Favorite Photo Locations – Red River Pro Ron Wolfe

Favorite Photo Locations:

Red River asks our Pros and other accomplished photographers to share their favorite photo locations with you.  These photographers have years of experience traveling, scouting, and shooting.  We hope you’ll enjoy their insight into where on Earth you can take great pictures.

By Ron Wolfe – Red River Paper Pro

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monuments

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, in New Mexico, was the former home of the Mogollon people who lived there over 700 years ago.   Today, one can photograph the ruins of cliff dwellings, petroglyphs, and much more; which are contained within the National Monument.   The Gila Cliff Dwellings are contained within the rugged Gila Wilderness (the nation’s first wilderness area) which offers many miles of hiking and scenic beauty. Information about the monuments can be found from the National Park Service and at WikiPedia.  Lodging information for the area is here.

Location:

Take State Highway 15 north from Silver City. Although the distance from Silver City is only 44 miles, the travel time is approximately two hours due to twisting and winding mountain terrain.

Cost:

Family
$10.00 per family – per day
Individual
$3.00 per adult (16 years and older) – per day
Free entrance for children 15 years and younger.


Map Source: NPS.gov

Images below are all copyright Ron Wolfe.

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, can make very interesting photographic opportunities any time of year, but especially during the annual White Sands Hot- Air Balloon Festival, held in September each year, and during full moon occurrences.   Many people participate in the balloon festival which features about 50 hot air balloons launched at dawn from the heart of the dunes.  The resulting photographic opportunities can be very dramatic with the nearby mountains and white sands as backdrop.  Learn more about White Sands here and from the National Park Service here. The NPS also has information on lodging while you’re staying in White Sands.

Address:

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88330

Cost:

$3 per person (good for 7 days); Children 15 and under are free.

Hours:

The monument is open daily year round. Winter hours: (January 1 – May 22, 2009; September 8, 2009 – May 22, 2010) Visitor Center 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Dunes Drive may be entered from 7:00 a.m. to sunset. No vehicles may enter the Dunes Drive after sunset. All visitors must exit the park by one hour after sunset. Summer hours (May 23 through September 7, 2009): Visitor Center 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Dunes Drive may be entered from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. No vehicles may enter the Dunes Drive after 9 p.m. All visitors must exit the park by 10 p.m. (Source: NPS.gov)


Map Source: NPS.gov

Images below are all copyright Ron Wolfe.

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