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<01/10/2023] 01/11/2023 - 47th & Andrews Hwy [01/12/2023>

see also On a smaller scale for 3 more images.

I really didn't have a target in mind but driving down Andrews Hwy to see what I could find was a start. This isn't the first time to use this strategy but amazingly enough I see different things on each try so I get new results. I parked just inside an old garden center perhaps and found my images for the day.

Some scenes I see just catch my eye, this one had to be black and white.

The tree stumps caught my eye and the circle finished the composition.

Not much to say except I liked the strong lines and bent fence line.

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<01/11/2023] 01/12/2023 - Too busy for me [01/15/2023>

I went to a truck stop on Loop 338 because I haven't tried that type of target before, too busy for my taste but in a corner I found two pictures at least. The bonus was a shot at the restaurant I ate at.

Abstract 1 of 2.

Abstract 2 of 2.

A view looking out of Pickles as I sat at the table picked just for this shot.

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<01/12/2023] 01/15/2023 - Private property and fences [01/16/2023>

A camera isn't a license to go anywhere you want but the photographers eye sees more than where the photographer can take the camera. Some leeway exist as long as lines aren't crossed but it is a fine line. I visited a very open old car wash today but stayed around the edges and the old house also featured was at a distance too, the city is experienced at these distances and often at a blur so I in truth slow down and stop more but my luck is no better than the non-photographer seeing something. The 30mm lens added to my limits but it is working within the limits present that create each image. Change of gear and conditions and a redo is always a possible option.

Roundup & University - Old car wash 1 of 3.

Roundup & University - Old car wash 2 of 3.

Roundup & University - Old car wash 3 of 3. A somewhat playful take on this try, sometimes you just have to try the ideas that come to you.

Near Redondo & Mockingbird on a property somewhere I spotted this, more to explore at least from one more vantage point later.

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<01/15/2023] 01/16/2023 - Sycamore & Mockingbird [01/18/2023>

Kellus Turner Park was found by accident but after seeing the condition of the ball park I wonder how much use it gets, the duck pond by the building is interesting and with that wide open space it must get some use. After looking at the Google Maps it is a bigger park and the building I photographed was an elementary school.

The elementary school is fenced off but the stairs and the tree made for a nice scene.

The duck pond. The photo may seem off because the ducks ghost in the image but I processed the image like this on purpose. Why? It shows movement and the method I captured the scene with, bracketing, allows for that.

My brief unknown friend was curious but cautious.

The ball park was in less than maintained condition but maybe it isn't forgotten about either.

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<01/16/2023] 01/18/2023 - Around 10th & Whitaker [01/19/2023>

On a whim I turned onto to 10th off of Grant to see what I could find, it seems a plan to go to Comanche Trail Park often turns into another avenue to explore. I found something iconic from an age long gone once I stopped to look around properly. A phone box from Southwestern Bell minus the phone surving in the wild was a surprise and became the subject for the photograph. I only saw the light poles and shadows on my drive by so it shows stopping to look around has some value.

The Southwestern Bell phone box.

Its hard to tell if this is fenced off and abandoned or to be repaired but the boarded up windows and doors made for an element to capture.

This one found me and had to be captured so I did. Often the interiors of these places are that photogenic.

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<01/18/2023] 01/19/2023 - Lost in photography [01/23/2023>

I aimed for Comanche Trail Park but stopped at the Family Dollar close to I-20. I began walking around the area and in a few turns I lost track and I'm lost; however, I'm not really and a turn down Clements from Dixie was the final loop of the walk. Three potential images to process and new processing discoveries made the session very enjoyable overall.

The first picture of the session and not too bad of a start. Found a way to "salvage" it but you may not see a fault here and is the curse of photographers and how they view their work.

It isn't a ruin but the blue house had a nice look it.

Almost back to the car and down this alley the roof had color I liked.

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<01/19/2023] 01/23/2023 - Area of Golder & University [01/26/2023>

Off exit 104 on I-20 there was this old ruin of a house I would pass regularly, until the day it wasn't there and some miles later it registered with me. It is gone forever except in the few pictures I took and whoever might have taken pictures there. The house you see pictured here is by a gym and has been there a long time as well so why not take at least one picture before changes occur.

Since I was in the area I walked one street over to capture this store front.

Things found is alleys. 1 of 2.

Things found is alleys. 2 of 2.

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<01/23/2023] 01/26/2023 - One Professional Plaza [Back to Index>

At Loop 338 & 191 I found this target to explore by accident, turn South and I would have likely found the Odessa Meteor Crater as planned but turned North and no. All is never lost when lost because it is the journey and not the destination that matters so sights seen along the way get cataloged.

Circling the building. 1 of 2.

Circling the building. 2 of 2.

An overall view. 1 of 2.

An overall view. 2 of 2.

Another view of the building from the area.

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