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Coffee shop, afternoon

While I was in town looking for things that needed to be a photograph, I decided to stop in at the local coffee shop. And – who could have predicted? – it, too, needed to be a photograph.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

Telephone Directory

See that bag on the ground in front of the door? It’s the new telephone directory. That raises a few questions, doesn’t it?

Plainview, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

Leafy Fringe

Around the corner, a shy tree has taken root. The leaves, though, are thinking of checking out the world beyond their trunk. Leaves are like that.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 8.10.2019

Coffee shop: napkin

In 1992, the town of Plainview stood in for fictitious Rustwater, Kansas, in the Steve Martin movie Leap of Faith; the scenes inside a diner were actually filmed in what is now called Broadway Brews.

Yesterday, I took myself on a little road trip and found myself in Plainview in the very same diner.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 10.10.2019

Fun facts:
1. The water tower still says Rustwater, Kansas.
2. And the brick wall on the alley side of Broadway Brews has a mural that references the movie.

Yard sale, with wedding dress


I was on the far side of a parking lot that was across the street from this house, taking this picture, when I spotted the wedding dress hanging on the porch.

I have certain rules that I follow when I shoot, and one of them is that I never want to make a photo that could be construed as making fun of someone living in poverty, or of someone whose sense of decorum is different than my own; that’s why you’ll almost never seen photos of run-down houses that are currently occupied and why you’ll never see photos of people living on the street. I don’t mean to be judgey about people who DO shoot those things – it’s just not my thing.. So, generally, places like this go undocumented with my camera. But, that wedding dress! Over there on the porch, set aside from the other, regular clothes on racks in the yard – I just couldn’t resist.

Plainview, Texas
photographed 2.12.2016

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