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.
“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
“South Bound Juárez” A cattle trail follows a fence line southbound in New Mexico. Fencepost Barbed Wire Fence Barbed Wire SouthBound Fenceline Cow Trail Mountains Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Cloudscape New Mexico Cloud - Sky Sky Land Nature
“The Storm Is Calling And I Must Go” If you want to face life head on you must run into the storms. Cloudscape Rural Dirt Road New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Diminishing Perspective Road
“Beyond The Fence Line” To New Mexico mountains, skies, high desert and wide open spaces. High Desert Open Space Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Mountains Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Landscape Beauty In Nature Rural Scene
“Mountain Plover” A member of the morning glory family and also named Bindweed. It is considered a blight by many gardeners. Still... it’s gentle beauty and beautiful star Center deserve notice. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Wildflowers Close Up Close-up Mountain Plover Bindweed Beauty In Nature Flower Petal Freshness Flower Head Flowering Plant Fragility Pink Color Focus On Foreground
“My Road, My Clouds” Living in rural New Mexico dirt roads are a way of life, and I have made a study of them along with the way the New Mexico clouds and sky profoundly influence them causing even the same roads to look vastly different on any given day. Dirt Roads Dramatic Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Cloudscape Clouds And Sky Clouds Dirt Road Rural Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Nature Tranquil Scene No People Outdoors Landscape
“In Awesome Wonder” Never ceasing to amaze the witness of another New Mexico sunset. Sunsets Silhouettes Eveningsky Sundown New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Sky Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Sunset Scenics - Nature Orange Color Dramatic Sky
“Venus Rising” The tiny white dot in the upper left is the planet Venus rising in the Western sky to a closing Southwest sunset. Shot with ‘NightCap’ iPhone app. Venus Nightphotography New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Sundown Eveningsky Silhouettes Sunsets NightCapPro Nightshot Silhouette Tree Sky Tranquility Beauty In Nature Night Sunset Dusk
“The Dirt Road Detour To Heaven” A long, dirt country road, to Heaven. Rural Rural Exploration New Mexico Skies Cloudscape Dramatic Sky New Mexico New Mexico Photography Clouds And Sky Dirt Roads vanishing point Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Landscape Rural Scene
“My Ceiling Is The Clouds” The rutted road the pathway, my ceiling is the clouds, hanging low above me like blessed, sacred shrouds, a division from earth and heaven, above that I do not know, but I feel the power flowing, upon me to bestow. vanishing point Poetry In Pictures Poetry Dirt Roads Clouds And Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico Dramatic Sky Cloudscape New Mexico Skies Rural Exploration
“Clouds In My Puddle” After a Central New Mexico monsoon rainstorm, the sun comes out and clouds are reflected in a standing rain puddle. New Mexico Photography Clouds And Sky New Mexico Monsoon Rain Cloud Reflection On Water Puddle Cloud Reflections Rain Puddle Reflection Water Reflection Nature No People High Angle View Day Wet Standing Water
“The Eye Of God” I was transfixed in place, made fast on the Western horizon, the eye of God winked at me. Goodnight my son, another day passed, you wasted my opportunity. But I am a patient God, with my eye on you, to rise from the ashes and conquer your fears, to use the gifts I’ve given you to impinge the world. Poetry Poetry In Pictures Dramatic Sky Sunset_collection Sunset Silhouettes Clouds And Sky Dusk Sundown Evening Sky New Mexico New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Sky Cloud - Sky Sunset Beauty In Nature Tranquility
“Night Moves” The sun begins its timeless ritual, descending West, leaving silhouettes and shadows, a day’s accomplishments and failures, to rise again tomorrow and provide another chance. New Mexico Skies Clouds And Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico Evening Sky Sundown Dusk Sunset Silhouettes Sunset_collection Sunset Sky Cloud - Sky Beauty In Nature Silhouette Scenics - Nature Dramatic Sky
“Thunder God” The god of thunder makes itself known over the Highlands of Central New Mexico. New Mexico New Mexico Skies Dramatic Sky New Mexico Photography Thunderclouds Thunderstorm Cloud - Sky Sky Low Angle View Nature Scenics - Nature Storm Silhouette Storm Cloud Power In Nature
“Where Do I Go?” I came to a fork, but hesitation was short. The clouds called my name, pulling me forward, like fluffy magnets they drew me, down a dirt road destination, I know not where, yet I follow their call. Fork In The Road Poetry In Pictures Poetry Rural vanishing point Dirt Road New Mexico Photography New Mexico Clouds And Sky Clouds Cloud - Sky Sky Tree Land Landscape Beauty In Nature
“The Heart Of The Cholla” A semi-macro portrait of a Cholla Cactus, a colorful cacti, prevalent in the Southwestern United States. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Southwest  Cactus Flower Cactus Macro Cholla Cactus Flower Beauty In Nature Close-up Purple
“Circus du Clouds” A stunning cloud formation over the Central Highlands of New Mexico begs for the imagination to run wild. What do you see? Sillouette Cloudscape New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Dusk Evening Sky Clouds Cloud - Sky Sky Sunset Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Tranquility Orange Color Dramatic Sky
“Fade Blue To Black Pause At Orange” A sunset wash covering a spectrum of light. Evening Sky Dusk New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Sky Sunset Silhouette Beauty In Nature Tranquility Orange Color
“Smoke Clouds” Wildfires in Western New Mexico fill the clouds with smoke and the wind carries them over Gallinas Peak in Central New Mexico with an eerie presence. New Mexico New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Cloudscape Mountain Wildfires Smoke Sky Cloud - Sky Silhouette Scenics - Nature Sunset Dramatic Sky
“My Road Home” A gravel road, New Mexico skies, familiar mountains and the lonely road home. Cloudscape Dramatic Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Mountains Clouds Gravel Road Cloud - Sky Sky Tranquility Landscape Tranquil Scene Rural Scene Road
“Moon Over Porch” Full Moon captured above the porch of a cabin in the highlands of Central New Mexico. Night Sky Nightphotography Sillouette Full Moon Moon Shots Moon New Mexico New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography Sky Night Moon Space Beauty In Nature Astronomy Scenics - Nature Galaxy
“The Presence” An ominous cloud formation ushers in a major thunderstorm over the highlands of Central New Mexico. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Clouds Stormy Weather Storm Cloud Cloud - Sky Sky Tree Scenics - Nature Dramatic Sky Storm Ominous Landscape
“Rise Of The Clouds” An army of dramatic clouds invades the skies over Central New Mexico. Dramatic Sky New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies New Mexico Cloudscape Clouds And Sky Clouds Sky Cloud - Sky Low Angle View Nature Beauty In Nature Scenics - Nature Landscape