I first visited this place in May, and a return trip so soon seemed sort of redundant: I wasn’t sure there would be any new photographic opportunities. But still, we were in the area and it seemed silly to not stop.
This shot was – I thought – about the light on the wall between those two pews. And then, Photoshop helped me to see that it was really about the weird sunlight on the left side, radiating outward from the statue and crucifix. (This is the second blog appearance by the statue.)
Presidio la Bahía
I am happy to report that this photo was just awarded third place at a photography show here in Lubbock. The show, High and Dry: a Photographic Exhibition of People and Places of the World’s Dry Lands, is sponsored by Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University.
In a bit of an embarrassment-of-riches situation, I also had three other images juried into the show:
A couple of things:
1. Yes, that show does, in fact, have the longest title of any photo show ever.
2. Evidently September 1, 2019, was a good day for me to be out with my camera: two images made that day were accepted into the show.
3. I admit to having a bit of a photographic crush on the entire state of New Mexico.
3. Thanks to everyone who follows this blog! Your continued interest in my work keeps me out there making more and more images.
This place was another stop on the Nostalgia Tour 2019, and was in fact the reason we were even in this part of South Texas. This restaurant has been around since the 1940s, selling local seafood and other specialties. My first visit here was in the late 1970s (it’s where my mother-in-law told me I was eating shrimp the “wrong way”*). Anyway, everything was pretty much how I remembered it. I don’t specifically remember the flag in the restroom hallway, but it seemed like it’s probably been there all along.
I ate some shrimp, and no one even cared if I did it the right way or not.
King’s Inn Restaurant
Loyola Beach, Texas
*Full disclosure: eating shrimp incorrectly was not the only thing she pointed out to me. It was, eventually, quite a lengthy list that included – but was certainly not limited to – laundry detergent, family planning, child rearing, and making coffee.