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Today’s Archive Image – The Holy Plains 2006 & 2007

“The Journey you make is a quest for yourself.” -Anton Corbjin, Photographer

2007 High Plains Church NM-1

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends and family in the United States and those celebrating abroad. I came across these images while sorting through my personal travel folder in Lightroom this morning, and while I am not a religious person I have always been drawn to old churches, whether to light a candle for a lost loved one in a European Cathedral or pull off the side of an Interstate highway to capture a few frames.

The top image was shot in South East New Mexico (2007) in the waning evening light as I headed east from Fort Sumner after visiting the grave site of Billy the Kid on my way back into Texas. The image below was found in Kansas (2006), but I can’t tell you where exactly because I was off the Interstate taking the time to explore a little en route to my next client and not entirely sure myself. My best hope is that while we are all free to pursue and believe what feels right for us, that we can all exhibit enough strength of character to respect that what is right for some, may not be right for others. While I would not have worshiped in either of these churches, I can respect that they were at one time likely integral to the communities they served on these remote and unforgiving plains.

2006 Great Plains Church Kansas-1

I am still looking for entries for my Cookbook Contest, and at this point your odds are looking pretty good. Submissions due before Christmas. More details here:

Burgoo Food for Comfort Cookbook Giveaway

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Posted by robshaer on November 28, 2013
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. 11/29/2013

    Beautiful shots! They remind me of my home (Nova Scotia)

    Lesley
    Bucket List Publications

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    • 11/29/2013
      robshaer

      Thanks! I’ve even been to Nova Scotia! Spent St Patrick’s day in Halifax one year (’96) at the Lower Deck with two Korean fellows who’s best English was expressed through Christmas Carols. It was quite a night.

      Reply

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