Monthly Archives: May 2018

Week of Randomness: After Hours

A misty night and closed-for-the-night shops combined in a way that caught my attention.

And you know for sure that I liked it better this way than if it had been full of people cluttering up the place!

Los Angeles, California
photographed 2.18.2017

Week of Randomness: Fenceline

For reasons that were inexplicable and non-negotiable I decided that a driving trip from Lubbock to Denver would not include a single mile driven on a Interstate highway.

It takes me practically forever to get anywhere anyway (because: photography). Add that to the driving conditions (not all the roads were paved, for example), and I think our travel speed was somewhere in the covered-wagon range.

But I saw this.

Ebert County, Colorado
photographed 9.4.2016

Week of Randomness: Detail, cemetery

My mother-in-law is buried in this cemetery; it’s 600 miles from where we live, so our visits there are infrequent.

The last time we were there, it was early in the morning, and there was an old lady walking up the middle of the little cemetery road. From a distance – and even as she got closer – she looked exactly like my late mother-in-law. It was an odd feeling to watch her slow approach.

She spoke to us as she passed. Ghosts don’t talk, do they?

Anyway, this is a detail of tomb that’s in her cemetery neighborhood.

Kearney, Nebraska
photographed 8.30.2014

Week of Randomness: …and so the day begins

Hello, and welcome to day three in the Week of Randomness!

Of course, if you’ve been here very long you’ve probably figured out that my main photographic principal is to look around back.

Another one (that I should use a lot more often) is to get there early.

Getting there early – while the vendors were still setting up – was how I was able to get a people-less shot of the Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Seattle, Washington
photographed 8.4.2014

Week of Randomness: Almost Nothing

Santa Rosa, New Mexico, is one of my favorite subjects. It’s got a very nice array of falling-down buildings and out-of-businesses and interesting cemeteries.

On this particular visit, it also had birds. Lots and lots of them, all flying at once from under the canopy at an abandoned gas station. I made quite a few attempts to catch them in flight, and there was nothing good about any of them.

When I was working on my posts for the Week of Randomness, though, this minimalist image caught my attention.

Santa Rosa, New Mexico
photographed 5.5.2013

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