A general sense


Things I like to find (that I saw here):

1. Broken pavement with weeds growing through the cracks
2. Concrete blocks
3. Diagonal shadows
4. A general sense of desolation

(This is the same abandoned motel as this place. In case it seemed familiar.)

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 9.22.2013

Posted on September 29, 2013, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. I also sense something looking at this photo…
    Calm. Desolation.
    And fruit.


  2. That is so nice in black and white!


  3. Maybe the salesman of Deah of a Salesman stay at motels like this one in his traveling days…


  4. wonderful B&W.. I also see early afternoon Sunlight


  5. I find this to be a very strange image (in a good way, though). I know how you like a deep, black sky and it’s very effective. But your angle is very low on this so the black portion at the top is not the sky. At least i don’t think so. It makes this more mysterious.


  6. I love this photo! I am there!


  7. Strangely, this reminds me of a broken down swimming pool. I must have seen one sometime, somewhere.


    • How odd. A swimming pool? That doesn’t really appear to make much sense.


      • No, it doesn’t. I think it is the vertical sides, the shadow at an angle like a set of stairs into the ‘pool’ with a railing, the cracks with grass growing, and other things that remind me of something seen before.


      • Maybe that’s it. Also, be sure to look at the October 3 post: you really will see (part of) a pool at the same abandoned motel.


      • October 3rd? You can see into the future? I reckoned your specialty was looking into the past, a rather forlorn past at that. The hidden talents of sooth-sayers never cease to amaze. And, I will take a look for that pool, when my turn for seeing comes along, on regular time.


      • I can see into the past, as well. For example: September 6, 2012; Santa Rosa, New Mexico; a deserted swimming pool: bit.ly/14ZuxRV.

        (New glasses. In case you were wondering where I got this Magical Superpower.)


      • Ha! I should have clicked your link earlier, like I usually do when you give one in a post.

        Could it be that this photo reminded me of that one, which I have looked at before? It is not like what I had in mind at all, because what I had in mind was the same viewpoint as this photo – along the floor of the pool kind of view. Weird.


      • If I squint (and remove the Magical Superpower Glasses), I can see what you mean – the wall does have a bit of feeling of the side of an empty swimming pool.


      • When I do a search for images of abandoned swimming pools I find lots of them, not the one one I have in mind if it was a photo that I am remembering, but there are many that are a bit like your shot. http://bit.ly/GzB9OD or http://bit.ly/16EF34p for instance


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