While many people who visit Albuquerque and partake in the popular Sandia Peak Tram, I imagine the views during the 2-mile ride may not seem that “unusual.” It’s an attraction — just like seeing any of the sights during a road trip to a new place.
Now that I’ve been regularly photographing the Sandia landscape for nearly 10 months, to see the mountains more closely from the Tram admittedly felt a bit unusual for me. While I’ve certainly attempted new points of view (POVs) from various times of day, angles and elevations, photography from inside the tramcar was a surreal experience.
Those familiar rock formations and features that I’d captured from afar, were now in my face. It was like a whole new world that was a little too up close and personal. I tend to be more of a “big picture” thinker and that’s how I feel about my mountains. I’d rather step back and take in all in.
Below are the photos I took form inside the Sandia Peak Tram (hence the glare of the windows). Next I encourage you to take a moment to look at my previous entries and see what you think of this new and Unusual POV.