A winter sunset on the Sandia Mountains above Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sandia Solstice

Sandia Foothills, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Timing is everything, as the saying goes. After being shrouded in a heavy blanket of clouds for most of the day the Sandias cleared late one winter day just in time for the setting sun to illuminate the mountain. Bright mountain faces and a tuft of cotton cloud contrasted with the deep shadows of the valleys, revealing a magical depth to a mountain that often appears relatively unidimensional in the harsh summer sun. The golden grass in the foreground contrasted with the deeper hues of the sky above. Magic.

As I captured these photos a lone coyote emerged from the arroyo in front of me and let out a few long and eerie howls. For all of its challenges the Desert Southwest has a charm that I suspect is hard to replicate.

In memorium. Verda McFarlane. 1939-2023. Rest in Peace. 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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