Rio Grande Bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico
This next series of images in my Winter Trees collection is from the Rio Grande Bosque near Coors and Mantano in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pueblo Mantano Picnic Area & Sculpture Park
The Bosque Open Space area at Coors and Mantano actually has a name. It's called the Pueblo Mantano Picnic Area and Sculpture Park. There is indeed a sculpture park right near the parking area and past the sculptures is the main Bosque trail where you can either go north or south. If opting for north, don't try to cross Mantano Blvd on foot. There is a very nice trail that goes under the road so no one gets hit by a car.
On this day we went north and after walking about half a mile the number of other people dropped off considerably and it really does feel like you're walking around in another world and not in the middle of big city.
Every little area of the Bosque looks unique as the Cottonwood Trees adapt to each micro environment. Some areas have trees with massively thick trunks while others have Cottonwoods that are super tall and skinny. In some areas, conservation and reforestation efforts have led to pockets of much younger trees. While the Rio Grande Bosque is technically all one big place, it changes dramatically mile-by-mile.
All images shot on iPhone SE 2nd Generation and edited in-phone using DistressedFX and Snapseed photo editing apps.
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I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.