Yesterday Man and I drove to the end of Lohman Road here in Las Cruces. Mission, get closer to the mountain, away from all the power lines, attempt to get a better photo(s). There seems to always be some haze here, obscuring the mountains, just a little. The end of the road is still a good 10 miles from the mountains. It does not look that far viewed with the human eye, but, when you photo the mountains you need a lot of zoom and the haze makes itself known. There were some great clouds yesterday to add a bit of interest.
Note: I have edited these, sharpened a tad, auto correct, maybe a little contrast. No color enhancements. A bit of cropping, but you can still see power lines in the panoramic/wide shot (not taken with panoramic tool on the Sony). I was able to crop them out of the close up (zoomed 20 times). Remember that trick of clicking on the photo to see in a larger format, click your back button to return to Reflections.
I hope you enjoyed viewing these as much as I enjoyed taking them. Today, if we drove out to the end of Lohman, I am sure the view would be totally different, clouded by a dust storm.