Street Art – Skull – Just in Time for Halloween :)
Santa Fe is known as an art town. This town has a proliferation of galleries; however, what I love most is the little touches that people put out and about their homes.
Santa Fe doesn’t have home owner associations for the most part, so people are free to put out art and do some creative work with their property (see the mailbox here). To some folks from other areas, this might look a bit trashy, but to my eye, I love the little creative displays that people do. I see art in everything, and I enjoy that it spills out in the smallest ways.
This little guy and his companion (which I have no idea what that is–maybe a pan of some type) sit on the stairs outside of a home about a half a block from me. I really had never noticed him before, but since I had my 70-200mm lens with me, I knew I could take photos of things that weren’t right in front of me, so my eye was noticing different things. That’s one thing I love about photography; depending on which lens I put on my camera, I see a totally different world.
This was shot with my Nikon 70-200mm lens at f/2.8. On processing the raw image, I desaturated some of the color out of the photo, as the blue of the door (the top right) just seemed out of place to my eye, and I like this more in black and white. Just seems perfect for this time of year/Halloween.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
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