Chinese Lantern Festival

This festival came to Albuquerque for the first time in 2017. It is a photographer’s delight. The doors open at 6, and the first performance is at 6:30. When it is over at 7, the sun will be down, and then photographs of the displays will be the best.    

Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque

Albuquerque has 29,000 acres of open space land, which is very high for a city of its size. The Visitor Center, on the east side of Coors just south of Paseo del Norte, is the center for all of many open spaces. It features a variety of photographic opportunities. The main building is built in…

Tingley Beach, Albuquerque

Tingley Beach has beautiful scenery, but we like it best for the wonderful candids of people that we find there. Fishermen are often willing subjects, especially if they are experiencing success. Runners are a frequent photographic opportunity. We’ve seen unusual sights, such as this wedding shoot and a man playing his flute alone in the…

Albuquerque Aquarium

The aquarium is part of ABQ BioPark and is attached to the Botanical Gardens. It has expanded over the years and now includes several themed tanks, an overhead glass arch, and full grown sharks. The panoramic cover photo of this entire blog is from there.  

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is beautiful in April! It is a wonderful place to visit for people of all ages.   It’s all about the plants!

Spring in Albuquerque

This collage is of a walk we took through a northwest Albuquerque neighborhood in the spring. We saw a red robin and other birds, bunny, coyote, and buds.

A Park Above, in Rio Rancho, a suburb of Albuquerque

A Park Above is a wonderful new park built to accommodate people of all abilities. It is pretty with mosaic and other art with a butterfly theme. A large park, its attractions are original, safe, and fun. You could go to any Albuquerque park to capture the delight of children in motion, just be sure…