I could tell you that this was planned in advance as part of a Big Important Concept Photo that I wanted to make.
But that would be a lie, and you’d notice it right away because by now I am sure you know that Big Important Concept Photos are not even I thing that I do.
So here’s the actual truth about what happened: my camera settings were wrong (100% user error) for the situation, so the resulting photo was…awful. Except that in an odd way, it wasn’t awful. At least to me.
This trip was not intended to be a road trip, but that’s how it turned out. And then that’s how we happened to be in Hugo, which as it turns out is the home to only surviving brick roundhouse in all of Colorado. The roundhouse is so important that it has its own website.
Four years after I made this shot, my memory of the exact sequence of events is a little less than clear. However, I am making an educated guess that this was what happened:
- We drove through town.
- I saw this window display.
- Two blocks later, I said to the Patient Spouse, “You’ll need to turn around.”
And you know the rest…