Truck, chairs, and an arrow

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I had to go to Crosbyton, Texas,  for work (don’t be jealous*) the other day. I took my camera with me because that’s what I do. And on the way home,  I spotted a roadside BBQ stand that seems to have fallen on hard times.

Lorenzo, Texas
photographed 8.17.2016

*I went to the county clerk’s office to post a meeting notice. It took three minutes (3:57 – 4:00). Then I headed on back. See? Nothing to be jealous about.

Yellow

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Those garage doors really do lean over to the left. It’s not your eyes. Or your monitor. Or my camera-holding skills.

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.10.2014

Yard sale, with wedding dress

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I was on the far side of a parking lot that was across the street from this house, taking this picture, when I spotted the wedding dress hanging on the porch.

I have certain rules that I follow when I shoot, and one of them is that I never want to make a photo that could be construed as making fun of someone living in poverty, or of someone whose sense of decorum is different than my own; that’s why you’ll almost never seen photos of run-down houses that are currently occupied and why you’ll never see photos of people living on the street. I don’t mean to be judgey about people who DO shoot those things – it’s just not my thing.. So, generally, places like this go undocumented with my camera. But, that wedding dress! Over there on the porch, set aside from the other, regular clothes on racks in the yard – I just couldn’t resist.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 2.12.2016

No, this can’t be good.

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Whatever is going on, I blame on the guy in the tie-dye shirt. You can just tell he’s up to no good.

Sweetwater, Texas
photographed 3.20.2016

Intersection

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I really do like brick streets: they have more character than asphalt paving. Also, they provide some helpful leading lines in this shot of yet another abandoned gas station.

(Don’t worry if you’re driving through Olney and are low on fuel: there’s a Shell station over on the main road.)

Olney, Texas
photographed 5.9.2016

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