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I planned this shot during one of the many supermoons we had last year. I noted what time sunrise would occur and decided to capture the moonset during the colors of dawn. (Which was perfect, as there was a small break in the clouds during that time.) I intended to back far away from this barn and zoom in so that the moon would appear large next to the barn. Unfortunately, I backed right into a tall metal structure, and because the moon was quickly sinking into a sea of clouds, I had to improvise. I zoomed as much as a could to capture the landscape, took a second, magnified frame of the moon alone, and combined the images in post-processing. This is an image that would have been possible in camera (with a few differences), had my backside not met with a large metal building. Sometimes though, you just have to go with the next best thing.
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I planned this shot during one of the many supermoons we had last year. I noted what time sunrise would occur and decided to capture the moonset during the colors of dawn. (Which was perfect, as there was a small break in the clouds during that time.) I intended to back far away from this barn and zoom in so that the moon would appear large next to the barn. Unfortunately, I backed right into a tall metal structure, and because the moon was quickly sinking into a sea of clouds, I had to improvise. I zoomed as much as a could to capture the landscape, took a second, magnified frame of the moon alone, and combined the images in post-processing. This is an image that would have been possible in camera (with a few differences), had my backside not met with a large metal building. Sometimes though, you just have to go with the next best thing.
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#renegade_rural #rsa_rural #country_features #landofenchantment #southernnewmexico #supermoon #moonset #fullmoon #lordsburg #lordsburgnewmexico #hidalgocountynm

Cottonball Basin

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Agave in bloom
Big Bend National Park, Texas
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.I was lucky to see a lot of Agaves in bloom on this last trip. These plants live 10 to 25 years and only bloom once in their life, dying afterwards, so widespread blooms tend to be sporadic and can be years apart. The stalks grow at the beginning of their blooming stage. They reach 6 to 10 feet in height and can grow up to a foot a day.
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#NationalDayOfTheCowboy - the 4th Saturday of July. According to the National Day of the Cowboy Organization, this day “…is a day set aside to celebrate the contributions of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage." ... . The life of a cowboy required a particular ability to live in a frontier world. To do so requires respect, loyalty and a willingness to work hard. In the words of the former President Bush, “We celebrate the Cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. The Cowboy’s love of the land and love of the country are examples for all Americans.” ... Earlier in July my husband & I ate at Rancher's Grill, a steakhouse in Deming, NM, along with our grandson who had arrived on the Amtrak train minutes earlier to spend a few days in his native state of New Mexico. We also enjoyed the western decor of the restaurant (previous photo shows where our table was). Thanks to the server who pointed out the scene around the corner that covered one wall with a life-size poster of John Wayne as the focal point with some real saddles on the fence & other western art & items on the wall. What a great opportunity to take pictures with "The Duke" as well (which we did!) When I realized yesterday was National Day of the Cowboy, & altho a day late, I just had to post this scene showing one of our favorite actors & representatives of the American Cowboy, John Wayne ... Thank You to All the Cowboys & Cowgirls, past, present, & future in America & other countries around the world for your amazing contributions!

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