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Home is where the heart is…

College is a funny thing. People are very devoted to their respective schools and I am no different. In my 40 some odd years I have lived in every major city in Texas and three other states. In all my time across Texas and around the country, Lubbock has always been home. I spent 5 years there, and shy or Oregon, Lubbock has been the place I have spent the most time in since I left home. So, you can say that I am attached to the place. While I was in Lubbock, I shot for the Texas Tech Year Book and school newspaper. In all the years there with a camera, I really never sat out to shoot the Administration building,  the most dominant piece of architecture on the campus. So, when I was moving back to Texas from Seattle, I stopped in Lubbock and took some pictures. This shot is of the oldest building on campus.

Texas Tech Administration Building

Texas Tech Administration Building

The Administration Building is a structure on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. It was one of the original buildings on the campus, and is modeled after La Universidad de Alcala de Hernales in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.[1] The Admin building has three floors and a basement and includes twin bell towers, double wings, and a courtyard. Some of the offices housed in the building include the Chancellor’s Office, President’s Office and Board of Regents Office.

I was pretty happy with how this came out. Its a decent B&W shot and has that sentimental feel to it for me. Its nice being closer to home and the school. One day I hope to move back to Lubbock.

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Finally….

Finally…. its about time I can get back to the work of making images. After a VERY LONG move from Seattle back home to Texas, I am finally able to get to work again. Its been a long time since I have added anything… even longer since I have taken anything new. This shot was one taken on drive #2 from Seattle to Texas. this is a grain elevator in Lubbock Texas. Generally these are built in a series. Usually the are made of concrete but these were made of steel. I liked the geometry of the steel plates, rivets and seams.

Steel Symetry

Steel Symetry

More to follow… I really need to find something new to shoot here in Texas. The mountains here are more like hills and the trees more like shrubs when compared to the Pacific Northwest, but its nice none the less. I just need to get used to shooting a different landscape and get more familiar with the area.

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