Downtown and on to Duncan

A few weeks ago my buddy Al and I rode around and in Grenville we saw the crane and flag. then we went to Duncan to check out the main drag, not necessarily pretty but definitely interesting to me.

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Mill Windows

Mill windows are interesting for their patterns and when textured express the colors and shapes of the outside while blurring the details. The color bands seen against the sharp outlines of the panes makes for an interesting contrast.

These images were made in Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville, SC (https://www.artcentergreenville.org). The Center houses artists’ studios, gallery space and an Art School. Go visit.

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The Old House and Bud’s

Why do I return to places like the old house ? When I turn on my computer I look for images that still appeal to me and the old house and Bud’s Village Shop just keep calling, so here they are. I think that black and white serves to bring out the shapes and textures as well as being a bit more intense. In this set, color, while pleasing, is a distraction for me.

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Rainy Day Wall

This wall is an ideal location for rainy day shooting. The relatively subtle colors and textures seem to be strengthened by the wetness. The shapes of the doors and windows are also interesting for thier patterns.

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Museum of International Folk Art

Back to New Mexico to the Museum off International Folk Art (http://www.moifa.org), a place where days can be spent studying the world(s) of folk art. The building and the art is inspirational. There will probably be more images to come

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Cerrillos, NM

Cerrillos is a “ghost town” but is  surprisingly active with functioning business and galleries. It is more than worth a visit. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Cerrillos,_New_Mexico)

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Glorieta, NM

Glorieta ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glorieta,_New_Mexico ) is one of those small but intense gems that can be found in many places but the ones I have found in New Mexico intrigue me the most. The buildings with their earth tones and the blue skies as well as the kind of remoteness all add up to something special.

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Pecos Mission Cathedral and Surroundings

The original mission church was quite large and even what remains is impressive as is the surrounding old building sites and landscape.

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Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos, NM

Pecos National Historical Park ( https://www.nps.gov/peco/learn/index.htm) is a must visit place because of its historic importance and its beauty.

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New Mexico Series

I am going to try to show you our trip to New Mexico in more or less a chronological order. Here is where we stayed; a wonderful place with great light, form and color located in Santa Fe.

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Pacolet, Great Old Buildings

Find your local old towns and small cities to discover their older buildings which have a classic beauty, integrity as well as history, all of which adds up to soul.

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Heat, Kudzu. Old Buildings and Inspiration, Another Ride

Al and I took a ride out to Pacolet, SC and found what we were looking for, namely. old buildings and kudzu. The inspirational graffito on the corner of an old building was a bonus.

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Farm Views

If we get far enough out of town the rewards of older working farms are great. I enjoy the colors of some of the subjects as well as the farm implements.

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