Photo of the Week: Southwestern Mountain Range

by Christy on

Mountain Range

How beautiful are these mountains??

As we drove from Albuquerque up to Colorado this gorgeous mountain range kept peeking out at us.  I’m fairly sure it’s somewhere in northern New Mexico (maybe southern Colorado?), but don’t take my word for it — I’m not always fully lucid when driving.

I really wanted to get a picture of these cheeky devils, though, but every time I saw a great vantage point to take a photo from I realized it wasn’t exactly safe to slam on the brakes and pull over to the shoulder of a one-lane highway in an massive motorhome.

But whatevs, I got impatient, so that’s exactly what I did.  After screeching to a dusty (albeit controlled, I swear!) stop, I darted across the highway and trespassed on someone’s cattle farm to get this shot.

In my humble opinion, I’d say it was well worth the effort.  ;)

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Lisa April 7, 2011 at

I love the view, and I completely understand your desire to find a way to get the shot.
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Christy April 8, 2011 at

Thanks, Lisa! The things we’ll do to get a photograph…. :P

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JADEtwitter: vagabond3live April 8, 2011 at

absolutely lovely! Gorgeous shot!

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Christy April 8, 2011 at

Thanks, Jade. :)

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robin April 8, 2011 at

Beautiful, classic shot.
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Christy April 8, 2011 at

Robin, thank you!

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Sabrinatwitter: countryskipper April 8, 2011 at

Very worth it :) Love panorama shots. And that area really lends itself to it!
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Christy April 8, 2011 at

I’m a huge fan of panoramas as well, but I haven’t had much opportunity to them. Glad that’s changing now – the SW is full of great landscapes.

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Bluegreen Kirk April 8, 2011 at

Nice shot! Love those mountains how far away were you from them.

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Christy April 8, 2011 at

We used a zoom lens, so unfortunately we weren’t as close as this photo makes it out to be. :)

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The NVR Guystwitter: NVRguys April 8, 2011 at

Q: How beautiful are these mountains??

A: Very.
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Christy April 8, 2011 at

Haha, great answer!

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Jilliantwitter: ishouldlogoff April 8, 2011 at

Very beautiful, but I am thankful you didn’t get shot. Travel with green chili’s, I hear they’re mighty popular out there. Use them to barter in case you ever get caught trespassing for a photo!

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Christy April 8, 2011 at

We’ll definitely have to do something to avoid getting shot while trespassing, lol. I don’t normally make it a habit to trespass, but you just never know what will happen! :P

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Grace April 8, 2011 at

I love the wide angle shot and the blue tone of this photo.
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Christy April 8, 2011 at

Hi Grace, thanks for the comment. The blue tones are one of my favorite parts of the photo as well.

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Roytwitter: cruisesurfing April 9, 2011 at

Very nice! Keep ‘em coming :)
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Christy April 9, 2011 at

Haha, thanks Roy!

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Leslie (Downtown Traveler) April 9, 2011 at

Beautiful mountains!!! The photo looks like a postcard…

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Christy April 9, 2011 at

Thank you!

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