A Visit to Bonito Lake

I recently took a trip to Bonito Lake near Ruidoso, New Mexico to spend some time with my fiancé and get away from the day to day craziness. I thought it be be a great way to re-energize myself as well, because I felt I was stagnate and needed a change of scenery. A trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico proved to be of some help. One of the places we decided to visit was Bonito Lake, which is located in Alamogordo, New Mexico and is about 12 miles north Ruidoso, New Mexico, and a two and half hour drive from El Paso, Texas. While we were there we managed to unwind and I took the opportunity to get some photography in. Bonito Lake is a reservoir in the Sierra Blanca mountains in the Lincoln National Forest.

I thought it be be a great way to re-energize myself as well, because I felt I was stagnate and needed a change of scenery.

The day we visited Bonito Lake was very comfortable, about 80 degrees and partly cloudy. Already, this was a great reprieve from the 106 degree temperatures in El Paso. We drove around on some of roads leading into and around Bonito Lake and finally stopped on our way back out. We parked the car and got out. Of course I brought my camera and camera bag and we started down the wooden stairs leading to the lake.  Right away we could appreciate how peaceful Bonito Lake was and we noticed how the changes in water level left lazy concentric circles of wood around the lake. We were the only people there for a good portion of the time we were there.  We made our way about half way around the lake just taking in the scene and enjoying our surroundings. These are some of the images I took of and around Bonito Lake. I decided to do some of  these in black and white, because I felt they were more imparting of the mood I felt and some I decided to do in color as I though it was an important element to include in order to convey the vibrancy of the subjects.

Right away we could appreciate how peaceful Bonito Lake was…

 

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