Wordy Wednesday #192 “I Think There’s a Trans Am Under There”


For short time, I was working on a series of images that I called “Hidden Albuquerque,” but it’s been a while since Ive been to New Mexico, so my the work there has been lagging. (And I miss the Frontier, a must-visit eatery.)

The series was based on the idea of visiting the least touristy places I could find and that ended up being industrial parks and places where local people built things. This place, for example, was owned by a millwork company that made high-end windows and doors. And I think that’s an old Pontiac Trans Am—think Smokey & The Bandit—that’s covered up. as I mentioned in a recent post, I always ask permission when shooting on private property and walked around a long time (making pictures as I went) before encountering someone, who said “Sure, go ahead.” If you ask nicely and act nicely as well, it’s been my experience that people are nice to you back.

Image was shot with a Panasonic Lumix GH4 with Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens with an exposure of 1/640 sec at f/7.1 and ISO 200. The final image was processed in Vivenza, which is part of the Nik Collection from Google.

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Author: Joe Farace

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