I saw this scene while walking through the forest at the top of Sandia Mountain, New Mexico during a cold winter storm.

Sandian Enchantment

Sandia Mountains, New Mexico

New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment in part because of scenes like this. Deep in winter I hiked the summit ridge of the Sandia Mountains as a storm buffeted the region. A heavy blanket of clouds covered the mountain and made navigating difficult. It was just above zero degrees and the wind chill was far colder. I stopped for a moment to consider options when for perhaps 20 seconds the clouds dissipated enough to allow this soft light through the trees. I quickly set up my tripod and snapped a single photo, hoping I hadn't missed it. This is the result.

A few people have asked if this is "Photoshopped" somehow to look like this. The answer is, very simply, No. I made minor adjustments to contrast and highlights and left it alone.
Photo © copyright by Chris Ridgway.

ChromaLuxe™ Metal Prints

ChromaLuxe™ Metal Prints

ChromaLuxe™ HD metal prints are a visually stunning way to display your art. Unlike lower-quality metal prints, ChromaLuxe™ HD prints are made using a process of heat infusion, pressure, and time to permanently sublimate inks into the metal. This requires more time and precision, and hence costs more to produce. HD metal prints offer unparalleled reproduction of details, vibrant colors, and durability. HD Metal Prints are also surprisingly light and easy to hang with the included cleat and level. Options include matte or gloss finish; if you expect to hang your image near a bright window, consider matte for reduced glare. Mount options include a flush silver or black side, as well as a recessed aluminum float mount (floating 3/4" off the wall). Frames are available; please contact us for a quote if you are interested in framing.

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