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Gothic

Way back in 2009 when I started my photography-blogging habit, I really had no concept about what I was in for. I didn’t know that photography would become so meaningful to me, that I am sort of good at it, that I’d be in shows, or that I  would go away to take classes. But mostly, I just didn’t see that there was potential to reach out to other people – via the blog or Facebook or Instagram – and make some fine new friends in the process.

One of those fine friends is Santa Fe photographer R. David Marks; we’ve gotten to know each other lately and met up for a day earlier this summer in Tucumcari. We had an excellent time photographing the things that caught our eye. This is one of the first photos I made that day; every time I look at it I’m reminded of how much fun we had.

Tucumcari, New Mexico
photographed 6.4.2021

Two Worlds

Parts of Tucumcari like like they are stuck between the wind-energy present and the Route 66 past. It’s easy to tell which is which.

Tucumcari, New Mexico
photographed 6.4.2021

Racked

My camera peeked through a window of a downtown building and captured this scene. This is one of my favorite ways to shoot, more-or-less blindly through a window. I am never sure what I’ve gotten until later and sometimes it’s awful. Other times it is a nice surprise.

Tucumcari, New Mexico
photographed 6.4.2021

time folding over on itself

The place was just falling apart. Literally – pieces of the roof and ceiling were drifted across the floor, where the remaining roof joists cast even-spaced shadows. And outside of what used to be a window: a covered wagon. It felt like time folded over onto itself so far that it nearly touched…

Tucumcari, New Mexico
photographed 6.5.2021

Detour (religion)

If you’d like, you may insert your own metaphor right here.

Tucumcari, New Mexico
photographed 6.4.2021

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