The Volcanoes, on the west mesa of Albuquerque

The five volcanoes on Albuquerque’s west mesa are part of the Petroglyph National Monument, yet they are accessed on a different road, Atrisco Vista Blvd. To see them involves hiking.

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Atrisco Vista Blvd. has this repetition vanishing into the horizon. We’ve seen it on “Breaking Bad.” We waited to get the pick-up truck passing through the center of the scene.
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This wonderful hawk was right by the road. We’ve found that birds are more tolerant of cars than two-legged people walking by. We rolled down the window and clicked away.
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Olivine crystals in the lava rock–this is an extreme macro shot.
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One of the volcanoes has a small cave with two openings. We took this from inside the cave.
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This is from inside the cave looking through the other opening onto the Rio Grande Valley with Albuquerque in the front. We first saw this scene in “New Mexico Magazine” and set out to replicate it.
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The volcanoes are a wonderful place to catch the city lights.
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They are also far enough away from the city’s light pollution to capture stars.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Ricky Anderson says:

    I liked all of these. Well done.

    On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Albuquerque Photoblog wrote:

    > ejandersonphotoblog posted: “The five volcanoes on Albuquerque’s west mesa > are part of the Petroglyph National Monument, yet they are accessed on a > different road, Atrisco Vista Blvd. To see them involves hiking. ” >

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