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Shiprock in the New Mexico Desert Drone Video & Aerial Photos

Shiprock in the New Mexico Desert Drone Video & Aerial Photos

All my brief time in New Mexico I heard of something called, Shiprock.  I heard many things about it.   "It is a spiritual place."  "It is very hard to drive to."  "You have to go there."  I can now say all of those statements are true.  After several wrong turns, accompanied by Jessica, our dogs, and two friends visiting from Florida, I pointed my Jeep Renegade Trailhawk down the correct dirt road and rolled slowly toward this towering rock formation that the day before was visible from 30+ miles away in Arizona.  Twilight was already arriving as we arrived.  The rain held off and provided dramatic clouds for the background of the photographs I took from the surface with my Nikon, and the drone photos and video I took from the air.

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Edgewood New Mexico Sunset Fine Art Photo & Drone Video

Edgewood New Mexico Sunset Fine Art Photo & Drone Video

Trying to find the sunset in Edgewood, New Mexico

Out on a rural land photography assignment in Edgewood, New Mexico, I was warned by the land broker that access to this 5-acre property might be challenging.  It certainly was!  Barbed wire and gates blocked the first few access road, and the last, "legal access" point was down an eroded incline even too extreme for my Jeep Renegade Trailhawk!  I had to park at the top of the incline, then carry about 40 pounds of photographer gear, drone gear and my tripod for about a third of a mile first down that incline then up a rocky ridge.

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Drone Video San Juan River New Mexico True Aerial Photos

Drone Video San Juan River New Mexico True Aerial Photos

Return to the San Juan River in northern New Mexico

The very green and beautiful San Juan River flows for miles through New Mexico.  This portion of the river is near Navajo Dam, an area I first visited in February.  I only had time for a quick drone flight over the dam area itself, but on this trip I was able to fly over a large stretch of the river!  I was out on another rural land property assignment, but now since I have my own off road capable vehicle (Jeep Renegade Trailhawk), I no longer have to rush back to Albuquerque to return the rental truck to Enterprise so I can stay in places like this with Jessica and the dogs at our leisure!

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Navajo Dam Lake Marina New Mexico Drone Video and Aerial Photos

Navajo Dam Lake Marina New Mexico Drone Video and Aerial Photos

In my second trip to the Navajo Dam Lake area, I was able to fly my drone more over the lake itself and make aerial photos with my DJI Mavic Pro drone as well!  The first time  was only able to fly over the dam, this time I got to fly out over the lake, even very low and fast to the water!  There is a surprisingly large marina at this lake, and not something one would expect to find in a land-locked, desert state that's for sure!  A head's up though, if you are thinking of renting any kind of watercraft, be there early!  Me and Jessica and the dogs were too late (even at 10am!) to get a boat, but that could not stop us from having fun!

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Valley of Fires New Mexico 4K Drone Video Mavic Pro

Valley of Fires New Mexico 4K Drone Video Mavic Pro

A few months ago I went to Dona Ana County, New Mexico for the first time for a rural land photography shoot and drone video flight.  I visited White Sands on the way back, and after that the desert highway took me through a wild landscape of lava.  There was no time to stop then, but on my return to the area for another photo and drone shoot in Cloudcroft, I made sure I had time to stop and fly my DJI Mavic Pro drone over the Valley of Fires!

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Sunset Rise Edgewood New Mexico Rural Land Drone Video

Sunset Rise Edgewood New Mexico Rural Land Drone Video

This is a 4K drone video made of a rural land property in Edgewood, New Mexico for an out of state client.  He asked for ideas of what to name the property.  Since the land rose from east to west, and I was there at sunset, I suggested "Sunset Rise" and he liked it and used it!

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Sedillo New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Drone Video & Photography

Sedillo New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Drone Video & Photography

My latest rural land real estate drone video and photo shoot assignment had me going to not so far away Sedillo, New Mexico for Hemingway Land Company.  Not only was this the closest I have traveled for a rural land shoot, it was also one of the only times a paved road went right up to the property!  This was a very nice subdivision that you would never know is there because it is hidden in a valley and then winds up to a ridge.  You can get a sense of this topography in the drone video above and the aerial drone photos below. 

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