Ok folks, Ranger Dale here. We are back in the photography program business here at El Malpais. I am not sure how well this will fly, and weather is always a gamble, but we are going to do a program "Sunset at Sandstone Bluff" at El Malpais National Monument on Friday, November 30 beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m.
There are a variety of nooks and crannies at the Sandstone Bluff overlook that make interesting foreground shapes when photographing sunsets. There will be a brief program beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m. and then photographers will be able to hunt for locations to sphotograph the sunset, which will be at 4:55 p.m. on that day. (Let's hope for good weather!!)
The overlook at Sandstone Bluff is approximately 6,900 feet above sea level and can be very windy at times. There are no guardrails at the location.
In addition to your photo equipment, you will probably need a wind-proof jacket and gloves, water and possibly a snack. Dress warmly, as this is November in New Mexico!