Whenever I’m in the vicinity of Culberson County, it’s a sure bet that I’ll be making several trips up and down all 55 miles of my favorite highway, Texas State Highway 54. During my most recent visit, I decided to see how it looked in the twilight of dawn. So, I rolled out of Van Horn while it was still dark and drove north, enjoying, as usual, the complete absence of other vehicles.
Texas 54 terminates at the base of the Guadalupe Mountains, the highest terrain in the state. It was wonderful to see the mountains aglow as the sun cracked the horizon.
In addition to our usual pre-dawn arrival each day at the Buffalo Peaks Ranch this past October, we picked one afternoon to return for our first look at the ranch glowing under the light of the low western sun. The mood was quite different, and there was much excitement as we ran around and clicked away at all of the wonderful new presentations of light and shadow. We stayed until the sun fell behind the distant mountains.
Ilford SFX 200 film
Buffalo Peaks Ranch
South Park, Colorado
A transequatorial double-exposure collaboration with my friend John, who lives in New South Wales, Australia. This roll of Rollei Ortho 25 black & white negative film was first exposed during my most recent visit to the Buffalo Peaks Ranch in South Park, Colorado; the frames below feature Jay, Sarah and my shadow. The film was then shipped to John, who went shooting near his home with an eye toward light and texture. We’re quite happy with the way the roll turned out.