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December 8
08-DEC-2010 Walter O. Koenig

December 8

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View of Mexico

Looking to the South Southwest from the top of Mt. Helix one can see to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
Tijuana is 18miles / 29km distant in front of the flat mountain in the center of the frame.

We used to cross the border into Mexico a lot, but rampant crime makes it too dangerous to visit.
The security and long lines crossing back to the U.S. make border waits of two hours and more the norm, adding another deterrent.
It is unfortunate that this rich source of photo opportunities is no longer available to me.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/11.0 at 27.0mm iso200 full exif

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LynnH12-Dec-2010 04:26
The gang and crime situation in Mexico is bad for Texas border towns, too. No more trips to shop. :( Beautiful scene in your photo. Nice framing!
Hernan E. Enriquez10-Dec-2010 13:16
Super shot!
norbi08-Dec-2010 23:16
A classic view composed in the classic way. v. norbi
pkocinski08-Dec-2010 23:04
Awesome view. I hear on the news that "drug related crimes" are a major issue in Mexico. I have no interest in going near there because of it.
Raymond08-Dec-2010 19:18
A prize winning shot Walter. I used to visit it as well, and Mexicali, and Nogales ... but Mexico seems to have taken a turn for the worst in recent times ... too bad.
heather08-Dec-2010 19:14
Beautiful view and framing Walter. It's sad the way things go... V
Steve Morris08-Dec-2010 18:58
Nicely composed scene with a sorry tale Walter!BV
zyziza08-Dec-2010 18:48
Nice and dangerous view!
silvia marmori08-Dec-2010 18:28
a great view you captured, but yes, not nice the situation there...
FrankB08-Dec-2010 18:14
Beautiful view...shame about Tijuana...same with Nogales...I enjoyed visiting both back in the day...V
Jim Coffman08-Dec-2010 18:06
What a fantastic view! V
Gérard Koehl08-Dec-2010 17:44
Superbe vue... V
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