Out and About for a day around Cuba, New Mexico

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by littleMT, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Me and my hubby met up with some friends from Cuba, whom showed us around the area as we snapped many photos which I would like to share with you all. We took four bodys, the Sony A65 with a 75-300mm zoom, two E-pl1's and, one with the p14mm, the other with the PL25mm, and a Samsung st-76 point and shoot.

    first up, the only three shots with the Sony that I will show.


    This very interesting rock is called 'Bear Rock', can you see why?

    cuba-1.


    This chimeney is built solid, as it is all that stands,

    cuba-2.


    a abandoned cabin shot from afar.

    cuba-3.


    all three shots from the Cuba mountains. E-pl1 shots coming next.
     
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  2. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Another abandoned Cabin, this was a pretty scene, the picture doesn't do it justice.

    shot with the e-pl1 and p14mm.

    cuba14-1.



    same cabin shot with the PL25mm...

    cuba25-3.


    I was told that this is a terrible weed that will consume all living plants in its path and spread like fire.

    cuba25-2.


    some scenery shot with the 14mm...

    cuba14-2.
     
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  3. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    another very interesting rock formation, this one is called 'Tea Cup Rock' by the locals, but I see the skull of a ape in it in the last picture, do you see what I see?

    shot with the 14mm.

    cuba14-3.


    cuba14-4.


    for a prospective on its size, I am in the frame while my hubby shoots with the PL25mm...

    cuba25-4.
     
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  4. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    noon rolled around and we got hungry so we stopped at this local old time eats, been there for 28 years..

    shot with the 14mm

    cuba14-5.


    cuba14-6.


    driving down the road we found this old time firetruck in the village of Regina.

    shot with the PL25mm.

    cuba25-5.


    Three old friends, aging in the desert mountains. This was shot while driving, as it was on private property, this is what we call a 'driveby shooting'

    shot with the PL25mm.

    cuba25-6.

    A nearby Chevy.

    shot with the PL25mm.

    cuba25-7.
     
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great scenery very nicely captured.
     
  6. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I like the ample grit and character on that old red truck. Thanks for sharing the images.
     
  7. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Another abandoned cabin in the Cuba mountains.

    shot with the PL25mm

    cuba25-1.


    the old Cuba Jail..

    shot with the 14mm.

    cuba14-7.

    some more scenery driving out to the ghost town of Guadalupe, New Mexico.

    shot with the 14mm.

    cuba14-8.
     
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  8. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Arrived in Guadalupe, and shot the many homes in ruins.

    shot with the 14mm..

    cuba14-9.


    cuba14-10.

    This was a old brothel....

    cuba14-18.


    shot with the PL25mm..

    cuba25-8.

    an outhouse ready for use.

    shot with the PL25MM.

    cuba25-9.


    another view of the brothel using the PL25mm.

    cuba25-12.


    cuba25-10.
     
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  9. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    a few horses appeared out of nowhere..

    14mm.

    cuba14-11.

    and a few more came, it became obvious they thought we were going to feed them.

    cuba14-12.

    and even more came and surrounded the truck, there was maybe a total of 15 - 17 horses, and they were getting angry so we hopped in the trokita and split the scene..

    cuba14-13.
     
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  10. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    After running from the horses we discovered a old old Cemetary..

    all shot with the 14mm.

    cuba14-14.


    cuba14-15.


    cuba14-16.


    cuba14-17.
     
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  11. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Jumped back into the trokita and drove down a desolate road, and almost got stuck in several places in this rough and rugged country, in search of Indian ruins...

    which we found here.

    all shot with the 14mm.

    cuba14-19.


    cuba14-20.


    we crawled into the ancient Kiva,,

    cuba14-21.


    my hubby did this shot of me from inside the Kiva with the PL25mm

    cuba25-11.


    This wound up being a 12hr day, with hundreds of shots, this is what we do as a family...... shutter therapy...

    I mainly post car images, but in reality that is a small sample of what we do.


    I am now convinced the Leica 25mm lens is superior to the p20mm, and the e-pl1's have gorgeous output, and color. this was a fun, long, and tiring day with many odd twists and turns not mentioned here, I will be sore tomorrow..
     
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  12. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Thank you for a wonderful photo journey. Now I have a new place to visit for my bucket list!
     
  13. Uwharrie

    Uwharrie Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 10, 2012
    North Carolina
    Lynne Ezzell
    Cool photos! I love NM and hope to visit again! When we were there two years ago we drove all over southern NM to photograph ghost towns
     
  14. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2010
    Love this whole series!
     
  15. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Lucille - I am always fascinated by the very interesting scenes you photograph. Thanks for sharing photos of these interesting ruins. The lens is very, very sharp!
     
  16. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Beautiful series of pictures! I also spent some time in NM and it is a lovely state
     
  17. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    I'm a sucker for old rusted trucks and abandoned cemeteries.Thanks for posting these.I love New Mexico and visit every year.
     
  18. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 14, 2012
    New Mexico
    Larry
    Nice series! I do see the ape face you saw. The truck pictures put a great perspective on the Ford/Chevy wars: from kicking up dust to lying in rust, the fate of all cars (at least those are were made of metal).

    Really nice stuff. You've almost motivated me to get off my duff and drive out of the city, which I did a lot when I first moved here. NM really is enchanting outside the urban enclosures.
     
  19. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    A lot of great shots. I really liked the rock formations and the trucks. Thanks for sharing!
     
  20. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    This one is a beauty - very well composed, great detail in the truck and clouds.