Brad L. Hodges

@bradhodges

New Mexico based photographer. California native/frequent returning son. © All photos by me. Nikon D200, iPhone 6 & 7. All rights reserved.
“New Mexico Dawn” A dramatic entrance of a Thursday dawn in the Land Of Enchantment. Glorious Sunrise Land Of Enchantment Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Silhouettes Early Morning Dawn Sunrise Sky Cloud - Sky Scenics - Nature Silhouette Orange Color
“Wildflower Orchestra” Like a purple trumpet playing in a symphony of nature, this Mountain Plover stands out as the lead instrument playing its solo piece. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Purple Wildflower Wildflowers Closeupshot Wildflower Flower Flowering Plant Plant Freshness Beauty In Nature Fragility Vulnerability  Close-up Purple
“The Tiniest Perfection” Tight closeup shot of a diminutive ‘Spreading Fleabane’ wildflower in the Central Highlands Of New Mexico. Juniper Woodlands New Mexico New Mexico Photography Closeupshot Closeup Perfection Wildflowers Wildflower Spreading Fleabane Flower Freshness Flowering Plant Plant Beauty In Nature Flower Head Vulnerability  Fragility Focus On Foreground
“Pastel Eve” Fluffy, soft pastel colored clouds linger over the plateau’s and country roads of Central New Mexico on a late Summer evening bringing a feeling of peace and contentment to the casual observer and the photo journal inclined photographer. Plateau Country Road Dusk Sunset Sunset_collection Golden Hour Sundown Evening Sky Clouds Cloudscape Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico
“When Only Nigh Will Do” A macro shot of a beautiful Silverleaf Nightshade Flower in intimate detail. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Detail Purple Wildflower Macro Beauty Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Wildflower Silverleaf Nightshade Plant Flowering Plant Petal Flower Vulnerability  Beauty In Nature Fragility Close-up Focus On Foreground Purple
“Field Of Dreams” Your vibrant reality colors lead me to the dream ahead, the interlude, the caesura, then onward to the possibilities beyond in your sky blue fantasy. Blue Sky Wildflower New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Metaphorical Photography Poetry In Pictures Poetry & Photography Language Poetry Field Of Dreams Dream Flower Yellow Growth Sky Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Field Freshness Vulnerability  Sunflower Landscape
“The Chosen Way” I stumbled in the darkness, my path unclear, my direction a blur. A break in the clouds, in my subconscious as well. Divine brightness illuminated my path. I found my way once again and I shall follow the light to where it will lead. —Brad Hodges New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Dramatic Sky Poetry & Photography Language Poetry In Pictures Poetry Sunbeam Sun Metaphorical Photography Divine Light  Trail Path Sky Cloud - Sky Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Where Angels Play” Angelic cloud formations hover over the lush green landscape of the Juniper Woodlands of Central New Mexico. Dramatic Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Woodlands Angelic Sky Cloudscape Clouds And Sky Clouds Juniper Trees Juniper Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Tranquility Landscape Scenics - Nature Green Color Nature
“Solar Missile” A bolt of solar light fires spectacularly from a cloud across the sunset skies of Central New Mexico. New Mexico New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Evening Sky Sundown Golden Hour Dusk Sunset_collection Sunset Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Sunbeams Through Clouds Sunbeam Cloud - Sky Sky Plant Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Glory Road” A spectacular carpet of mixed wildflowers and grasses adorns rural Highway 42 in Central New Mexico in the waning days of Summer. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Roadside America Highways Rural Rural Roads Wildflowers Roadsidephotography Roadside Green Color Sky Growth Nature Land Beauty In Nature Landscape Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“Natural Light” Shot through a heavy metal screen on a secured door, an old neon light sits on top of the bar of the long abandoned local watering hole on the Main Street Of The Village of Corona, New Mexico. Story goes that the owner of the bar committed suicide in the basement of the establishment decades ago ending its long run as a popular hangout in the heyday of Corona. Neon Sign Mystery Historical Building Abandoned Bar Bar Indoors  No People Focus On Background Selective Focus
“The Horizontal Pillar Of Cloud” “Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.” Exodus 13:22 New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Country Road Dirt Road vanishing point Clouds And Sky Cloudscape Clouds Sky Cloud - Sky Scenics - Nature Beauty In Nature Tranquility Tranquil Scene Nature Landscape The Way Forward
“Dance Of The Sunflowers” Summers waning weeks still pay homage to the flower of its season. Sunflowers Yellow Flower Wildflowers Wildflower New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Flower Flowering Plant Growth Yellow Beauty In Nature Sky Cloud - Sky Tranquility Sunflower Landscape
“Renaissance Door” An old, weathered door on the Main Street of the tiny Village of Corona, New Mexico, is given a renaissance of sorts by the placement of brightly colored orange flowers at its entrance. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Color Splash Old Doors Orange Flower Weathered Wood Weathered Renaissance Flower Flowering Plant Plant No People Wood - Material Door Entrance
“Ever The Backroads” Venturing onto the backroads of rural Central New Mexico always yields a reward. New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Rural Exploration Rural Scene Country Road Backroads Dirt Road Cloud - Sky Sky Landscape Beauty In Nature Road Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“Blaze Of Glory” A lonely county road in Central New Mexico leads a soul to fade into the sunset. New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Country Road Evening Sky Sunset Silhouettes Sunset_collection Sunsets Dusk Sundown Sunset Sky Landscape Scenics - Nature Road Dirt Road Orange Color
“No Stop In Corona” Once a thriving railroad town with a train station stop, the tiny Village of Corona, New Mexico is now just a flyover along BNSF Railways Route paralleling U.S. 54 Eastbound. Forgotten Places  Forgotten Flyover BNSF Trains Railroad Track Railroad Traintrack Train New Mexico Photography New Mexico Track Railroad Track Rail Transportation Cloud - Sky Transportation Nature Diminishing Perspective vanishing point
“Fairyland” Like tiny ethereal fairies dancing on top of a conical, mystical world, these fluffy dandelion seeds await their inevitable journey into propagation. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Metaphor Seeds Of Life Seeds Propagation Fragility Vulnerability  Dandelion Close-up Dandelion Seed Nature Focus On Foreground
“Sunflower Sanctuary” Secret seclusion, yellow array, silent in nature’s garden, hidden away. Nature New Mexico Photography New Mexico Wildflower Wildflowers Yellow Flower Closeup Sunflowers Sunflower Flower Yellow Fragility Plant Vulnerability  Freshness Petal Beauty In Nature Close-up
“Lavender Dew Drops” A macro shot of a ‘Richardson’s Geranium’ with morning dew drops on its delicate petals. Macro Beauty Macro Photography Macro_collection Wildflowers Wildflower New Mexico New Mexico Photography Lavender Colored Flower Plant Fragility Beauty In Nature Vulnerability  Freshness Selective Focus Purple
“St. Teresa” Catholic Church in the Village of Corona, New Mexico is named after Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, who was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, author, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Old Churches Historical Building Historical Catholic Church Church Tower Church Buildings Churches Church Architecture Built Structure Building Exterior Sky Building Tree Place Of Worship Religion No People
“Phone Home” A vintage public telephone booth in the museum of the tiny village of Corona, New Mexico puts modern technology in perspective. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Museum Historical Antique Vintage Phone Phone Booth Wood - Material No People Indoors  Old Antique Retro Styled History Communication
“Portal From Heaven” The stunning clouds formations over New Mexico in Summer are unsurpassed. I only had time to grab my iPhone rather than my Nikon with zoom to capture this stunning cloud tunnel or portal. If you enlarge the view you will appreciate the rare formation this is. New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Evening Sky Dusk Sundown Sunsets Funnel Cloud Portal Sky Cloud - Sky Sunset Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Orange Color Silhouette Dramatic Sky Atmospheric Mood
“Sunflower Wave” Detailed closeup of a beautiful Summer sunflower waving its warm greeting. Detail New Mexico Photography New Mexico Photography Wildflower Sunflowers Flower Yellow Petal Freshness Plant Flower Head Close-up Nature Focus On Foreground Sunflower
“Desert Paintbrush” A macro shot of the beautiful ‘Desert Paintbrush’ a species from the Snapdragon Family Of Flowers. Wildflowers Wildflower Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Beauty New Mexico Photography New Mexico Close-up Flowering Plant Flower Beauty In Nature Vulnerability  Fragility Freshness
“Summer Road” Of day’s gone by, lazy Summers reflect, of childhood dreams, in introspect, when roads of dirt where fantasy adventured, imagination was never censored. Rural Exploration New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Poetry In Pictures Poetry Childhood Summer Dreams Summer Dirt Road Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Beauty In Nature Landscape Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“At The Close Of Day” As the sun makes a final bow for the day in the Western skies of Central New Mexico, a final burst of glory bids one adieu. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Sundown Dusk Evening Sky Sunsets Sky Cloud - Sky Silhouette Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Tranquility Sunset Dramatic Sky
“Double Blue” Macro shot of Western Monkshood wildflowers. Blue Flowers Blue Wildflower Monkshood Macro_collection Macro Beauty Tiny New Mexico New Mexico Photography Beauty In Nature Plant Vulnerability  Fragility Flower Flowering Plant Close-up
“The Tiniest Joys” If you stop long enough, get on your knees, look closely about you, some of the best joys are the smallest among us. Macro shot of a tiny yellow flower less than 1/8” (3.175 mm) in diameter. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Tiny Macro Beauty Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Yellow Wildflowers Wildflower Flowering Plant Flower Yellow Plant Freshness Fragility Vulnerability  Beauty In Nature Close-up
“At Rest” A tiny white moth rests in the cool of a natural garden setting in New Mexico. New Mexico Peaceful Garden Macro Photography Macro White Moth Moth Close-up No People Selective Focus Insect
“To The Sierra Blanca” Sierra Blanca mountain range of south-central New Mexico, where it merges with the Sacramento Mountains to the south. Scenics Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountain Range New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Cloud - Sky Landscape Environment Sky Scenics - Nature Beauty In Nature Nature Mountain
“Where I Go, I Am” Somewhere in Central New Mexico another road to follow. New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Lonely Rural Exploration Gravel Road Sky Landscape Tranquility Tranquil Scene No People Vignette Road Rural Scene Scenics - Nature
“I Have Seen The Glory” Heavenly lighting over the Juniper Woodlands of Central New Mexico during a Summer monsoon storm. New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Heavenly Sunbeam Sunlight Storm Clouds Monsoon Clouds And Sky Clouds Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Sky Nature Silhouette Scenics - Nature Power In Nature
“Gift Of The Monsoon” When the Summer monsoon season comes to New Mexico a veritable Garden Of Eden emerges with the incredible array of wildflowers busting forth from their waiting dormancy for life giving moisture. Wildflower Wildflowers Delicate New Mexico Photography New Mexico Flower Flowering Plant Freshness Plant Fragility Vulnerability  Beauty In Nature Flower Head Close-up White Color Nature
“Summer Grace” A beautiful black spotted butterfly enjoying an evening meal. These delicate creatures only make a brief appearance in the highlands of New Mexico during summertime and fill the air with their beautiful grace. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Summer Delicate Spotted Butterfly Butterflies Butterfly Insect Close-up Beauty In Nature Butterfly - Insect Fragility
“Four O’Clock” One of the most beautiful wildflowers to grace the summer of Central New Mexico is the unique purple Desert Four-O’Clock which gets its name because the flowers open during the afternoon bringing a wonderful orange-scented aroma that wafts through the air. Closeup New Mexico Photography New Mexico Four O Clock Flowers Purple Wildflower Purple Flower Wildflowers Wildflower Summer Petal Flower Flowering Plant Fragility Vulnerability  Plant Freshness
“Shining Light” A stunning cloud formation with the sun beaming out like a searchlight in the skies of Central New Mexico. Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Sunbeam Sunlight Sky Cloud - Sky Blue Scenics - Nature Nature
“The Defender” A macro shot of a Harvester Ant defending its nest against the invasion of the photographers lens. Nature Macro_collection Macro Photography Macro Ants Harvester Ant Ant Insect Focus On Foreground Close-up
“Forgotten” A rarely, if ever, used forest service road in the Cibola National Forest of New Mexico provides solitude and adventure to the willing explorer. Abandoned Road Woodlands New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Junipers Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky Exploring Roads Backroads Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Landscape Outdoors
“Plateau’s And Rain Clouds; The Road Home” Monsoon rainstorms dominate the sky over the plateau’s and Juniper Woodlands of Central New Mexico. Plateau Country Road Rural Road Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky Junipers New Mexico New Mexico Photography Juniper Trees New Mexico Skies Woodlands Rain Clouds Rain Monsoon Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Sky Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Wisdom Of The Ages” An old growth Juniper tree stands guard as an elder statesman of the woodlands. Old Growth Age Woodlands New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Junipers Sky Cloud - Sky Growth Nature Tree Day Scenics - Nature Landscape
“Where Clouds Reign Supreme” Nothing I have ever witnessed surpasses the clouds of New Mexico. Shadows Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Juniper Trees Junipers New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Tranquil Scene Tranquility Nature Landscape Mountain
“Eyes See You” The eyes are the windows to the soul be you human or feline. Eyes Tabby Cat Feline Model Woman Portrait Pets Looking At Camera Domestic Animals Cat People Women Domestic Cat Pet Owner
“Frame By Juniper” Beautiful billowy clouds and patches of blue sky are framed by old growth Juniper trees on a trail in Central New Mexico’s Cibola National Forest. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Junipers Juniper Trees Frame Blue Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Tree Cloud - Sky Sky Growth Beauty In Nature Tranquility Scenics - Nature
“After The Storm” The sun illuminates the 8,637’ (2,632 m) Gallinas Peak in Central New Mexico after a heavy Summer thunderstorm. Clouds And Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Rain Thunderstorm Storm Sky Cloud - Sky Tree Landscape Nature Outdoors
“Into The Dawn” I walk into the dawn as timid as the fawn, seeking its mother and finding her in nature, bathed by color throng. New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Poetry In Pictures Poetry Dirt Road Early Morning Morning Sky Morning Light Morning Sunrise Dawn Sky Cloud - Sky Tree Orange Color Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Landscape Rural Scene
“Sinai Of The Southwest” The path opens, the clouds part, and the way to Gallinas is clear. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Path Junipers South West Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountain Sky Cloud - Sky Nature Day Land Landscape
“I Have Seen The Glory” 6:00 am dawn breaks over the Highlands of Central New Mexico. I have seen the glory in the coming. Silhouettes Early Morning Dawn Morning Morning Light Morning Sky New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Sunrise Sky Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Orange Color Silhouette Dramatic Sky
“Morning On The Mountain” Dawn brushes soft light across the rough peak of Cougar Mountain in Central New Mexico preparing it up for the warm Summer day ahead. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Mountain Rural Country Morning Sky Morning Light Morning Sunrise Dawn Sky Cloud - Sky Tree Nature Landscape Land
“Highlands Hazard” The spikes of a prickly pear cactus are a force to be reckoned with in the highlands of Central New Mexico. High Desert New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Close Up Closeup Hazard Prickly Pear Cactus Cactus Thorns Cactus Nature Cactus Succulent Plant Spiked Thorn