Mountain skies, sunsets, and salsa.
Any attempt to describe what makes the Southern New Mexico experience special would have to include these three elements.
Now salsa ~ the spicy stuff itself as well as all the good things you eat with it ~ we’ve pretty much got that covered in many of the posts you find here.
Southern New Mexico food that tastes terrific ~ it’s what we do.
Yet our mountain skies and sunsets are just as iconic. And some local photographers, better than anyone, know how to capture this drama in their images.
That’s where photographer Xander Century comes in. His photo features the New Mexican mountain sky about an hour before sunset. Xander is crazy about his Southern New Mexico hometown and, in this short interview, tells us why.
LOCAL TRAVEL TIPS, as told by Southern New Mexico Landscape Photographer, Xander Century
Imagine someone is visiting NM for the first time and may never come again. What is the one thing they must do or see while they’re here? Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and hike the mountains which are amazing in this city. There is so much hidden in the mountains that surround the city of Las Cruces ~ hidden caves, valleys, and paths.
What a gorgeous featured photograph! I’ve literally only set foot in New Mexico years ago when I was at the four corners. Just from this post, it looks like an incredibly beautiful place. Now that I am living in the US again, I really want to make it a point to travel around the country more and explore it like I did Europe over the past few years!
Welcome back, Sara! Glad you appreciate the photograph . . . New Mexico sunsets are MAJOR with local photographers and New Age Photography has a sweet way of doing them. And, yes, please, next time out this way, put both feet in New Mexico and stay a while ~ have a good meal, snap your own sunset pics!
Ah, this is stunning, Melodie! That cloud placed low above the mountain gives a very dramatic look to the landscape. I’ve never been to New Mexico, but this scene makes me want to fly there right now.
Isn’t it, Anda! You see so many other photos of sunsets made beautiful with bright color yet this one makes you say: “Wow!” even though the predominating colors are shades of gray.
Such a lovely landscape. It’s been years since I’ve visited New Mexico. Now I’m inspired to go back!
Both the sunsets and the brightness of the stars at night – so clear! – keep me amazed. I’ve begun visiting observatories to learn more about them. Maybe you’ll want to do the same next time in NM.