Taken in Taiban, New Mexico
October 22, 2011
The last light of the day falls on an abandoned church in New Mexico.
Driving along some road in New Mexico — during my cross-country adventure — I noticed light falling in an appealing way on an old abandoned building. I wasn’t in picture taking mode, but I’m always scanning for interesting lighting and compositions in the off chance I see something I like.
I wasn’t sure if this building was worth turning around for. And I thought about it for another mile or so before I convinced myself that I should turn around and go back. I don’t see that many abandoned buildings I like — especially when the lighting is “just so”.
I pulled into the dusty lot and took a few snapshots with my Canon Powershot. I left my “good” camera in its bag — which I am kicking myself for now.
Anyway, it turns out this abandoned Presbyterian church is kind of famous and has been photographed quite a bit. I had no idea. It was just a chance encounter.
“Abandoned Church. New Mexico.” is available as cards, prints & posters in my storefront on Redbubble.