Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The fence at the top of the world

I spent the better part of two days at more than 10,000 feet photographing along the high road between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. Highway 64, among the state's highest and most scenic rises 3,000 feet above the desert floor through classic ranchland and into Aspen forest. In late April two feet of fresh snow had fallen leaving a smooth, soft surface through which junipers and fence posts stood in stark contrast.