Sharing the latest happenings in the studio and beyond. Deborah writes about new paintings, nature journals, techniques, equipment, supplies, and excursions.

Aspen Vista Trail 2017

Aspen Vista Trail is a 11.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Fe, New Mexico that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until October.

The Aspen Vista hike was my first photography opportunity to use the new Tamron 18-400 mm f/3.5-6.3 on my Nikon D500. The lens does not disappoint and lives up the the many positive reviews.  The ultra zoom capabilities make it versatile and a perfect single-lens travel companion.


Nikon D500, Tamron 18-400 mm, f/3.5-6.3, Picture Control Vivid
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