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Spring Break

You just know that was a squeaky mattress…

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Holes in the argument

That sign does seem to imply – or even promise! – that there’s water nearby. Evidence suggests otherwise, though…

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Stepstool

The windows were boarded up, almost all the way to the roof. There was a gap, though, which led me to use one of my favorite photographic techniques: propping the camera on any available level surface and shooting without actually knowing what I was going to get. In this case, as you can see, I got some shelves that are leaning all kinds of ways, one dangling light bulb, and piles of pigeon (or rodent) crap.

And a stepstool that reminded me of one we had when I was a kid.

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 5.25.2019

Window/Frame

When I’ve taken classes from the wonderful Sam Abell, he always speaks of the use of internal framing to make photographs more layered and more interesting. Although he was really encouraging more subtle uses of internal framing, sometimes there is a flagrant example. Like right here.

(Maybe all photographers are like this – the scene as they saw and photographed it seems like it’ll be there forever, unchanged, as though the photograph became the scene. I am that way, so when I passed through this town a week after I made this photo, I was very disappointed that the machinery had vanished.)

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 3.14.2019

Guns, Antiques

My friends are very good at being location scouts for me, and frequently I get advice from them about places they think I should visit. For at least a year now one of them has been telling me that I needed to deviate from my usual Lubbock-to-Santa Fe route to check out this town.

I finally took her advice, and hit the jackpot, photographically speaking.

Yeso, New Mexico
photographed 3.14.2019

PS: If you go, though, the frontier “musem” noted on the side of the building appears to be closed.

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