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Secret Albuquerque Photo Map

Updated: Jan 13, 2019


Secret Albuquerque map of the best places to photograph Albuquerque by photographer Leo York (www.leoyorkphotos.com)

Albuquerque is a stunning place to photograph the beauty of nature and once you get started you can get lost in Albuquerque landscape photography. With colorful skies, majestic mountains, and incredible desert landscape, you can almost take an picture anywhere and capture an Instagram worthy photo. Yet, for the photographer seeking the most stunning images of Albuquerque, it requires a lot more exploring to reveal the places where award winning shots are created.

For four years I spent my nights combing through the foothills, driving mile after mile of back road, and sitting in the car while the camera took picture after picture to create the timelapse I hoped would be "the one." This process went on five to six nights a week for up to 8 hours a night, while all my friends enjoyed the night life and I enjoyed late night radio and starry skies.

After all that time, I decided to put together a map, so other photographers could cut to the chase and avoid episode after episode of Art Bell's 'Coast to Coast AM" (Not that that is a bad thing).

So here it is, what I found to be some of the best places to capture the magnificent in Albuquerque, and to hopefully lead to your award winning shot.


Images Captured at these Spots:



A photo of the Sandia Mountains during sunrise. By photographer Leo York (www.leoyorkphotos.com) Instagram: www.instagram.com/inhabitantsofburque

An overview of Albuquerque as the moon rises shot from a park on the bluffs of the Westside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. By photographer Leo York (www.leoyorkphotos.com) Instagram: www.instagram.com/inhabitantsofburque

Albuquerque clouds turn the color of fire during sunset over the city. By photographer Leo York (www.leoyorkphotos.com) Instagram: www.instagram.com/inhabitantsofburque

A shot of the Sandia Mountains at night from Forest Rd. By photographer Leo York (www.leoyorkphotos.com) Instagram: www.instagram.com/inhabitantsofburque

Leo York is an internationally published photographer working out of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Portland, Oregon. Leo has worked for CNN, Getty Images, Columbia Sportswear, Yahoo, and many other companies.


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Leo York is an Albuquerque photographer providing photography services in Albuquerque and Santa Fe locally. 

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