Chris & Carol shared with us a fabulous photographer’s gold mine of picture opportunities. It is called “Gasoline Alley” and frankly it defies description. You simply have to see it to believe it really exists. Gasoline Alley is located on the road between Santa Fe and Taos.
We departed Santa Fe in mixed sunlight but remained optimistic that we would have good light at higher elevations. After all, we are in New Mexico. As we gained altitude the skies became darker and darker, but the sheer force of Carol’s will parted the clouds each time we stopped. When we arrived at Gasoline Alley, the sun popped out and so did our cameras and our questions. What focal length, spot or center weighted averaged metering, and how in the heck do you get an overview of this place?
The proprietor was a pleasant fellow who enjoyed our interest, calmly leaned against one of his many treasures and chuckled as each of us made our own discoveries, recalling images from our past and drilling in on new images for the future.
The following pictures are a small sample of how Elena and I saw Gasoline Alley. We simply couldn’t agree on what frames best captured the spirit of the place, this is a place that speaks to each person individually. Hope you enjoy our interpretations of “Gasoline Alley.”
|Hey stranger, can you spare a cup of joe|
|New Mexico Route 66 Sign at Gasoline Alley|
|Old wire insulators at gasoline alley|
|Saw collection at gasoline alley|