I actually love the Los Alamos area. I did some work at the National Labs there (which i'm cannot talk about...lol) and would venture out to the Jemez Mts to take pictures. I also went to a few "restricted areas" that had great views to take pictures...although i nearly fell off a cliff doing so...lol. The backroads from Los Alamos to Jemez Pueblo to Albequrque has plenty of spots. Wonderful place, have fun!