Walks of the Pandemic

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No just along one of the gazillion mountain trails outside Albuquerque. I had realized such old growth trees existed here.
So, on the west side of the Sandia’s then?
Tree Spring trail is off of the Crest road, right before the ski area.
I lived in Albuquerque for many years and still go back a few times every year.
Been enjoying your series on this thread, trying to figure out where each shot was taken. :)
 

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Went out for a walk for the first time in a long time (checked back through the thread... 2nd April... two months ago!!!). Only out for about half an hour and very local... apologies for the quantity of photos but the evening was gorgeous and it was great to be out!

Midgie Storm!
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A bit of a crap photo, it was dark and I had a slow zoom... but I don't care as I've never managed to capture a wild owl before!
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So, on the west side of the Sandia’s then?
Tree Spring trail is off of the Crest road, right before the ski area.
I lived in Albuquerque for many years and still go back a few times every year.
Been enjoying your series on this thread, trying to figure out where each shot was taken. :)
Rich -First off, friends who know me well call me as Mr. Atlas. I never know where I am. Second, yes you are right. It was off Crest Road. We hiked 10K Trail. Third, please let me know when you'll be in ABQ next. Hopefully we can visit and shoot. There's nothing better than the camaraderie shooting with fellow enthusiastic. Listed chronologically, are fellow Forum photographers I've had the privilege to visit and shoot with: @wildwildwes, @Harvey Melvin Richards, @Web-Betty, @deepaqua, @CharlieL, @Bif. Then whenever I've been in their neighborhoods I've had the joy of repeat visits.
 

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Rich -First off, friends who know me well call me as Mr. Atlas. I never know where I am. Second, yes you are right. It was off Crest Road. We hiked 10K Trail. Third, please let me know when you'll be in ABQ next. Hopefully we can visit and shoot. There's nothing better than the camaraderie shooting with fellow enthusiastic. Listed chronologically, are fellow Forum photographers I've had the privilege to visit and shoot with: @wildwildwes, @Harvey Melvin Richards, @Web-Betty, @deepaqua, @CharlieL, @Bif. Then whenever I've been in their neighborhoods I've had the joy of repeat visits.
Michael, absolutely, I'm hoping we'll get back there sometime this summer. I'll message you when that happens.
 
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Found a new walk. Very scenic.
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Yippee, our first stroll on our local beach since the Lockdown began.
The BBC website said that our county council had agreed for the National Park to reopen the car parks, so that locals could visit the beaches.
As it happened, the car parks were still closed but we found a small lay-by up on the cliffs, so dropped down for a nice walk.
I won't bore you with my usual ramblings, just let you enjoy the views with us.


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That's my car parked safely up on the cliff.
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As you can see from the photos, the locals were few and far between.
However, this blockhead had driven 130 miles (illegally entering Wales in doing so) and had decided to park on the pebbles.
Apparently it took him a good couple of hours to extricate himself.
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Yippee, our first stroll on our local beach since the Lockdown began.
The BBC website said that our county council had agreed for the National Park to reopen the car parks, so that locals could visit the beaches.
As it happened, the car parks were still closed but we found a small lay-by up on the cliffs, so dropped down for a nice walk.
I won't bore you with my usual ramblings, just let you enjoy the views with us.


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That's my car parked safely up on the cliff.
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As you can see from the photos, the locals were few and far between.
However, this blockhead had driven 130 miles (illegally entering Wales in doing so) and had decided to park on the pebbles.
Apparently it took him a good couple of hours to extricate himself.
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I hope you didn't hurt yourself falling over like that for so many pictures! 😎
 

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Yippee, our first stroll on our local beach since the Lockdown began.
The BBC website said that our county council had agreed for the National Park to reopen the car parks, so that locals could visit the beaches.
As it happened, the car parks were still closed but we found a small lay-by up on the cliffs, so dropped down for a nice walk.
I won't bore you with my usual ramblings, just let you enjoy the views with us.


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That's my car parked safely up on the cliff.
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As you can see from the photos, the locals were few and far between.
However, this blockhead had driven 130 miles (illegally entering Wales in doing so) and had decided to park on the pebbles.
Apparently it took him a good couple of hours to extricate himself.
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Nice set Brian. Some of the horizons are a bit out on some of them though 😀
 

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Yippee, our first stroll on our local beach since the Lockdown began.
The BBC website said that our county council had agreed for the National Park to reopen the car parks, so that locals could visit the beaches.
As it happened, the car parks were still closed but we found a small lay-by up on the cliffs, so dropped down for a nice walk.
I won't bore you with my usual ramblings, just let you enjoy the views with us.


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That's my car parked safely up on the cliff.
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As you can see from the photos, the locals were few and far between.
However, this blockhead had driven 130 miles (illegally entering Wales in doing so) and had decided to park on the pebbles.
Apparently it took him a good couple of hours to extricate himself.
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Nice suite of images! The landscape is so sweeping it seems unimaginable not to be able to distanced. Well except for the group of idiots.

Oh. And congrats on being able to get out!
 
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Nice set Brian. Some of the horizons are a bit out on some of them though 😀
Yes, I used my Olympus TG5 Tough camera and the screen is virtually useless in bright light, so it's often a case of point, shoot and pray.
I figured you'd all want to see the pix ASAP, so literally uploaded them within minutes of getting home.
So, please forgive me for the odd tilt in my excitement. :daz:
 

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Yes, I used my Olympus TG5 Tough camera and the screen is virtually useless in bright light, so it's often a case of point, shoot and pray.
I figured you'd all want to see the pix ASAP, so literally uploaded them within minutes of getting home.
So, please forgive me for the odd tilt in my excitement. :daz:
I was making fun at the ones that are out about 90 degrees lol
 

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I hope you didn't hurt yourself falling over like that for so many pictures! 😎
Not exactly sure what you mean by that Bo?
I must admit we were so thrilled to be able to get out again after so long.
Forgive my excitement and be thankful I didn't upload the other 46 photos! :rolleyes-38:
 

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Not exactly sure what you mean by that Bo?
I must admit we were so thrilled to be able to get out again after so long.
Forgive my excitement and be thankful I didn't upload the other 46 photos! :rolleyes-38:
Well I thought you had been falling all over in excitement of being out again, so some of you pictures looks like you fell to your side when taking them!
 
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Berwick Lodge, luxury hotel, purveyor of high-end wedding receptions, creams teas etc. But not right now.
We came into the garden from a neighbouring field. Only realized the gate was locked when we tried to leave through it...
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My one and only “walk” of the pandemic was more of a 500+ mile road trip at the end of March. I wanted to go to a national park as my yearly pass is still current, but with Joshua Tree and Yosemite closed, it left only Death Valley as a viable option.

The drive in-
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Stop 1 was Ashford mill ruins-
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Then it was off to Badwater Basin, and I would be chased by rain and storms the rest of the day-
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Stop 3 was Zabriskie point-
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As I’ve been to all these places before, it was time to head off to someplace I’ve never been; Rhyolite Nevada. Some of the weirdness-
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But it’s not all weird...some of it is a ghost town-
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The last stop of the day before the long drive home was the cemetery-
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It was a much needed trip out of the house, where remaining socially distant wasn’t much of an issue.
 

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