Fort Pickens is one of those massive masonry fortresses built for coastal defense prior to our Civil War. Most of the fortress and its 21,500,000 bricks have survived a war, a massive accidental explosion and numerous hurricanes. My visit extended over three days when the weather was less than ideal, punctuated by periods of rain and heavy fog. Because of these conditions, I spent most of my time photographing the gun casements and bastions. They were in most cases dark, damp and cold, but fascinating. The brickwork with the interlocking massive arches is fantastic!
I am going to post more of this series and an fuller explanation will appear in my next post, the one above this one…
This is a series of infrared photos taken at a friends home. It is not what many people picture as southern New Mexico. I have been working again on adding pages and slide shows using Adobe Muse software in conjunction with WordPress and Dreamweaver. So, I should be adding a link here in the near future for a slide show.
Windmills are certainly not new, but traveling the southwest reminded me that the old versions for pumping water are still alive, well and in use.
I am considering starting a study on deserted, highway, service buildings. I took a series of these while in New Mexico. These would include old truck stops, gas stations and restaurants.