As diehard Breaking Bad fans, Albuquerque has held a certain appeal for the last few years, especially given the show's fascinating cinematography and location choices. We woke to a beautifully sunny day Thursday and fueled up at a nearby Starbucks (immediately labeling ourselves as out-of-towners by sitting outside; we like chilly weather, it's exotic for Floridians). We made several stops at nearby filming locations, seeing Saul Goodman's office (actually a nightclub), Walter White's house, the A1A Carwash, and our favorite of the day, the extremely unusual looking John B. Robert Dam. (Of course we recreated Jesse's iconic extraction scene, with Lena's car filling in as the minivan.) Next up was an enthusiastically recommended activity: the Sandia Tramway. Rising 3,819 feet to the Sandia Crest (at 10,378 feet), this was one of the most impressive tourist attractions we've ever encountered, and by far the highest up we've ever been. (Our tram operator laughed and said to let her know if we sea-level people felt faint from lack of oxygen. We managed to stay conscious.) We had a tasty lunch at the High Finance Restaurant overlooking the city, and made our way back down the mountain, excited and full. (Man, it was cold and windy up there!) A quick jaunt up to Santa Fe for dinner (it started hailing as soon as we arrived) rounded out our day. Next up: drive to Las Vegas for WPPI! xoxo Emily, Pogo Photo Remember to follow the #designaglowdiaries hashtag to see our adventures!
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.