Monthly Archives: May 2019

Left like a shadow on the step

I had plans for shooting this place at night: there would be clouds moving past that I could capture with a long exposure, or maybe the sky would be clear and I could get stars, and the buildings would be dark, lit by only by light accumulating gradually on the camera’s sensor.

Of course – I’m sure you are way ahead of me here – none of those things came to pass. Although it was cloudy through the day, by late afternoon, the clouds had moved on. The building had not one but two giant floodlights on it, which derailed the accumulated-slowly-over-time light inside the camera and made the stars unseeable.

But I had come all this way and had committed to staying the night alone inside the walls of the old fort, so I set up the tripod and camera and set to work.

Presidio la Bahía
Goliad, Texas
photographed 5.6.2019

Night Falls

At last, the sun went down, lighting the front of the old church, and bringing deep shadows to the grounds of the fort. It was just me, a few mosquitoes, and (maybe) ghosts.

Presidio la Bahía
Goliad, Texas
photographed 5.6.2019

Font (many blessings)

The interior of the church, with the font first, and murals on the far wall. It was very nice to be the only person in there, and not just from a photographic, will-you-people-get-out-of-my-way situation. It was quiet and calm, and calming (because those are two different things).

Presidio la Bahía
Goliad, Texas
photographed 5.6.2019

There came a heavenly light

This. This is what I came for – to see the inside of an old church (built inside a fort) and to look at the way the light moved around the rough stucco walls.

It was worth the trip.

Presidio la Bahía
Goliad, Texas
photographed 5.6.2019

Town’s simple rhythms

I stopped to get some photos of a car wash (I always think I’ll like photos of car washes, but to date I haven’t actually made any that are bloggable.) It had rained earlier in the day, and that nice puddle caught my attention, and then I saw the reflection of all that stuff.

And the car wash photos? I’ll just say you won’t see them here.

Goliad, Texas
photographed 5.6.2019

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