These were shot for a contest who's theme was 'Home'.
Something happened on the day I was going to enter one
or the other, so y'all get to see them both early.
It doesn't bother me that I missed the deadline, because
someone entered a photo of a cute puppy in a blanket.
It's impossible to beat a dog or teen girl photo even with
a shot of the second coming of Christ shaking hands with
an Alien. "It's blurry and dark and crooked, but I give it
a '10' for being cute."
Anyway, my thoughts were to capture either a home of the future
or one from the past.
This 'future' home is remarkable because of the feature that some
San Antonians pretend they have: An outhouse in the front yard.
This home from the past is much more interesting.
Faced with native stonework on all four sides and graceful
cathedral-style doors, this modest home was probably the finest
little house on Huebner Road for fifty of the last seventy-five
years. As the city has expanded relentlessly northward the farms
and ranches in our area have turned into housing developments
and shopping centers.
I fear that this old house will be demolished within the year
if someone with a preservationist outlook and deep pockets
doesn't buy it soon.
Taken a half hour after sunset, I used a ten second
exposure and the on-camera flash supplemented by another flash
from the right side using a handheld unit.
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