Revisiting a Photo Because Someone Liked It
A friend who sees all the personal photos that I take, mentioned this morning that she thought this shot was classic Katie, which got me thinking about my style. This shot wasn’t on my my list of my favorites, but my friend’s recommendation had me going to take another look.
I was taking a walk downtown, and beside the newer parking garage, there are four bungalow type houses, clearly built in the early 20th century and lovely in their simple nature. I was told that the state government is using the buildings, but to be honest, they look a bit derelict. Which is something I love about them. (: They still have touches that make them human, that lead back to the days when they were lived in as homes.
I walked by one the houses and saw this simple wood beam with the hooks on it, attached to the adobe wall. It puzzled me, as I still can’t figure out what it was used for. I liked it though, against the wall with the simple, unattended plant on the ground below. So I composed the shot as you see it.
Is it “classic Katie?” I don’t know really. I love simple things, and old things, and things that make me wonder. So maybe so. But hearing that she loved this shot, made me go back and take another look. It wasn’t what I hoped it would be, but I still like it for its simplicity. And I do think it reads Santa Fe too; the part I love most about the city, where the old and real slip in among what’s presented for the public image. Hope you like it too.
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