make landscape and sunset shots to help the client sell this rural land property fast!  How fast?  Well, read the Google review about how much my photographs and drone video help sell his New Mexico rural land properties.

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Sunset Views of Torrance County New Mexico True

Sunset Views of Torrance County New Mexico True

For the past three weeks, I spent most evenings at sunset time out in Torrance County New Mexico.  It is approximately 45 miles east of Albuquerque, near the town of Moriarty.  I would arrive each evening an hour before sunset to make photographs of rural land properties for Hemingway Land Company.  These are some of the sunsets I saw each evening out there.  

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Torrance County McIntosh New Mexico rural property photography

Torrance County McIntosh New Mexico rural property photography

Since moving to New Mexico in February of this year, I have started photographing rural properties in all directions around Albuquerque often requiring dirt road driving challenges in my trusty Mazda3 sedan!  Most of these have been photographed for Hemingway Land Company.  In fact, if you want to buy this 5-acre lot visit here.

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