Plum Blossoms

Discussion in 'Nature' started by LDraper, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. LDraper

    LDraper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    Pear and plum blossoms are in full bloom around Albuquerque. These are the plum in my backyard. They survived a mild frost last night, but tonight's supposed to be colder. Think warm thoughts!

    Enjoy!

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  2. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Oooh...you're the perfect person to ask! I'm coming to Albuquerque on Saturday for a week (I'll be doing some training for work for a week). While I'll be busy during the day, I should have a little free time in the evenings to go and shoot, and I'll have a good bit of time on Saturday to shoot. What are some must-see locations for photography in the area?

    Of the photos, the first is my favorite. Good shot!
     
  3. LDraper

    LDraper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    If you have enough time, the Sandia Tram is pretty dramatic - great views of the whole area and there should be snow up there still. Acoma is also a good day trip in very dramatic country. For evening shooting, Old Town is picturesque if a little touristy. Getting up into the foothills in the evening would be a good place to go too. There is a bike trail that runs all along Tramway that would be good for walking, and there are several trails that go up into the mountains from there. There's a lot to see and do, it just depends on how much free time you have. UNM is an interesting campus, with a lot of people activity, and there's always Santa Fe, of course (take the train!).

    Hope you enjoy your stay. The weather is pretty nice except when the wind blows!
     
  4. zpuskas

    zpuskas Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2011
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My blossoms look like they're a little behind yours. Hopefully when they're all out I'll grab a few shots and post them here.
     
  5. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Thanks! Anything I need to be aware of in terms of wildlife up in the foothills? Here in Ohio everything is pretty much no issue, with the only danger the very rare Copperhead. However, I haven't done a whole lot of shooting in the western half of the country.
     
  6. LDraper

    LDraper Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 4, 2011
    Albuquerque, NM
    There's nothing too dangerous. An occasional bear wanders down into the city in the spring, but I think it's still too early for that. The foothill trails are technically wilderness, but they see a lot of traffic (people and dogs) so the wildlife tends to be shy.