Category Archives: USA 2012

Travel blog from my 2012 trip to New Mexico and Colorado

The Angel’s Share

Angel Peak at Sunset
Camera: Canon EOS 7D | Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | Date: 04-10-2012 18:42 | ISO: 200 | Exp. bias: 0 EV | Exp. Time: 1/15s | Aperture: 8.0 | Focal Length: 46.0mm (~74.5mm) | Location: Angel Peak Compression Station | State/Province: New Mexico | See map | Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM
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Angels and Badlands

Day 5 We had an early start today – up at 5.30 and a 50 mile drive to get to the “Bisti Badlands” for dawn. This was initially a bit disappointing, but then we bit the bullet and followed Martres’ … Continue reading

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Travel, USA 2012

The Jemez Mountain Trail

Day 4 We moved North West from Albuquerque, via the Jemez Mountain Trail, a very pretty mountain road providing an excellent alternative to just sitting on a very boring dual carriageway. As usual, Laurent Martes’ recommendations of what to photograph … Continue reading

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Travel, USA 2012

“Spirit Maiden”

… And here she is, now in her new home. “Spirit Maiden”, by the New Mexico sculptor Greg Gowen. This guy really does amazing things with a few bits of copper! Continue reading

Sunday, October 21, 2012 in Travel, USA 2012

The Turquoise Trail

Day 3 We drove the Turquoise Trail from Albuquerque to Santa Fe via Madrid (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable to avoid confusion with that other place in Spain). A pleasant drive although with some boring stretches. First … Continue reading

Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Travel, USA 2012

Back in the US of A

For 2012 we decided on a return to the American Southwest, but following a more easterly route exploring Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, ending up at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Once again our main guide was Laurent Martres’ excellent … Continue reading

Friday, October 19, 2012 in Travel, USA 2012