I hadn’t thought about this place in 20 years. When my son saw it, he was as intrigued as I had been. He called it the Goosebumps house.
I used to fantasize about fixing it up. I’m older and wiser now. The windows alone would cost a fortune. And it’s across the street from Kmart. No way any improvement would be recouped on resale. That Kmart sucks.
I lived in Ponce, Puerto Rico for a month in the winter of 1996. I was escaping the cold Wisconsin winter and looking to improve my Spanish by adding another accent to my repertoire.
These photos, like my Ecuador photos from 1995, were also taken on disposable cameras.
Okay, this next one is just pathetic. Conceptually, I knew what I wanted (the whole other side of the island in one shot). But, I had no idea how a person would get there. I tried climbing really high on the other side of the island.
Still not getting the whole thing. Wait! I will take a picture of each side and tape them together later. THIS STROKE OF BRILLIANCE CAN’T FAIL.
^^^It Was A Failure^^^
I didn’t take into account the fact that the lighting would be different if you moved the camera.
A few months back, I attended a conference in Kerrville, which is a small city located in Texas Hill Country. I got a little stir-crazy sitting in my hotel room, so I took a walk down to the city center in the evening.
It was pretty quiet down there, so I had time to take all kinds of long exposure shots until I got some I liked.
From time to time, I give myself assignments. This time around, I concentrated on the color yellow in Chinatown. Seems easy enough, except I ended up with a lot of “meh” or thematic confusion.
I chose these 3 because the yellow, while a dominant feature, isn’t the whole story. Also, Zoltar. That thing is creepy as hell. And I do love me some creepy (as long as I am not looking it straight in the eye).