There is a small risk in presenting a collection called “top of ____ ” but the exercise of filtering through a library of images and critiquing their quality or value is a good thing to do. Plus, I can always change my mind and add to or subtract from the group. With that in mind I present the first group of 20 “finalists” from the trip to New Mexico. Some of these have already appeared in the blog.. many have not.
I am very aware that the images that strike me as “postable” will not all hit the mark with you. Certainly, Eric will have a different sense of the images since he was there at the moment and has the advantage of knowing the backstory of the shots and being able to remember how it looked and felt to him at the time. For the rest of you my hopes are that you wil find some sense of beauty in the land and the birds and the light. It might help if you cackle like a goose as you view the Bosque images and make strong wind sounds while looking at the images from White Sands National Monument… no one is looking… go ahead.
Feel free to click on any of the images for a larger view.