Hello and Good Morning all,
Sorry about not posting something a bit sooner. It has been bit hectic with life in general. But I finally had some time to get out and do a photo/drive walk around town. This time it was more of a theme of the unseen in our town. Things we drive by every day and never take notice of.
Beauty and decay is right on front of our face and sometimes we choose to ignore both. For what ever reason it may be, neither should not be ignored. You can find beauty in decay if you look!
Here is a selection of some of the images I took from my last adventure.
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496579799191-ZTMLTSG8QBDDMT3PVU3I/Ektar+-+Mamiya+645+Trailer" alt="Mamiya 645 | Kodak Portra 400 | Flyin' int he Wind" />
Mamiya 645 | Kodak Portra 400 | Flyin' int he Wind
This image above is of a halved mobile home just sitting on some land on the outskirts of town. IT's filled all kinds of trash and debris. The wind catching the plastic is what caught my eye..
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496579973152-MI78A2KOC2J4230XG85Z/Mamiya+645+%7C+Kodak+Portra+160+Building" alt="Mamiay 645 | Kodak Portra 400 | Solitude" />
Mamiay 645 | Kodak Portra 400 | Solitude
This is just a small building sitting across the street from some houses. From the look of it, it was a storage building of some kind I think. It had shelves and some piping inside.
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496580218299-6DQ2N73YXXCJ06GK805T/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Portra+160" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Portra 400 | Antique View" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Portra 400 | Antique View
Image of an old Antique store on the outskirts of town. I have seen cars there but never an open sign or anyone ever inside it. But it sure is interesting looking. There is actually another build just tot right of this as well. But it has some interesting stuff all around it.
These next series of images were all taken in the same vicinity of each other. They kind of represent some of the resemblance of the old west and how the herds of cattle were moved across the paints to me. Plus a few shots of the actual cows. Yes, if your not from here and for the readers. They cows here are allowed to mainly free roam, no fences. So it is not uncommon to see several cows by the side of the road grazing. So enjoy the images.
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496580634035-HIACMZVGGA8XDE5E4J2T/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Portra+400+Arroyo" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Portra Portra 400 |&nbsp;Sitting Rock" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Portra Portra 400 | Sitting Rock
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496580764587-0AP5FUUV8M11AP0CEH2J/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Kodak+Portra+400+Arroyo" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Portra 400 | Walking Trail" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Portra 400 | Walking Trail
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496581038930-ZV4YV1OJAS2WGNNMEZKS/Mamiya+645+Kodak+Portra+400" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Koadk Porta 400 | Desert Blooms" />
Mamiya 645AF | Koadk Porta 400 | Desert Blooms
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496581108163-L87YGVCVRJTQVII4MV23/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Ektar" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | Cacti" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | Cacti
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496581188570-R1S8YNO102ZBE48SND0N/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Kodak+Ektar+%7C+Green+Acres" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | Green Acres" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | Green Acres
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496581264247-B7FXT456E3SBBC5DLBOX/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Kodak+Ektar+%7C+Bullheaded" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak 645AF | Bullheaded" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak 645AF | Bullheaded
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496581364074-H61WIUCDZPGG94WO16YZ/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Kodak+Ektar+%7C+What+you+looking%3F" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | What you looking at?" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | What you looking at?
The final images is one that is usually found flying in a every small town in the USA proudly.
<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/55b043d3e4b0c8f53a9d2928/1496581458410-FXIETC3HXY8PYY4P8ED4/Mamiya+645AF+%7C+Kodak+Ektar+%7C+Old+Glory" alt="Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | Old Glory" />
Mamiya 645AF | Kodak Ektar | Old Glory
So, after looking at these images, I hope it stirs something inside you to get out and find the beauty in everything and not to overlook what is in front of you. You might have to look for it, but it is there. All images were taken in and around Carlsbad New Mexico. Kodak film was used for all images.
Have a great day everyone.