Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mount Cristo Rey

Foot of the cross

This was taken at the top of Mount Cristo Rey. I can remember making the pilgrimage to the top of this mountain several times during the annual ascents in October of each year. I would see people climbing up on their knees keeping promises for wishes granted or asking for prayers to be answered. This mountain was also a welcomed site every time I came back to visit my family in El Paso during the times that I lived in San Diego, Midland, or San Antonio.
This area was once completely under water and it takes about a minute to find shell fossils near the base of this mountain. Once you reach the top of this mountain, you can see 3 states ( Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua) and 2 countries (United States and Mexico).


Soon after I started shooting photos again, I discovered how to take photos of the moon. I knew that I was hooked and to this day, many of my photographs have something to do with the moon.

Last Night's Moon


This was a sunrise photo that I took while fishing at Elephant Butte. The fisherman you see in the boat is my brother.

Sunrise at Elephant Butte

El Paso

This has been my most popular photograph. It has been viewed over 8,000 times with 207 flickr members calling this a favorite!

El Paso at night (Glowing with UTEP orange)

Elephant Butte, NM

I also love to fish so I try and get out to the lake as much as possible. This is Elephant Butte lake in New Mexico.

Blood Moon at Elephant Butte Lake