Two chairs


It’s this sort of scene that makes an after-work drive to Snyder completely worth it: seeing two chairs, lined up exactly with the lines on the wall directly under a sign with the word “precision” on it.

It very nearly took my breath away. Although that could have been from the heat – it was approximately one thousand degrees* outside that day. But, no, I really think it was the chairs’ placement that made me breathless. I am weird that way.**

Snyder, Texas
photographed 7.10.2013

* Or: 105 degrees.
** I am also weird in some other ways. Which you probably at least suspected.

Posted on July 31, 2013, in architecture, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Definitely the chairs, not the heat. The guard rail is well placed, too.


  2. Like your graphic sensibilities.


  3. Surely it is the where the camera has been placed which is the most well placed part of this photo? You do have a way of finding chairs seeming abandoned out of doors. Like that row of plastic moulded chairs at a motel that I remember, and in an alley or two…


    • I do seem to have a little bit of history with chairs, don’t I?

      My friend who went with me on this junket said to another friend: Did you know Melinda could SQUAT?

      One Day | One Image: keeping knees partially limber since 2012.


      • Nice friends, to be astonished at your athletic abilities. Something tells me they see you more often than not in a more social setting. Cooling beverage steady in one hand, opinionated fingers stabbing the air in the other.

        I wonder how they imagined you taking pictures with acres of textured foreground if you weren’t squatting? Perhaps standing, holding the tripod upside down and firing the camera with a remote? Or, maybe that IS your secret MO.


      • Well, I DO tend to use my hands a lot when I talk – to the point where sometimes I’ve been told, “Sit on your hands. Now: try to talk!”

        That complicated arrangement you suggested is not currently in use, but I will surely keep it in mind for the day when my knees finally do give out.


      • I find it very disconcerting talking to people with still hands. At least naturally still hands – you know the ones, hands with a lobotomy. Hands that are clutched still in some way are brimming with tension and they are not unsettling in the same way.


      • I agree with both of your observations.

        (Oh, and I really CAN’T talk without using my hands.)


      • I believe you. And perhaps it means that you don’t talk much when taking photos. Squatting or standing.


      • No, I don’t talk much when I am shooting. How can I? I have to hold the camera.

        I was going to go for the cheap joke (“No, I don’t talk when I am shooting because I am so focused on taking pictures.”) but decided against it at the last minute.


      • I can imagine several scenarios to help focus the mind. Cameras flying off the ends of gesticulating hands; Either to smash to the ground, or swing back on the strap to the face. So not talking, and thus not waving your hands about, seems the best way to take picture. Or, get a lobotomy for your hands.


      • I am not too interested in any sort of a lobotomy, actually. Or in getting smashed in the face with a camera. Or in having a camera crash to the ground.

        So, after all this, I guess we can assume I have made the better decision by not talking when I am taking pictures.


  4. Chairs, empty ones, are one of my great fascinations, so I love this one, Melinda.


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