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