An extremely beautiful but frequently ignored part of New Mexico fits those specifications. We don't often hear about Wagon Mound, Maxwell, Watrous, or Clayton, but these are all places steeped in history, and are part of the geography where mountains give way to the plains, and where the wind sometimes runs roughshod over the landscape.
When photographer Steve Immel and I recently drove through Mora County to Fort Union across the plains, the vast expanses were mesmerizing.
Even through one of the doorways of the Mechanics' Corral at Ft. Union, the horizon is endless.
until next Monday,
a passion for the image