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The way of things

The old ways are fading, leaving behind the shadows of things it took to make it all happen.

Tulia, Texas
photographed 6.24.2019

Near the tracks

Just a little something I saw down by the railroad tracks…

Tulia, Texas
photographed 6.24.2019

Attebury

Patient Spouse, as we’re leaving town: What’s the best way to get back to the highway?

Me: Go straight through this light.

Also me: Wait! Wait! Turn left RIGHT HERE. I need to look at something!

Patient Spouse:

And that’s the story of how we drove all the way to the next town before we got on the main road. And it’s also the story of how I got this photo, and the one from yesterday, and the one you’ll see tomorrow…

Tulia, Texas
photographed 6.24.2019

The grain company

Well, this was my kind of place: out of business, dirty windows, and a place where I could stand to get this shot. This way of shooting through windows has evolved into one of my favorite techniques. Often (this place was an example) I can’t even see what’s inside when I make the image. All those Sam Abell-influenced lessons about careful composition go right out the window* and I get what I get. Sometimes I get crap** and sometimes I get something like this…

Tulia, Texas
photographed 6.24.2019

*So to speak.

**Literally, but what I really meant was from a photo-worthy-of-posting standpoint.

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