How About a Spring '08 Abq Get-Together?

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  1. Joe VanCleave

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    Hey you Albu-turkeys, er, Albuquerqueans; how about a get together sometime this month? I know there are a few of us out there.

    For me, Sundays work well; perhaps on an afternoon. We could meet at a lunch spot (i.e. Flying Star, Satellite, etc), or perhaps meet at a scenic area first (like the Ellena Gallegos Open Space) and retreat for eats and conversation later. There's also a street-photography possibility, like in the Nob Hill or UNM/downtown area. Or Old Town.

    Let me know whose interested and when/where.

    ~Joe
     
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    Sounds good. if it can be on a weekend I would be able to go.
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    I'd be interested also.
     
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    sure count me in.
     
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    Alb get together

    Great idea.

    Next weekend is out for me, but after that, I pretty much clear for a couple of months.
     
  6. Joe VanCleave

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    Okay, I'm hoping we can do this on a Sunday, as it's the only day I'm free on weekends. There's several options; I'm thinking a scenic or interesting area to meet and do a photo safari, then perhaps retire to a cafe or restaraunt after.

    So, I'll throw out some ideas, and you can vote, veto or come up with your own, and hopefully we can arrive at a consensus.

    Idea # 1: Ellena Gallegos Open Space; meet at the east parking lot, take a hike and look for scenic images to capture. Retire after to Flying Star on Juan Tabo. Mid-morning can be good light, but the problem here is you're shooting into the sun to capture the mountains. Perhaps early afternoon?

    Idea # 2: A bit more extravagant. Drive out Hwy 550, past Bernalillo, towards San Ysidro, take a left on Cabezon Road (at the right-hand bend prior to San Ysidro) and drive out to the Ojito Wilderness. It's BLM (public) land, with some amazing geology for scenic photographic possibilities. You don't need 4wd, but a truck or SUV is a good idea because the dirt road can get wash-boardie. I usually go out about 9 miles and park off the road, and hike to scenic spots. Mid-morning is good, before it gets too hot. Afterwards retire to Bernalillo at the Range Cafe for lunch.

    Idea # 3: Street shooting in the Nob Hill/ UNM area, then retire at any number of cafes.

    Okay, let's hear your vote, or come up with an alternative.

    As for a good date, I'm thinking a Sunday in the next several weeks (April 20, 27 or May 4).

    PM me if we need to take this offline.

    ~Joe
     
  7. mark

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    Don't take it off line. Abq is not too far a drive for me so I am interested in what the locals are deciding. Not sure if I can make the get together though.