<10/15/2022] 10/16/2022 - Let it rain [10/17/2022>
If it rains in Odessa the water will flow into the draw of Comanche Trail Park eventually and it is when that event happens the character of the place changes. The flooding cleans the areas, relocates at least, of the trash and the plants grow even more densely. The conditions on this day was a lite sprinkle off and on with a soft lighting overall in the morning.
The trail going under I-20 to cross to the other sections of the park floods like this after a rain. The run off from the road way is steady at this time and made for a nice element as well.
Another road and bridge that is in the park area but the water flowing off both sides caught my eye.
Why the tires and contents therein you may be asking, couldn't tell you really but something had value at the time. Many pictures are taken with some immediate value to only be considered after the factor and culled. I didn't cull this one because I like it but it is great either but photographers collect many images for every one proudly displayed.
There is beauty in the park too, the pocket forest area had this scene briefly lit by an opening in the clouds and water covering the leaves.
<10/16/2022] 10/17/2022 - Slator Park [10/19/2022>
38th & County Rd - The challenge was the park wasn't speaking to me so wondering around to the surrounding area and the wall of this business did look interesting.
Back in the park area the fencing presented an interesting element to look at, at one point this plant was in the right place for a photo.
The fence was a framing element for this shot. Most of the time I stay with a wider angle but to get this shot i zoomed in and moved back for that effect.
<10/17/2022] 10/19/2022 - Oakwood & Parkway [10/20/2022>
No particular details to attach, as I parked somewhere and walked around mostly. I caught the light around 5:30pm and around an office complex found these.
Another view and angle of the water tower. As a photographer the image presents some challenges because the sun is directly in the scene but this is what makes the game fun.
Circled the building and the sun helped make the scene possible.
<10/19/2022] 10/20/2022 - are of 50th & Tanglewood [10/21/2022>
Fence line behind Madison Medical Resort the flowers and the line of color created was my main subject here.
51st & Twin Towers - This tank got my attention.
51st & Twin Towers - Walking around the buildings in this area I spotted from the backside a break area, most likely, that stood out from the what I was seeing.
Behind the Walgreens on 42nd I found this car wash. As run down as it looks it is still in operation.
<10/20/2022] 10/21/2022 - Maple & University [10/22/2022>
Sideview of Parker Heights Christian Church.
Back of a fence but the overall colors made for a nice shot.
Behind the church in the alley some major powerlines are running its length, this one had a grating and was littered with what you see.
<10/21/2022] 10/22/2022 - 25th & Jackson [10/23/2022>
Walking back along the shopping center back home this lone bit of green caught my eye, with some post processing that provided good practice. This was before I found my next area to go explore.
The color is slightly enhanced but I didn't realize the full potential until I processed it. The grass growing through the rusted out area on the plate on the ground was my initial point of interest.
The shadows cast by the door on itself caught my eye but the facade overall interested me too.
The J & J Steel yard.
<10/22/2022] 10/23/2022 - Looking for pumpkins [10/24/2022>
10th & Maple - DQ was my choice of food this day and as I got out of the car I saw the alignment pictured.
The Bridge Pumpkin Patch - 1 of 2 images.
The Bridge Pumpkin Patch - 2 of 2 images.
The Prayer Garden at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, the processing is experimental and was an attempt to show the motion caused by he wind. The image had a vision of what it was suppose to be and I just played with it until it emerged.
<10/23/2022] 10/24/2022 - Check your results [10/25/2022>
I got an earlier start and decided to revisit the area around the library. Overall I found three scenes to capture but lessons are learned after the fact and luckily I had one of the three turn out. The issue was I didn't verify the smartphone camera was in focus before moving on, any camera could do this, but one of those sets I took two of so had one in focus. The lesson here is verify your images before moving on and take two or three sets when you can. All is not lost as I now have two images to redo at a later date and although conditions are never the same it is a known starting point.
A scene from down town while walking around.
<10/24/2022] 10/25/2022 - Take your camera for a walk [10/26/2022>
My only plan was to redo a shot from 10/24/2022 downtown but going along Grant to Comanche Trail Park as a default target I saw a different building and parked at the Family Dollar instead and walked the few blocks back. No plans in particular and just walking around make the exploration of Odessa more interesting.
Redo - Unusual site downtown kind of makes you wonder what the story is.
Noel Heritage Plaza
Building between Grant & Texas, along Olive. 1 of 2
Building between Grant & Texas, along Olive. 2 of 2
<10/25/2022] 10/26/2022 - Sedate Hall at Odessa College [10/29/2022>
Sedate Hall 1 of 3
Sedate Hall 2 of 3
Sedate Hall 3 of 3
A random find at the Ector County Library on the 2nd floor in the Southwest Department.