Shrine, San Luis, Colorado

Shrine, San Luis, Colorado. The Shrine of the Stations of the Cross, looks out over the town of San Luis, and beyond to the southern Rocky Mountains. The building has many angles for photography but on this day the light was less than perfect. An hour later we were photographing farms scattered with abandoned homesteads and barns. Set on the ground amidst one of the ruins was a sheet of rusting tin with a blue wash. A sheet of siding perhaps, carted off by the wind and deposited at will. The next images I made, following the ones at the shrine were of the patina on this tin panel. Upon review, they seemed to go together well so I digitally composited them and this is the effect I got. The image offers a glimpse of decay, the continuing decomposition and condition of things under the high desert sun. It also embellishes the blue of the sky on this occasion. Thanks for looking. G

Shrine of the Stations of the Cross.

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