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Here are some high resolution panoramic photographs of the Albuquerque, New Mexico area made by joining together large numbers of individual photographs.  These pictures feature the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River.

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Three views of the Albuquerque, New Mexico's Sandia Mountains from about the same location.  The snow scenes capture the last sunset of the 2006 on New Year's Eve.   The summer view was photographed on August 30, 2005.  Each image is composed of about 12 individual photographs.


An irrigation canal in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, July, 2007. 16.3" x 44" and larger


Late October, 2007. 16.3" x 44" and larger.


Late October, 2007.  The tree row at the entrance to Los Poblanos Inn, just a few minutes from downtown Albuquerque.  12.5" x 24" and larger.



Late October, 2007 in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.  18" x 43" and larger.


Albuquerque's Sandia Mountains before an August thunderstorm.   Very high resolution, various sizes and cropping from 16" x 44"  to 22" x 55"


On the road to Placitas, New Mexico, September 13, 2006.  This photograph is a composite of 36 Individual, high resolution images.  22" x 55"


An irrigation canal brings Rio Grande water to farms and ranches in Corrales, New Mexico, to the northwest of Albuquerque.  20" x 44".


Late afternoon sunlight in communities along the Rio Grande.  A Corrales road at left, and an irrigation canal in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.


A Corrales, New Mexico pasture on a July afternoon. 16.3" x 42" and larger


A rain swollen Rio Grande reflects the evening sky. 15" x 35"


That centerpiece of American Southwest folklore, El Rio Grande as it winds through Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The Sandia Mountains are to the right.  A thunderstorm was directly overhead when I took this sunset photograph.  The Cottonwoods are starting their yearly change in late October.   The Rio Grande rises and falls with the seasons, during the summer monsoons the sand bars are completely covered with water.  A composite of about 12 images.  12" x 44" and larger.


Extinct volcanoes west of Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 28, 2006.  20" x 55"


A city park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


The downtown city lights of Albuquerque, New Mexico on a summer's evening.  17.7" x 36.5"


Waiting for Amtrak's Southwest Chief on a dazzling summer afternoon at the corner of Route 66 and the Santa Fe main line.  The recreated shapes of the old Alvarado Hotel once again grace Albuquerque, New Mexico's skyline.  I stood in the footprints of countless historical photographers and postcard makers while recording this image, this is my contribution to an old tradition.  15" x 55"


A picture of the Sandia Mountains in their classic late-afternoon "Watermelon" aspect.  Sandia means Watermelon in Spanish.  These west facing mountains reflect the sunset colors across the city of Albuquerque, and are its defining landmark.  You can see the dry season foliage adaptations in the foreground.  In contrast, the top of this mountain receives more than 60 inches of rain each year and has a Hudsonian climatic zone with Douglas fir, Spruce, Aspen, and lush ferns.  This is a composite of 57, 4288 x 2880 pixel images arranged in 3 rows of 19 picture each.  Total resolution is 10600 pixels by about 36000 pixels, or roughly 380 megapixels!  Normal print size is 17.1" x 56", prints up to 30" x 100" still show the finest details on closest inspection.


A dusting of snow on the Sandia Mountains on November 30, 2006, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  20" x 55"


Like its predecessors over many decades, Amtrak's Southwest Chief pauses in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  17.8" x 54"


The Occidental Life Building just south of Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 


A harvest Moon rises of the Village of Corrales, New Mexico on November 5, 2006.  The distant Albuquerque skyline is visible at extreme right.  This hyper-detailed image prints 21" x 106" at 360 original camera pixels per inch, and can be examined with a magnifier even at that scale.  Houses 9 miles away on the base of the mountains are clearly defined.  Reductions to 11.5" x 56" and smaller are also available.


A flood control dam moderates the runoff from brief but intense monsoon season rains.


The city lights of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho viewed from 10,600 foot high Sandia Peak.  Various parts of this image are time shifted by as much as an hour in relationship to each other to capture the overall experience of viewing a sunset from this high location.  A composite of about 48 images in eight separate panels.


Weather changing over the Sandias in October as the Summer monsoonal flow is briefly interrupted by Pacific tropical moisture as the Winter weather pattern sets up.


The Trailhead at Elena Gallegos Picnic Ground in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This high resolution image makes a tack sharp 22" x 55" print.


Albuquerque's Embudito Canyon Trailhead in early October.  From here and other trailheads bicyclists can ride for miles along the base of mountains, while hikers can roam an extensive trail system to as high as the distant 10,600 foot  Sandia Peak.


A twilight shot at a trailhead near Placitas, New Mexico.


On the road to Placitas, New Mexico.


The Village Of Placitas, New Mexico located to the north of Albuquerque.  Many small stories can be found within this very high resolution image.  This picture was recorded almost 40 minutes after sunset.  Although much is visible in these 4 second exposures, it was actually so dark I could only see the brighter points of light with my eyes.  A composite of 30 images, arranged as 2 rows by 15 images per row.

A picture of the Sandia Mountains near the entrance to the Elena Gallegos Picnic Ground.  This enormously enjoyable park is one of the best kept secrets in Albuquerque.  Tables, barbecues and comfortable facilities await those who know how to find it.  A composite of about 12 images.

The Sandia Mountains in the Tramway area.


Another view of the Sandias near the aerial Tramway.  This scene was shot several minutes after sunset.  It's illuminated only by the colors in the rapidly dimming sunset sky, there is no direct sunlight.  A composite of 12 long exposure images.


Very high resolution picture of the Sandia Mountains

When the sunset is covered with clouds, a bluer aspect presents itself.  A composite of about 30 images, arranged as 2 rows or 15 images each. 


Rooftop view of Northeast Albuquerque, New Mexico

A view from a rooftop in a typical Albuquerque neighborhood with the Sandia Mountains in the background.  From here it's only a short walk into the mountains.  A hiker can ascend from 5800 feet to 10,600 feet in just a few miles of steep trail...if he or she is in shape!  A composite of 12 images.


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