It’s been a while since I’ve posted song lyrics that (in my mind) relate to the day’s image. This photo made me think of the song “Guadalupe” with the fantastic line “Who am I to doubt these mysteries?” and here are two versions of it. This one is by Tom Russell, and this one is by Gretchen Peters, with Tom Russell. (If you like the way Tom and Gretchen sound together, you should look for their album One to the Heart One to the Head.)
I found these well-used candles in the church in Terlingua, Texas’s most famous ghost town.
I just received word that this photo – “In a ghost town, do ghosts go to church?” – was accepted into the Texas Photographic Society’s International Show!
It will be part of a 50-image exhibit at the Wittliff Galleries at Texas State University in San Marcos; that show will be up from June 1 through July 25. The show will then travel to the San Antonio Public Library during FotoSeptiembre and, later, to The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene.
photographed in Terlingua, Texas, 1.20.2013.
I’d like to thank Brett Erickson for his good advice on this image, which I’ve entered (unsuccessfully) into several other competitions. He told me that I should keep submitting it because the “right” juror hadn’t seen it yet. Apparently, Dr. David Coleman, of Texas State University, was that “right” juror.