Evening storm over Los Alamos

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As seen from the Santa Fe Opera.
 
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Nice image Jim. Amazing how far you can see out west.
Thanks, Fred. That's what I like most about the West, but I don't the vistas are quite as clear as 20 years ago.

Yep, the storms and clouds out here can be amazing!
Yep, I could spend lots of happy hours just photographing the sky in New Mexico, especially at this time of year.
 
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Great view....any shots of the opera itself? I've always wanted to go there but haven't taken the time.

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Sorry about the trailers, etc., but it is hard to get a good perspective on this place, and cameras are not allowed inside the gate. It's a wonderful venue, and the productions are excellent...rivaling the Met.
 
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Until a few years ago the opera was a crapshoot for patrons, in terms of whether they would get soaked by a monsoon rainstorm! There was always a roof over the stage itself, though.

Definitely upscale, with lots of catered tailgating before the show.

Relative to vistas of today vs. 20 or so years ago -- the pollution and haze of Albuquerque has clearly contributed to the problem, but farther north (or south) one can still literally see for hundreds of miles.
 
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Until a few years ago the opera was a crapshoot for patrons, in terms of whether they would get soaked by a monsoon rainstorm! There was always a roof over the stage itself, though.

Definitely upscale, with lots of catered tailgating before the show.

Relative to vistas of today vs. 20 or so years ago -- the pollution and haze of Albuquerque has clearly contributed to the problem, but farther north (or south) one can still literally see for hundreds of miles.
I was splattered by a thunderstorm there 20 years ago, but the new roof and mezzanine are a godsend. They even keep the cool evening breezes at bay.

I think much of the air pollution in northern New Mexico now comes from the big coal-powered power plant near Farmington.
 
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Sorry about the trailers, etc., but it is hard to get a good perspective on this place, and cameras are not allowed inside the gate. It's a wonderful venue, and the productions are excellent...rivaling the Met.
Very cool - when I was a kid we received all our OTA TV from NM and that place looked so neat when they'd run tv promos for the season lineup.

Sean
 
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