Monthly Archives: October 2013

Keep out

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Two things here:
– The KEEP OUT painted on the wall, because the state of the yard made the sign unnecessary.

– The way the leaves of the plant make that lovely radial pattern which is such a nice counterpoint to the hard rectangles of the window openings.

Of course I had to stop.

Marfa, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

PS – For those of you keeping score, this is the 13th post taken on August 16.  Yes – a good day.

It was one of those days

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There are days when every single thing I see seems like it ought to be a photograph. Those days can be mentally exhausting. But they can be – and usually are – exhilarating. Those are the days when I just know that this is what I am supposed to be doing: wandering around, taking pictures.

This day was one of those days: this is the 12th picture I’ve posted that I took on August 16. And there’s surely more to come. August 16 was a very, very good day.

Marfa, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

Ice plant

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Yesterday’s post might have caused some confusion between Vanishing Point* and a vanishing point, and I apologize for that. I really do.

But, here I am again, with a title that might have led readers in certain coastal regions to think I was referring to the ice plant**, when what I obviously meant was an ice plant.

I’ll try to be more clear in the future.

Marfa, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

*Only $9.98 at Amazon. I bet that’s a good deal.
**Also known as pigface. FYI.

Vanishing point

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Vanishing Point is a 1971 American action road movie starring Barry Newman, Cleavon Little and Dean Jagger. It has 3.5 stars here and 4 here. But that doesn’t have anything to do with this photos – just something Google found for me.

I like shooting wide-open spaces. But I also like the effects of shooting at close range in a narrow alley, which is what I did here, where the lines of the building, the door, the window, and the shadows from the power lines all converge somewhere down the alley – in a vanishing point, if you will.

Marfa, Texas
photographed 1.18.2013

Cross/fence

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I met up with my blogging friend from Always Backroads, and we found this a nice little cemetery in Puerto de Luna, New Mexico.

One of the graves had an iron fence around it, and it was topped with this arrangement of crosses. You can tell that someone still looks after the fence and repairs it when warranted. Not all the graves there were that lucky.

UPDATE:
My friend Ehpem wondered what this looked like in color. And since we here at One Day | One Image strive to keep our reader(s) happy, here it is, as requested. Opinions? Comments? Any further requests?

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El Calvario Cemetery
Puerto de Luna, New Mexico
photographed 9.21.2013

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