How About a Spring '08 Abq Get-Together?
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.
Sounds good. if it can be on a weekend I would be able to go.
Originally Posted by Joe VanCleave
Alb get together
Next weekend is out for me, but after that, I pretty much clear for a couple of months.
East of the Sandias, New Mexico
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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.
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.
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