Shiprock, New Mexico
I guess you have to go, at least once, and that may be it for me, just the once. Shiprock has become something of an icon in NW New Mexico. I suppose it's much the doing of the Instagram crowd. Like most of this trip I was there at a bad time. That road you see fronting the volcanic fin was too muddy for travel. I guess the Subaru could have made it but I wasn't about to chance it. It was pretty lonely out there.
I went with a hi-key look for this image. There are so, so many standard images of Shiprock out there that I needed something different, a look I'd not seen as often and the snow and clear skies helped. Shiprock really needs weather to bring out its best.
This capture is more for documenting the visit than any attempt at artistry. It was stop #2 on my winter road trip; on my way to Farmington for the night with plans for Bisti Badlands the next morning.