MAR 17-19: GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARKS

Although Guadalupe Mountains NP appears to be a great location, photographically we didn’t have much opportunity due to the weather.  We experienced the southern edge of a storm system that dumped 18 inches of snow to the north.  At Guadalupe, this translated as high winds (60 mph gusts reported) and wet snow.  On the only clear afternoon, the day we arrived, the light was fairly weak.  This park deserves a future repeat visit.

Storm Clouds Over El Capitan. These dark clouds were precursors to the severe winds and snow to arrive the next day. Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200mm, Singh Ray 3-stop split ND filter, Gitzo Tripod, Kirk BH-3 Ballhead. (c)Chuck Lockett Photography

We did make a side trip to Carlsbad Caverns NP, about 40 miles north, in New Mexico…Fascinating underground topography.  The National Park Service has done a great job of using lighting to showcase the accessible portions of these caverns.

Whale's Mouth. The National Park Service has done a great job with lighting of the features in Carlsbad Caverns. You can almost imagine Captain Ahab facing down this whale. Nikon D300, Nikon 17-35mm. Hand Held. (c)Chuck Lockett Photography

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