Brad L. Hodges

@bradhodges

New Mexico based photographer. California native/frequent returning son. © All photos by me. Nikon D200, iPhone 7 & XS. All rights reserved.
“San Fidel Autumn No. 2” A discovery of pure gold on a side street just off historic Route 66, in the little village of San Fidel, New Mexico. Golden Color Side Street Autumn Autumn colors Cottonwoods In Autumn Cottonwood Fall Fall Beauty Fall Colors New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Route 66 Tree Sky Nature No People Beauty In Nature Blue Clear Sky Scenics - Nature
“San Fidel Autumn No. 1” Glorious golden cottonwoods in the full dress of Autumn brighten up an otherwise dry landscape on the outskirts of the tiny village of San Fidel, New Mexico, located on historic Route 66. new mexico skies New Mexico New Mexico photography Desert Fall Colors Fall Beauty fall cottonwood Cottonwoods in Au Route 66 New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Desert Fall Colors Fall Cottonwood Cottonwoods In Autumn Autumn Sky Nature No People Environment Landscape
“Black Ribbon To Corona” Rural Highway 42 runs between Corona and Willard, New Mexico through the heart of cattle country and is a very lonely stretch of asphalt. New Mexico Photography New Mexico New Mexico Skies Lonely Rural Road Asphalt Rural Highway Sky The Way Forward Road Direction Diminishing Perspective vanishing point Transportation Cloud - Sky Empty Road
“Sun n’ Smoke” Arriving to my hometown in Northern California for an extended family visit, I encountered an apocalyptic eeriness of invading smoke from the wildfires in Northern and Southern California, giving the sun a very surreal look. Smoky Sky Northern California Sky Eerie Wildfires Heavy Smoke Surreal Autumn Sun Smoke Sky Orange Color Environment
“Dawn Paints The Road 7:08 am” A country road, a New Mexico sunrise, a painted course, a morning surprise. New Mexico Skies Dramatic Sky Early Morning Dawn Of A New Day Dawn Sunrise New Mexico New Mexico Photography Sky Tranquility Tranquil Scene Beauty In Nature Silhouette Scenics - Nature Orange Color Idyllic Landscape
“Winter Crowning” An end of October coronation of snow marks the coming of Winter on the 8,637’ (2,632 m) Gallinas Peak in Central New Mexico. Scenics New Mexico Photography New Mexico Blue Skies Juniper Trees Autumn To Winter Winter Snowcapped Mountain Snow Mountain Sky Cloud - Sky No People Nature Blue Beauty In Nature Outdoors Landscape
“Around The Corner And Into The Dawn” A crisp country morning is accompanied by the beautiful colors of a New Mexico dawn. Country Road Dramatic Sky Sunrise Dawn Dawn Of A New Day Early Morning New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Landscape Scenics - Nature Orange Color
“Sunset Silhouettes” The living and the dead pay homage to another New Mexico sunset. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Dead Branches Clouds And Sky Mountains Evening Sky Sundown Dusk Sunset Silhouettes Sunset_collection Sunset Sky Tree Cloud - Sky Silhouette Dramatic Sky
“Another One Of Those Mornings” The Light show is amaranthine, the variations unbounded, questioning the source of glory is anything but unfounded. Knowing at presentation the reality is tangible, thus making its integration manageable into senses, being and the present, restorative to be a witness, be you a king or a peasant, of the hand of God in action a deep, intrinsic reaction. New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Poetry In Pictures Poetry Silhouettes Early Morning Dawn Of A New Day Dawn Sunrise Sky Tree Scenics - Nature Silhouette Tranquility Cloud - Sky Orange Color
“New Mexico Morning” The full moon still hangs high over cloud crested and kissed mountains presenting a spectacular backdrop to a farm wrapped in Autumn’s gold colors along State Highway 41 in Central New Mexico. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Fall Beauty Fall Autumn colors Autumn Early Morning Dawn Sunrise Mountains Farming Full Moon Beauty In Nature Sky Scenics - Nature Landscape Tranquility Tranquil Scene Agriculture Rural Scene Moon Field
“Three Spheres” The dramatic range of New Mexico’s photographic possibilities in full display; grassland-mountains-clouds unite in a full show for the senses. Dramatic Sky New Mexico New Mexico Photography New Mexico Skies Black And White Black And White Photography Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountains Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Land Nature Landscape No People Mountain
“And Then I Looked Up” Dramatic cloud formations above Cougar Mountain, New Mexico. Black And White Photography Black And White New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Mountain Silhouettes Dramatic Sky Clouds And Sky Clouds Cloud - Sky Sky Nature Silhouette Storm Cloudscape
“Snow On The Cattle Guard” Early October snow collects on a cattle guard on a rural road in Central New Mexico. Early Snowfall Snow New Mexico New Mexico Photography Rural America Rural Scene Rural Roads Ranching Cattle Guard Pattern No People Indoors  Textured  Backgrounds
“A Last Splash Of Summer” Summer is gone and I mourn it greatly with the cold temps, and even some snow moving into the Central Highlands of New Mexico but my collection of Summer memories will help keep me warm through Autumn and Winter. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Sunflowers Juniper Trees Missing Summer Summer Is Over Summer Last Days Of Summer Plant Growth Beauty In Nature Green Color Nature Day No People Sky
“A Windmill Of A Different Kind” Ranchers like to experiment too as is proof with this strange windmill at the National Ranching Heritage Center Museum in Lubbock, Texas. Ranching Texas West Texas Windmills Photography Windmills Windmill Alternative Energy Rural Scene
“First Snow On The Grasses” Summer departed so suddenly, a vacuum did it leave, those warm summer breezes already do I grieve, but snow on the grasses, an art of its own, across the ranges of New Mexico, it is well known, that winters deep slumber is just a temporary state, the browning green grasses accept their ultimate fate. But though they be gone for a moment, a season to be sure, the beauty of snowflakes they gladly endure. —Brad Hodges Grasses Grass New Mexico New Mexico Photography First Snow Autumn Snowflake Cold Temperature Close-up Nature Winter Beauty In Nature Focus On Foreground Snow Selective Focus Fragility
“Ode To Country Roads” A dirt country road in the Village of Corona, New Mexico leads into the fog on a cold and snowy mid October morn. Country Road Dirt Road Rural Road Rural Roads Fog Foggy Foggy Morning Snow New Mexico Photography New Mexico The Way Forward Diminishing Perspective Nature Land Road vanishing point
“Into The Fog” Rural Route 42 in Central New Mexico on a snowy and foggy morning heading to the tiny Village of Corona, NM October 15, 2018. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Blackandwhite Black And White Photography Snow Foggy Morning Foggy Fog Rural Roads Rural Highway Road The Way Forward No People Diminishing Perspective vanishing point Landscape
“Storm Watch” A gathering storm over the Central Highlands of New Mexico. Black And White Black And White Photography Blackandwhite New Mexico Photography New Mexico Clouds And Sky Mountains Storm Cloud Rural Road Cloud - Sky Sky Road Diminishing Perspective The Way Forward Direction Landscape Nature vanishing point Rural Scene
“The Door And Windows To Heaven” An abandoned old Presbyterian church in the ghost town of Taiban, New Mexico, was built in 1908, and is full of Western history. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Abandoned Buildings Abandoned Places Historical Historical Building Abandoned Church Churches Church Architecture Built Structure Building Exterior Building Abandoned Run-down Old
“The Cabin” An historic recreation of a West Texas ranchers cabin at the National Ranching Heritage Center Museum in Lubbock, Texas. Stackablesapp West Texas Blackandwhite Black And White Black And White Photography Ranching Historical Cabin Architecture No People Built Structure Abandoned
“The Monolith” I shot this a few years back in both color and black and white but only shared the color version at the time. This interpretation makes a stark statement about the many ways a photograph can speak to the viewer with different mediums. City Life Urbanphotography Urban Geometry Skyscraper Black And White Photography Black And White Black And White Blackandwhite San Francisco Low Angle View Built Structure Architecture No People Tall - High Building Exterior City Building
“Cougar Mountain High” At 7,640 ft, Cougar Mountain, located in Lincoln County New Mexico, and the Cibola National Forest, is a well known landmark. With dramatic clouds above and the sun bathing its Southern face, it is a beautiful spectacle. New Mexico Skies New Mexico Photography New Mexico Blue Sky Juniper Trees Clouds And Sky Dramatic Sky Mountains Mountain Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Nature
“Autumn Present, Autumn Past” Bright Autumn colors still declare their vibrant presence beside an abandoned old home in the tiny Village of Cedarvale, New Mexico. Fall Colors Fall Beauty Fall New Mexico New Mexico Photography Bright Colors Blue Sky Abandoned Abandoned Buildings Autumn colors Autumn Architecture Built Structure Building Exterior Sky Building Nature Clear Sky
“Lap Cat” I continue to me amazed and impressed with the new portrait mode on the camera of my iPhone XS. As a professional photographer I have only seen these capabilities on higher end DSLR camera’s in the past. Iphonephotography Iphone Xs Portrait Cat Portrait Cats Cats Of EyeEm Black Cat Black Cats Cat Pets Domestic Domestic Cat Mammal Domestic Animals Feline Portrait Close-up
“Across The Sunflowers” Bright yellow sunflowers start a visual journey across alfalfa fields to the mountains and clouds beyond. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Blue Sky Sunflowers Barbed Wire Fence Barbed Wire Clouds And Sky Clouds Mountains Flower Flowering Plant Sky Beauty In Nature Field Growth Cloud - Sky Agriculture Rural Scene Landscape Scenics - Nature
“Box Cat” Beautiful black cat enjoying a peaceful moment in the lower section of a nightstand. Cat Portrait Portrait Black Cats Black Cat Cats Of EyeEm Cats Domestic Cat Cat Feline Mammal Animal Animal Themes Pets Domestic Animals Resting
“I Miss You Already” Summer is gone only nine days now but I am already missing the glory of nature the monsoons of 2018 brought to New Mexico. New Mexico New Mexico Photography End Of Summer Monsoonseason Nature Flower Fragility Vulnerability  Petal Freshness Beauty In Nature Close-up Orange Color Focus On Foreground
“Five In Purple” Tiny, delicate, purple wildflowers stand high to soak up the waning days of summers warmth before they succumb to winters wrath. End Of Summer New Mexico Photography New Mexico Purple Purple Wildflower Flower Freshness Beauty In Nature Vulnerability  Growth Focus On Foreground Fragility Purple Close-up
“Double Paintbrush” Two beautiful ‘Desert Indian Paintbrush’ wildflowers stand in contrast to a field of yellow sunflowers in Central New Mexico. Wildflowers Nature Red Flower Desert Paintbrush Sunflowers New Mexico New Mexico Photography
“Summer’s Goodbye” Autumn has arrived and the wildflowers are starting to wilt and disappear but some stubborn sunflowers cling to still warm afternoons in hopes of an Indian Summer and a slight reprieve from Winter’s doom. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Yellow Flower End Of Summer Summers End Sunflowers Sunflower Closeup Flower Flowering Plant Yellow Plant Freshness Growth Fragility Focus On Foreground
“Heaven’s Light” Calling all Angels, a meeting at hand, you are all needed to heal our land. A broken humanity, caught up in the fight, they need to look up and renew in the light. Silhouettes New Mexico Skies New Mexico New Mexico Photography Poetry & Photography Language Poetry In Pictures Poetry Clouds And Sky Clouds Heavens Light Cloud - Sky Sky Beauty In Nature Nature Low Angle View Tranquility Cloudscape Dramatic Sky
“Into The Past” A partially opened door, step into the past, a kitchen where family gathered, thinking it would last. Now all that’s left are tattered walls, broken dreams down empty halls. The story there, may never be told, or why they left ever unfold, but ghosts may linger real or implied to keep one guessing about how it died. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Poetry In Pictures Poetry & Photography Language Poetry Broken Dreams Mystery Abandoned & Derelict Abandoned Buildings Old Buildings Old Houses Abandoned No People Old Architecture Damaged Weathered House Deterioration Ruined
“A Day On The Pond” Lonely reflection, lonely soul, seeking a destination, no where to go. Shadow New Mexico Photography New Mexico Introspection Bench Park Bench Pond Alone Lonely Water Sky Day No People Red Absence
“New Mexico True” A typical adobe building with double windows and matching drapes truly expresses the culture of New Mexico in the tiny Village of Corona, NM. New Mexico New Mexico Photography Windows Adobe Building Minimalist Architecture Minimalism Minimilism & Simplicity Multi Colored Window No People Built Structure Architecture Building Exterior Pattern Backgrounds Close-up
“Life And Death” The stark reality of nature where new life simply and beautifully entwines itself with death and refreshes the ever changing landscape. Here bright yellow sunflowers contrast with the gray trunk of a long fallen Juniper tree. New Mexico Photography New Mexico Yellow Flower Contrast Wildflowers Wildflower Juniper Sunflower Sunflowers Life And Death In Nature Yellow Flower Flowering Plant Growth Nature
“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