Billy The Kid Rides Off into the Sunset
If you’d like to see more photos of Santa Fe, New Mexico, feel free to look at my Santa Fe Photo Gallery.
Santa Fe is well-known for attracting artists, especially in the earlier part of the twentieth century. One of the great artists was Gustave Baumann, a painter, sculptor and wood-carver, who had a profound effect on this town.
In the front yard sets Gustave Baumann’s sculpture of Billy the Kid, whose sombrero serves as a bird bath. This photo was taken later in the afternoon, when the sun was low, warming the image, and causing deep shadows.
To me it looks like Billy is riding off into the sunset; the way his life should have ended (commentary by me 🙂 ).
Two side notes — when I started this blog back in September, I posted a photo of the church where Billy the Kid’s mother got married. And also this image was taken on the same day and just down the street from the contemporary wood gate, I posted earlier this week.
Shot with my 70-200 lens at f/2.8.
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