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Weather Adventure

My Return to the Plains With Some Spectacular Lightning!

Friday evening was my unofficial (but official) return to the Plains. I’ve been trying to avoid going east so my visual work would have a more distinct feel since moving to New Mexico, but the pining of my old stomping grounds became too much. I was out of work by 3 and was able to […]

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General Musings

Mental Health

And now, for something a little different. But this is a topic that I consider of the upmost importance. A new study, which surveyed the mental health of U.S. College Students show 41% suffer from moderate to severe depression. Wait, what? This is a staggering number, and it should alarm all of us — it […]

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New Mexico Adventure

Seeing the small things

In lieu of actually photographing weather, today dry air is moving in quickly to New Mexico leading to clear skies and a slight breeze. The weather is perfect, how boring. Today I decided to challenge myself creatively. I’m used to photographing big things like storms and mountains, so getting up on a mountain at 10,000′ […]

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New Mexico Adventure Weather Adventure

Lightning Photography is Love

There’s something about photographing lightning that will always keep me coming back. Every strike is different. Every strike is random. Every strike is so exciting in its own way. There are no moments more awe-inspiring than sitting near a storm and watching that sheer, raw power reach out of the sky and down to the […]

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General Musings

Something New Coming Soon!

Well I guess the time is now to let the cat out of the bag. Or the pigs out of the pen. Or the…well you know. Last year, before coming out as trans and announcing my move to New Mexico, I made a post that definitely was overshadowed by the latter two about how I […]

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New Mexico Adventure Weather Adventure

The Monsoon Had a Busy Week!

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New Mexico Adventure

One year ago I came out as trans…

Um wow. Hi. This is nuts but exactly one year ago today is the day I made the post below and came out to the world as trans. https://mobile.twitter.com/RaychelSnr/status/1027188755583721473 I made that post with complete fear, not knowing what was going to happen next. If I knew what I know now I wouldn’t have hesitated […]

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New Mexico Adventure Weather Adventure

Making it work…

It’s never been a typical occurence for me to not be feeling well at the same time storms are happening. As with most people, the spring and summer months are a time when I’m not usually dealing with sickness in any way and that means I’m usually feeling great unless I’m just incredibly fatigued from […]

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New Mexico Adventure

What a Weekend! Some pics of the scenes captured!

Wow! Some weekends just stand apart from the others when it comes to a successful outing with the camera. This past weekend was no different as I scored numerous bolts and really amazing scenes. I’ve got too much material to pour through and honestly, the volume is beginning to get to me in a daunting […]