Amazing clouds of New Mexico, U.S.A. – – captured on my inexpensive pocket camera


This is why I love New Mexico at dusk – – colors, colors, colors.
Looking at the Sandia Mountains and Corrales in the distance, from Rio Rancho – – October 9, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – temperature 62 degrees F   (16 degrees C).   All I can say is that I was just lucky, lucky, lucky – – as well as the guy standing in back of the bench.   And  I took this lucky shot with my inexpensive pocket camera, the only camera I own!!
By the way, this is my favorite spot, about a couple of blocks from our home. What’s interesting is that clouds change their shape, density and reflection of the sun within few minutes, so you have to take a picture quickly to get the view you want, as shown in the following two photos:

New Mexico, U.S.A., is truly a Land of Enchantment….in more ways than one.
The skies here in New Mexico are simply gorgeous.
Just looking at the beautiful clouds every day gives me so much peace and pleasure.
For the past few years I have begun to carry with me an inexpensive pocket camera at all times, just to see if I could snap a photo of interesting and beautiful clouds here.
I am not a professional photographer. In fact, I don’t know much about photography or cameras, and I don’t even own an expensive camera.  The only camera I own is this one, an inexpensive pocket camera!!
All I know is how to put my inexpensive pocket camera into auto focus and just push the botton at the right moment – – LOL!!

Usually, gorgeous clouds appear around sunset or at dawn, reflecting the sun’s rays on the them.
But sometimes, amazing white cumulus clouds and other interesting clouds appear during broad daylight.
Well, pictures speak more than words.
So, please enjoy the following photos that I have taken:

Taken on June 16, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. – across from our house in Rio Rancho:

Sandia Mountains in the distance at sundown…….September 17, 2017…..7 p.m., from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, U.S.A…..temperature 62 degrees F (17 degrees C):

New Mexico has such a diversity of clouds.  Here is a “Rail Runner” in the sky.  A streamlined cloud over the Sandia Mountains.  From my favorite spot in Rio Rancho – 3 p.m., January 8, 2017:

No, it’s not a flying saucer. It’s my first lenticular cloud. Not a great one but it’s better than nothing – – January 10, 2017, 3 p.m. in Rio Rancho.
My dream is to catch a perfect lenticular cloud some day:

Sunset colors on February 10, 2018 – – taken at 6 p.m. in Rio Rancho…temperature 60 degrees F  (16 degrees C):

Photo number two – – Sunset colors on February 10, 2018…..6 p.m. in Rio Rancho:

I would call this “Fire in the sky”.
They’re simply amazing clouds – – they’re just spectacular.
Taken at around 8:30 p.m., June 5, 2016, across our street in Rio Rancho:

This is why I love New Mexico, U.S.A. – – the colors.
Looking towards Corrales in the distance and the Sandia Mountains – October 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m., taken from our favorite spot in Corrales Heights of Rio Rancho:

And, finally, the sunset that we take for granted every evening here in beautiful New Mexico, USA.
Taken at 6 pm on February 18, 2018, looking at the Sandia Mountains from Rio Rancho……temperature 60 degrees F (16 degrees C):


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One thought on “Amazing clouds of New Mexico, U.S.A. – – captured on my inexpensive pocket camera

  1. I also enjoy the clouds and colors! I’ve seen some “partial” (if that’s possible…?) lenticular clouds forming with cumulus clouds lately. I would share the pics, but have just changed phones and all the old stuff isn’t on the new phone yet. I’ll continue to snap them as I see them in hopes of sharing them, if you’re agreeable.

    Kind regards,


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