We were on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. I had given an assignment to the group to capture the ‘essence’ of Canyon Road, but also the stipulation that you couldn’t just photograph the outdoor artwork, as that was someone else’s ‘art. You had to incorporate it into your own picture, if you photographed it at all.
So when I discovered this along with a few other students, it fit the ‘bill’. We worked it different angles, and with different framing. This is the one I liked of mine the best with the window on the right. The vigas (wooden poles coming out of the wall) shadows were angled in the downward right direction so it felt balanced to place the window on the right.
This is a case where dappled light can work – rare, but on this adobe wall, the pattern from the dappled light was soft enough as it came through the trees that I liked the overall effect. The sculpture in the window made the picture sort of eerie but it was a great focal point!
Just gorgeous. Simple. Sense of place. Wonderful shadows and a double-take subject. Well done.
Thank you, Bob!
I love this. It screams Santa Fe.
Thanks, Patti – it does in fact ‘scream’ Santa Fe!
Thanks, Richard. Yeah, Santa Fe has yummy colors just like so much of the southwest red rock area…
Wow, it doesn’t get much better than that. The shadows are nice and the head in the window really tops it off. Warm and cool color contrast. Nice!