One time we were wandering around in Santa Fe, primarily driven by a little window shopping. What’s a photog to do, but look around?
Luckily I thought to look down, too:
It’s pretty rare to see these sort of prisms / vault lights in New Mexico. Seattle, sure. Europe, definitely. But not in the Southwest…
On a trip back to New Mexico, we managed to stay a night and a day in Santa Fe. After the pup was in bed, Mrs. Argos wanted a little “me time,” so I grabbed my gear and headed downtown for some night shots. I thought this play of light and shadow was interesting:
The contrast in geometry between the shadow lines and the joints between the sidewalk pavers is kind of neat too. FWIW, I did very little to this shot other than crop it a bit and desaturate it (although not completely).
Originally posted to the old blog on October 23, 2009; on Flickr over here.