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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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