Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lost In Time

Now there are less than 5 days before the opening reception for a group show that I curated, takes place. It was a year and a half in the making and involves a total of 20 photographers (including myself). It's called, "The Rail Yard Exhibit". Our show will be at the Kimo Theater Art Gallery in downtown Albuquerque. You can find out more about the show and the Rail Yard at the blog I created just for it (it has many layers that you can 'dig' through to your heart's content).

My Shadow Shot contributions for this weekend (as it was last weekend) are in honor of the upcoming show.

One of the enormous machine shops. These shops had huge cranes in them-a 200 ton crane, a 150 ton crane, and I think the other large crane was 100 tons. These cranes lifted up the steam engines (and later, diesel engines) for repair work and maintenance.


One of the Flickr members at our photo shoot at the Rail Yard brought these along for subject matter. Funny, they were left unattended for quite some time, giving many of us a chance to take our own shots.

If you're in town, please do come by to see the show and join us at the opening reception on the 15th of Sept. from 6-8 p.m.

And, last, but not least, I'm not sure if I will be able to make the rounds this weekend to visit your SSS contributions, let alone leave comments. Leaving comments will be the challenge as I will be 'on the road' over the weekend with no computer access. I will be in San Diego attending my mother in laws funeral. I sorely miss her. Alzheimer's is such an unfair disease as they take away your loved one long before they are gone. BUT, please do leave your comments! I enjoy reading them.


sarayutouched said...

paula-so sorry for your loss!! kind of a bitter sweet time for you with your loss and the exhibition coming up. hang in there. sending you hugs!!

Sylvia K said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Paula, and it is indeed a bittersweet time for you! I'm holding good thoughts for you and your family and sending you lots of hugs!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That huge, empty machine shop has the potential to be a very spooky place at night!


Bits of shadow and blasts of light,
Morning and evening, noon and night;

Days of darkness, gloomy and drear;
Sometimes bright ones, bringing good cheer;

Spring or winter, summer or fall,
Light or shadow—embrace them all!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Morning Shadow Magic here

frayedattheedge said...

Very best wishes for the exhibition, and my thoughts are with you at this sad time for your family.

Catherine said...

best of luck with the show - the shadowy venue looks perfect...

Kay L. Davies said...

Very sorry, Paula, and I know exactly what you mean. We mourned Dad long before he died. We loved the funny little old man he had become, but he wasn't our smart, witty, talented father any more.
Wishing you all the best, with your exhibit and with your family.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

LV said...

May things go your way at the exhibtion. Great shadows.

Ralph said...

This machine shop was built in an era and for functions that required a massive presence in its structure, Big as it may be, the steel inner skeleton has a delicate air about it - the web like iron roof supports seem insignificant, but the roof still sits nicely above. Thus function defines the styling. I can almost hear the hum of machinery and men here, even though they are long gone. I like and really admire the industrial look of many era again. it has the look of the honesty of hard work...

Spadoman said...

I hope to make it to see this exhibit. I don't think I'll make the opening, but I will put effort into coming to se it.
I totally understand about getting to blogs and leaving comments. It's late now and I must get some sleep. I'll be on the road tomorrow myself.
Best of everything to all concerned with you and your husbands family. Safe travels and pleasing thoughts about the end of a life.

Much Peace to you and yours

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Wishing you all the best with your exhibit. The photos show that will be spectacular.


Cassie said...

My sympathy to you and your family Paula. I hope that you have a safe trip to San Diego. The planning of your exhibit has been in the works for so long, it'll surely be a success.

Patti said...

Sorry to read about your thoughts are with you and yours. Alzheimer's is a cruel disease indeed.

I wish you a successful exhibition.


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