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Albuquerque Old Town

Albuquerque Old Town
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Polarizer ø28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-28 4:41
Viewed: 2313
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Located east of Rio Grande Boulevard in between Central Ave. and Mountain Rd. (west of downtown).
A nice sightseeing area, Old Town is where the city was founded in 1706 and is a place where centuries of history and modern life merge; 18th century architecture with narrow brick paths is blended with adobe architecture, and there lots of little nooks and crannies, small restaurants, and specialty shops. Old Town has a central plaza with a gazebo which is bordered on the north by the San Felipe de Neri church, the oldest building in Albuquerque. In Christmas time, thousands of luminarias (paper bags filled with sand and illuminated from within by a lit candle) line the streets. Guided tours of Old Town are available from a private operator [19] or from the Albuquerque Museum [20].
There are several museums located within easy walking distance of the Old Town plaza. Most of them are on Mountain Rd., just a few blocks northeast of the Plaza."

Source Wikitravel: http://wikitravel.org/en/Albuquerque#b

Here I liked the yellow Fall foliage at right contrasting against the clear blue mountain air. This city is high, higher than Denver, at 5,312 ft (1,619.1 metres). Denver is lower at 5,130 feet (1,564 m) although some parts of that city are 5,680 ft (1,731 m). Alberquerque could counter claim that the Sandia Hills just out of town are 10,678 ft (3,255 m). Taken with my old film camera using Fuji 200 iso film. The quality compares favourably to a digital camera.

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Bom dia Chris,

Excellent \Pov, wonderful colors and light.
Very good contrast and sharpness.
I like very much the yellow tree.


Olá chris
A nice corner of USA...sharpness and colors are very good, and your note helps to understand the meaning of this corner. Light and shadows are good and impressive
um abraço

Bom dia Chris,
A nostalgic photo and a good note is that you gives us today.
It would be nice if all the Postcards were like.
The name Albuquerque is present in the memory of generations who loved Western movies.

Hi Chris,

The trees are framing well the building. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the building. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-28 7:35]

Hi Chris.

I do like this corner angle shot, the commanding tree on the right contrasts so well with the gradient blues of the sky. The shadows add extra atraction, well seen and presented. TFS

Stv :0))

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-03-28 8:23]

Hi Chris,
Nice vivd colors in this shot showing this triangular structure!
Beautiful blue sky and nice foliage on the tree on the right contrasting splendidly with the one on the left, leafless!
A very sharp image adorned with marvelous light.

Francis Xavier

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-03-28 8:39]

Hello Chris,
Amanzing Pov and sharpnes. Large symmetry with very nice implementation of non-contrast light. A clear picture with excellent detail and color.
My best regards.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-03-28 8:52]

Hi Chris,
I knew this was out west ! Look at those blue skies.. Terrific POV,, really a pretty photo. Nicely composed. TFS Julie

Wow! You sure brought back a lot of memories for me from different parts of the world! I lived in Albuquerque in the early 70s and used to hangout in the old town. Awesome captured of this building with sharp details and wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.

Ciao Chris,

Suits perfect between the V of the house,
the dry tree to tree and flower
Depth and perspective are perfect.
A beautiful image sharpness and color.
Nice done, TFS.

Yours sincerely,


Ciao Chris, lovely composition with beautiful house well framed by fantastic trees, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Love teh contrast you have achieved in this shot, Chris!

Great blue of the sky against the golden tree and that too against this lovely building with superb architecture.
Nice management of light and exposure.

Thanks and regards,

Hi Chris,
A nice corner house of Rio Grande boulevard downtown Albuquerque,
Excellent architecture and details,
Nice fall foliage on november 08 and beautiful blue sky,
Very well done.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-03-28 18:36]

Hi Chris,

Another good work Chris showing nice part of USA...I like the golden leaf tree framing the building.

Good sharpness and colors. Well done

Best Wishes,

Nicely composed with good pov. Good details and colur

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