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A Better View May Be Behind You. Be Sure to Look in All Directions

“A better view may be behind you” is taught in photography classes almost as much as what “aperture” means. Over the years I have definitely learned to look around. I may not always find “a better view,” but sometimes I will, and will often find something worth photographing in addition to the “main attraction,” whatever that is.

The first freeze of the season is predicted for Albuquerque tonight (November 5). Yesterday morning as the first of the storm appeared, we were treated to a glowing sunrise, stormy, with fog and clouds drifting in and out of the valleys on the mountains, separating them into layers.

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Sunrise as a Storm Approaches, Fog and Clouds in the Valleys of the Mountains

When I glanced around, almost by accident and not really expecting much in the western sky, there was a rainbow! I’m not really suggesting that the rainbow could outdo the sunrise, but, as common as rainbows are here looking east toward the mountains in late afternoons, they are relatively uncommon in the morning. The rainbow was an unexpected surprise, and a reminder to always look around to see what is there!

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Rainbow to the West at Sunrise

New Mexico skies – always beautiful, never boring, and no better view anywhere. 🙂

5 Replies to “Better View”

  1. The sunrise looks like the sky is on fire. Both photos are beautiful. It’s already down to 28º F. It’s going to be cold tonight.

    1. Hi, Tim. Thanks!
      As I was writing this, I was thinking about you and Laurie, and wondering if you had already seen freezing temps this season. It was 32°F on my back porch this am, so it must have colder at your place. Stay warm – I know the kitties will help. 🙂

      1. We’ve had a couple of light frosts, but this is the first real cold this season.

  2. Yes, looking back, or around us, is part of the whole picture and we should pay attention to that. Your two photos show different views of the same sunrise and are both fascinating. They are both beautiful, Susan.

    1. Hi, Juanita! So nice to see you here today! We are so fortunate to live in a land with this kind of view, fascinating in all directions. Thank you very much for your comment!

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