Saturday, August 04, 2012

Rio Rancho Fire Station 6

The city of Rio Rancho is fairly new. I mean, REALLY new. It is 31 years old this year.

Needless to say, the public art program in this city just started a couple of years ago, so the public art inventory is very limited.

Thanks to the New Mexico 1% for Public Art, it allowed for a small purchase for Fire Station 6 in Rio Rancho (due to the nature of how it was funded).

So, I headed out there to photograph the public art (it was a photograph collage).

Instead of showing you the public art I went out to photograph (I'm on the city's art commission; which is why I was on that errand to begin with), I'll show you the happy surprise-which was the sun shining through the garage that housed all the trucks and equipment. The fireman that was there offered to open the door so that I could get an unobstructed shot, but I opted to stay with the patterns that the glass on the door lent.

Shadows. Patterns. Texture. What's there not to like?

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

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Ralph said...

Wow, 31 years a municipality is young indeed! I like that the door is closed, we have a nice mix of horizontal, vertical and diagonal. The Land of Enchantment offers a nice strong sun that filters far inside the firehouse. Artistic and practical blend well here...

Sylvia K said...

What a great variety of shadows for the day, Paula! You always find the most intriguing shadow shots!! Hope your weekend is off to a great start!! Enjoy!

Stephanie said...

You were very creative in getting this great shot. Nice work.

Catherine said...

great shots are often found in surprising places....


...and I'm glad you opted to give us the view YOU saw through the glass. Much more artfully designed in my opinion.

robin. said...

check, check and everything about this photo paula!!!

chubskulit said...

A very cool shot.

My shadows
Comments always makes me happy, would you leave me some?

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, yes, Paula, an unobstructed view wouldn't have been the same at all. Great shot!

BLOGitse said...

Yes, this shot has it all.
It's economical to have it all in one shot. :)
Have a good week!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That happy surprise made your comings and goings worth it!

Day’s End Shadows


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