Sunday, November 26, 2017

Vanishing Points and Big Skies


New Mexico Highway 104, a regular on these pages, slices a diagonal course from Tucumcari to Las Vegas or the reverse if you must know. It's a mighty scenic, mostly empty and a favorite in the Immel household. In April we traversed the road in both directions since it's the most direct path to and from I-40 and the mind-numbing boredom of freeway driving across the flats of eastern NM and Texas. While the tarmac twists and turns as you ascend from the nothingness of Tucumcari it runs arrow straight when you reach the height of land past Concha Lake, like a horizontal plumbline into slowly gentrifying Las Vegas. 

I have a thing about vanishing points and big skies don't hurt my feelings in the least.

2 comments:

Daryl Black said...

Great shot, Steve. Your broad landscapes, this one included, really show the wide open spaces of New Mexico. Few photographers capture that as well as you do.

Steve Immel said...

Thanks, Daryl. I love that road.