Another unnamed building

Here’s something to try for fun: first, let someone drive you around in an unfamiliar town, on a road that’s not really on a map. Then notice a building that you’d like to photograph. Make sure you’re in a situation where you can’t stop to get the shot. And, then, a few days later, try to find it again.There are bonus points if you can give your Patient Spouse (who is in an unfamiliar role as navigator) vague directions like “maybe the cross street is called Industrial?” or “there were some crosses by the railroad crossing.” And lots of bonus points if you get to town so late in the afternoon that it’s too dark anyway (because it’s solstice, after all). And then the regular number of points if you go back again on another day, have a bit of a “discussion” with the Patient Spouse about how to find the place, but since he’s driving and you’re navigating, then you eventually do locate it.

Just think of the fun!

Also, this: my first thought when we actually did locate the damn thing was that it wasn’t even worth the effort. But by then I was committed to getting the shot, whether or not it was worth it. I’m stubborn that way…

Midland, Texas
photographed 12.25.2018
(but attempted 12.17.2018 and 12.21.2018)

Posted on December 29, 2018, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Well, that is on Cotton Flat Road near West Francis.

    (it’s easy when you have the GPS coordinates and Google street view)

    I think it is a pretty interesting photo. I wonder who built that and what business was there and why it is now apparently abandoned. And why the gate?


  2. Love your story! Please don’t ask me how I know about taking the shot even after you’ve decided it’s not worth it—what with all the time you’ve invested in it. Sheesh.


  3. What larks for the Patient Spouse…..(or not)


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