On my only other visit to Shafter, the church door was unlocked and I was able to get some photos inside. I didn’t realize how much I was looking forward to shooting inside there again, in muted light this time, until I discovered the door I’d gone in before was locked. And so were all the others. It was a disappointment.
But at least I got to see this, on the back of the church.
I’ve said it before, and I stick with it: the problem with visiting iconic locations is getting a shot that’s not been made a million times before. The clouds are just about the only thing that sets this apart from everything else that looks just like it.
But, still, it was Christmas Eve, and I was in a sacred location and felt the need to document it…
El Santuario de Chimayó
Chimayó, New Mexico