Beautifully Unobtainable – 3
I’ve seen this entrance gate on my walks down an old dirt road in Santa Fe many times, and I admired the wood work on it. So on a day about two weeks ago, when the sun was as good as I’d get it, I took this photo.
The next day I ran into two interesting men who were chatting outside the gate and we started to talk. One was an artist who does murals in town and the other was his friend, who, when he is in Santa Fe (which is often), he stays with the people who live behind the gate. Nice people live behind this gate. 🙂
I couldn’t get the blur I usually like in these gate photos, because of the lens I was using. But I know the limitations of this lens, and I can appreciate them. I like that you can see the house and the porch and that lovely white fencing (which is very unusual here in Santa Fe). You also have the glorious yellow chamisa plant blooming away (and causing all sorts of problems for allergy sufferers). It just looks like a nice scene behind the gate, and I like that. And I love the wood detail on the gate too. It’s those special touches that always intrigue me.
This is all you will ever see of this home and yard without an invitation, as the rest of it is enclosed with a 6 foot tall adobe wall, like so many homes here in Santa Fe. Seems all a bit mysterious to me. (:
Shot with my 35-70mm lens at f/2.8.
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This was taken with my 35-70 lens at f/2.8