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Old Jan 27, 2012, 8:49 AM   #1
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Anybody know what is interesting to shoot (especially on evenings) close to this location? I will be there next week for meetings...
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Old Jan 27, 2012, 8:52 AM   #2
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Isn't there a lot of ballooning there? Also, I spent two weeks at the military base about 15 years ago. In the early morning it was cool how the clouds and fog slowly rolled over the hills and drifted towards town. Maybe find a good position outside of town and wait for it?

Also, I remember crossing a bridge partway through town and the difference in the housing on that side of town was like night and day. I could see maybe having plenty of unique opportunities for architectural photos in the older part of town. Again this was 15 years ago so who knows.

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Old Jan 27, 2012, 11:04 AM   #3
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I haven't been there in a while, but the Old Town should provide good photos if it's not too crowded. The tram to Sandia Peak should also provide good opportunities. The folks you're meeting with will probably organize that excursion - there's a restaurant at the top.

When I googled "albuquerque attractions" this seemed to be a good short list:

http://www.hhandr.com/destinations/a...que/topten.php

I believe the famous balloon festival is in October, at which time you couldn't find a place to stay unless you make reservations now. Santa Fe is the usual tourist destination in New Mexico but that's not a short round trip - New Mexico is a very large state.

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PS: Gilles, you probably know they don't speak French there. You'll have to go with English or Spanish.

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Old Jan 27, 2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Thanks Ted !

BTW, Spanish is not that far for French ....

In fact, I will be meeting people in Edgewood (a bit east of ABQ)
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Well, I'm actually from New Mexico so I know there are quite a few things to shoot there. In Alb itself you can probably get shots of hot air balloons which are up in the sky almost every morning. Old Town and the Sandia Tram are also great. However, if you are willing to stretch yourself head up north to Santa Fe. Its only a 50 minute drive. The plaza there is beautiful and there is a plethora of places to explore around it. In fact, all of downtown Santa Fe is quite amazing. On the other hand, if you aren't willing to go all the way up to Santa Fe you could go to Tent Rocks, which is about halfway between Alb and SF. Here's a link:

http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/recreation/rio_puerco/kasha_katuwe_tent_rocks.html


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Old Jan 30, 2012, 7:49 AM   #6
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Thanks all for the info! I made it safe and sound

Tents rockS and Santa Fe seem a good choice since I basically have the afternoon off tomorrow (unless I drive down to Roswell)...
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Thanks! So far, nice weater down here and got a good breakfast. I got a meeting this morning from the hotel and going on site this afternoon.

After that, I don't know
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